Amanullah Khan


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Amanullah Khan

1892--1960, emir (1919--26) and king (1926--29) of Afghanistan; he obtained Afghan independence from Britain (1919)

Amanullah Khan

 

Born June 1, 1892; died Apr. 25, 1960. King of Afghanistan, 1919–29. One of the sons of Amir Habibullah.

Amanullah Khan came to power on Feb. 21, 1919, and on Feb. 28, 1919, he proclaimed the independence of Afghanistan. The exchange of friendly messages between Amanullah Khan and V. I. Lenin in 1919 resulted in the establishment of diplomatic relations with Soviet Russia. In 1921 and 1926 treaties were signed by Afghanistan and the USSR. The 1926 treaty ensured neutrality and mutual nonaggression between the two countries. Amanullah Khan’s domestic reforms, which were guided by the ideas of the young Afghans, promoted the centralization of the country and the bourgeois transformation of its economy. In 1928, Amanullah Khan visited the USSR. The an-tigovernment uprising of 1928–29, led by Bacha-i Saqao and supported by British imperialism, forced Amanullah Khan to renounce the throne and emigrate. He died in Zurich and was buried in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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Amanullah Khan Memorial Lecture at the 23rd national conference of paediatric surgery organized by Association of Paediatric Surgeons of Pakistan at Nishtar Medical College Multan held on October 28-29th 2011.
Prof Dr Khawaja Azam Ali, Prof Dr Hassan Sohaib Murad, Prof Amanullah Khan, Prof Dr Anwar Ali Shah, Prof Dr Mushtaq Ali Sajid, Prof Barkat Ali, Zubair Ahmed Malik and Tayyab Awan attended the meeting.
His father Amanullah Khan came to Britain from Pakistan in the 1960s as a qualified engineer, but worked as a bus driver because of the higher wages.
The Pakistani delegation at the Riyadh moot was led by the then Minister for Petroleum, Amanullah Khan Jadoon.
Other entrants from Saudi Arabia are Mir Aftab Javed, 65, a programme specialist; Mohammed Amanullah Khan, 50, and Mohammed Osman Ali Khan, 57, both planning and programme analysts from Dhahran, and Mahboob Khan, 62, human-resource manager, and GSC plate winner four years ago.
His counterpart Amanullah Khan Jadoon said Pakistan is determined to work with India to make the proposed pipeline a reality.