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1. In Muslim countries, a council room or hall for a court of justice.
2. A smoking room.
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The family sold the land to different people time to time until Jan 1, 1970 when the Punjab government notified the Auqaf Department as the rightful owner of the land and Dewans the custodian.
In 1986, the government withdrew its 1970 notification and the Dewans reciprocated by withdrawing their appeal from the Lahore High Court against the decision.
With this, the Dewans resumed their land selling business and the Revenue Department issued ownership rights (farad) to all buyers.