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Ahmad Shah

(äkhmäd` shä`), c.1723–1773, Afghan ruler (1747–73), founder of the Durani dynasty. His success in commanding Afghan forces in India for Nadir ShahNadir Shah
or Nader Shah
, 1688–1747, shah of Iran (1736–47), sometimes considered the last of the great Asian conquerors. He was a member of the Afshar tribe.
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 of Iran won him the rule of Afghanistan on Nadir's death (1747). He twice (1756, 1760) occupied and sacked Delhi, the capital of the Mughal empire. He conquered a vast territory, extending roughly from the Oxus (Amu Darya) to the Indus rivers and from Tibet to Khorasan, but he was unable to consolidate this empire and it soon disintegrated. He united and strengthened Afghanistan, however, and is therefore often considered its modern founder. His family retained power until the rise of Dost MuhammadDost Muhammad
, 1793–1863, emir of Afghanistan. He and his family struggled to get the emirate for years before he finally succeeded in establishing himself in 1826.
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ISLAMABAD -- Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah Tuesday said modernizing of security system would help improve China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
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Supreme Head (King) of Malaysia Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has been crowned in the official monarch residence in Kuala Lumpur, APA reports citing TASS.
NAWABSHAH -- Pakistan Peoples party has been threatening me since ten years because I am contesting from the platform of Pakistan Muslim League functional due to that PPP Leader Syed Fasih Ahmad Shah starts false propaganda against me and people of my village are being misled and false cases are being filed against me.
Minister for Interior Brigadier (Retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah Wednesday visited Pakistan Rangers Sindh Headquarters and met with Director General Rangers Major General Umer Ahmed Bukhari.
The Dewan Rakyat observed a moment of silence today for the late father of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ahmad Shah Al Musta'in Billah Sultan Abu Bakar who died on May 22.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (KUNA) -- The father of the current Malaysian King and former governor of Pahang state, Sultan Ahmad Shah, died on Wednesday at the age of 88 due to ill health.
15 (BNA): Sultan Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah was proclaimed today as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding his father Sultan Ahmad Shah.
RAWALPINDI -- An important headway has been made in JUI-S chief Maulana Sami ul Haq murder case as his personal secretary Ahmad Shah has been arrested.
Muhammad and Ahmad Shah Khagga on Tuesday joined the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Delegation headed by Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education (SH and ME) Najam Ahmad Shah arranged a road show to attract Turkish companies and investors to provide services at PKLI and other mega institutes.
ISLAMABAD:The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah's health is deteriorating in New Delhi's Tihar jail.