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Ahmad Shah

(äkhmäd` shä`), c.1723–1773, Afghan ruler (1747–73), founder of the Durani dynasty. His success in commanding Afghan forces in India for Nadir ShahNadir Shah
or Nader Shah
, 1688–1747, shah of Iran (1736–47), sometimes considered the last of the great Asian conquerors. He was a member of the Afshar tribe.
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 of Iran won him the rule of Afghanistan on Nadir's death (1747). He twice (1756, 1760) occupied and sacked Delhi, the capital of the Mughal empire. He conquered a vast territory, extending roughly from the Oxus (Amu Darya) to the Indus rivers and from Tibet to Khorasan, but he was unable to consolidate this empire and it soon disintegrated. He united and strengthened Afghanistan, however, and is therefore often considered its modern founder. His family retained power until the rise of Dost MuhammadDost Muhammad
, 1793–1863, emir of Afghanistan. He and his family struggled to get the emirate for years before he finally succeeded in establishing himself in 1826.
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Besides Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, the agency filed a charge sheet against separatist leader Syed Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Fantoosh, Geelani's personal assistant Bashir Ahmad Bhat and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, Javed Ahmad Bhat, Hurriyat Conference leaders Aftab Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Mohammad Akbar Khanday and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal.
Delegation headed by Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SH and ME) Najam Ahmad Shah arranged a road show to attract Turkish companies and investors to provide services at PKLI and other mega institutes.
A road-show was arranged by the delegation, headed by Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SH and ME) Punjab Najam Ahmad Shah, which was attended by top-level companies of Turkey having long experience in providing janitorial, pest control, laundry, catering and other services.
Indian paramilitary and police personnel during house raids, crackdowns, bullet, pellet and PAVA firings and teargas shelling subjected 4,674 civilians to torture, while 3529 persons including Hurriyet leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali , Mohammad Aslam Wani, photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid Yousuf and Javaid Ahmad, activists, students, young boys and women leaders were arrested.
We condemn the attitude of the Indian government and jail authorities towards Shabbir Ahmad Shah.
The Wisdom of Ahmad Shah: An Afghan Legend" is a beautiful retelling of a part of the history of a beloved Afghan ruler, King Ahmad Shah Durrani, who lived over 250 years ago.
HIS Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday received at Gudaibiya Palace Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Sultan of Pahang in Malaysia.
29 (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa received at Sakhir Palace Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Sultan of Pahang in Malaysia, currently on a visit to Bahrain.
The Boeing 777, piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, disappeared with 239 people on board in March.
The most likely scenario is pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah depressurised the cabin on purpose, depriving those on the Malaysia Airlines jet of air, he suggests.
Wilson said their thorough investigation ended in ''one shocking and unbelievable conclusion'' that the lost of MH370 was deliberate and Ahmad Shah was the culprit.
During a press conference Shakeel Ahmad Shah Babakhel stated that Mian Rashid had bought eight vehicles from him before the general election, adding, that he had documented proof of the deal with Rashid Ali Shah.