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a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial governor or chief minister to the sultan



title of ministers and highest dignitaries in many Islamic countries. In the Ottoman Empire the supreme or grand vizier (vezir-i-azam, sard-azam) headed the government (the Porte), issued orders (fermans) in the name of the sultan, and signed peace treaties. With the termination of the sultanate in Turkey (1922), this office was abolished.

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Dave TH, Wasir HS, Prabhakaran D, Dev V, Das G, Rajani M, et al.
Today, Ravan serves the industry as the CEO of WASIR and the executive director of BAMI-I (Buried Asset Management Institute-International).
JAILED: Drugs dealer Wasir Hussain and his ex-girlfriend Tammy Vinter
Wasir Ali's two sisters also died due to illness in their 40s.
Earlier, the PPP Punjab President was accorded warm welcome on arrival and received by Tasneem Ahmad Qureshi, Minister of State for Water and Power along with other party's workers including PPP Punjab General Secretary Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Chairman PM Inspection Team Nawab Sher Wasir, MPA Ajaz Ahmad Khalu, MPA Sardar Kamil Gujjar and MPA Rana Munawar Ghaus of the district.
The remaining body of Wasir Ali will be repatriated to Sylhet at 11.
Hasan Wasir, of the Anti-Graffiti Unit, said: "Graffiti like this has the potential to really impact on neighbourhoods.
Misra A, Chowbey P, Makkar B M, Vlkram N K, Wasir J S, Chadha D et al.
Hasan Wasir said: "Any young person going to court for criminal damage is sent to take part in the graffiti reparation scheme.
Indian High School, Dubai: 66 (Terry Michael 21, Siddharth 20, Aniket 12, Jaison 6, Sagar 2, Yash 3, Mitesh 2) beat NIMS Dubai 13 points (Kurian Kuruvila 7, Vikash Kumar 2, Mohammad Sahad 2, Mohammad Abdul Wasir 2).
Misra A, Vikram NK, Gupta R, Pandey RM, Wasir JS, Gupta VR Waist circumference cut-off points and action levels for Asian Indians for identification of abdominal obesity.
Consensus Statement for Diagnosis of Obesity, Abdominal Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome for Asian Indians and Recommendations for Physical Activity, Medical and Surgical Management A Misra, P Chowbey, BM Makkar, NK Vikram, JS Wasir, D Chadha, Shashank R Joshi, S Sadikot, R Gupta, Seema Gulati, YP Munjal for Consensus Group