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Mulk

 

a form of private landownership that existed during the feudal period in the Middle East, including Transcaucasia and Middle Asia (ownership of movable property was called mal). As feudalism developed in the Muslim countries, the term mulk took on different meanings: (1) a kingdom, principality, or fief; (2) feudal ownership of land, corresponding to the alodium or to the Russian votchina (unlike the iqta, the mulk did not entail state service and could be sold, bestowed, or inherited); (3) private ownership of water and irrigation facilities; consequently, the right of an owner to exact payments from peasants for the use of water; (4) small-scale peasant landownership; (5) communal mulk, or ownership of land or water by a village commune. In modern times, the term mulk simply means ownership of land.

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In the book, "Malik and the Malaria-Carrying Mosquito," the main character Malik, travels to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in his little yellow airplane to deliver bed nets to his friend Francois to help prevent the spread of malaria.
The parliamentary board has directed to submit its recommendation in ten days to the President of PML-N Punjab Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, similarly the parliamentary board for NA-61 Chakwal 2 was also constituted and that is comprised of MNA Sardar Mumtaz Tamman, MPA Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Dullah, MPA Malik Zahoor Anwar, President Tehsil Talagang Malik Atif Suleman, Secretary Gen.
Earlier, Malik Karamat and Zaheer Abbass counsels pleaded the court to order verification of voters thumb impressions from NADRA as it would further support their evidence.
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Fast gaining recognition as the 'Peace and friendship envoy for Pakistan and India', Malik started a 'peace journey' from London on December 12, 2012 (12-12-12) at 12:12:12pm.
Malik was initially appointed as its interim director but was given a full-time job in 2001 after helping the organisation secure vital funding.
A senior PCB official said that they have written to the ICC asking for their guidance and advice on the Malik life ban.
Malik, who is of English and Pakistani descent, told Fabulous magazine in an interview in 2012, according to (http://www.
Malik was caught in a garden and the keys to the Volkswagen Golf were found in a hedge.
Malik said a Pakistani judicial commission will be sent to India to take forward the 26/ 11 case and efforts would be made to conclude the trial in his country as soon as possible.
In French newspaper L'Equipe, Ben Arfa maintains that he was "virtually cut off from the world," after al Malik and his manager, Fabien Coste, introduced him to the religious group.
Malik has spent her entire legal career in the New York area and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey.