Watan

Watan

 

(Arabic, Hizb al-Watani, Fatherland Party).

(1) The first political organization in Egypt, active in the period of the rise of the national liberation struggle (1879-82). Watan was against foreign domination. It consisted mainly of progressive officers and representatives of the intelligentsia. Under the slogan “Egypt for the Egyptians,” Watan demanded the introduction of a constitutional order.

(2) A political party in Egypt founded by Mustafa Kamil in 1907. It consisted of representatives of the intelligentsia, the nationalist bourgeoisie, and the landowners and enjoyed wide popularity in the country. It demanded withdrawal of the British troops, establishment of a constitutional order, and, initially, an autonomous Egypt within the framework of the Ottoman Empire. After 1918 the party called for the national independence of Egypt. After the end of World War I it no longer played any essential role. It was dissolved in January 1953.

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The CJP rejected the plea by Watan Party, sustaining the objections raised by the SC registrar.
The Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the appeal of the Watan Party in his chamber and sustained the objections raised by the SC Registrar's Office.
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Rotana Hotel Management Corporation will be added to Sandooq Al Watan's Prime Funders list, which compiles the names of all contributors - individuals or institutions - until the end of the Year of Giving 2017, to encourage the wider business community to come on board and support the fund in achieving its goals outlined in the Sandooq Al Watan 2020 strategy.
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