Amanullah


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Amanullah

(ăməno͝ol`ə), 1892–1960, emir (1919–26) and king (1926–29) of Afghanistan. To win popular support for his rule he invaded India in an attempt to free Afghanistan from British-ruled India. No serious fighting occurred, however, and the Treaty of Rawalpindi was soon signed (1919). He attempted to introduce a number of Western reforms and changed the country from an emirate to a kingdom. His subjects rebelled against his program, and he fled the country in 1929. He remained in exile in Switzerland until his death.

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See study by L. B. Poullada (1973).

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Amanullah, a 44-year old proud Muslim and proud California geek, was the editor-in-chief of the web magazine Altmuslim and started an online restaurant-rating service called Zabihah and also launched a business service called Halalfire to drive advertising to the Muslim consumer market.
The money would be used for reconstruction of Amanullah, Taj Baik and Chehel Satoon Palaces, the mayor said, while opening the account at the state-run Pushtany Bank.
QUETTA -- Former Chief Minister Balochistan and Chief of Jhalawan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri on Wednesday quashed allegations regarding his involvement in killings of Nwab Amanullah Zehri and his grandson.
QUETTA -- Azad Jammu Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan met Governor Balachistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai at Governor House on Tuesday.
Asadullah, his younger sibling Amanullah and their peer Ahsan Aurangzeb, who lived in Bhont Kahna, neighbourhood of Bagh, arrived at Nullah Mahl for fishing at about 10am, during which Amanullah and Aurangzeb slipped into the water, police said.
QUETTA:Balochistan Advocate General (AG) Amanullah Kanrani has announced his resignation in order to participate in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections as its president.He made this announcement at a press conference here on Wednesday.
The protest was led by chief of MQF Amanullah Khan Kakar, Naimatullah Khan Khilji and others.
A citizen Fidda Hussain gave an application to Anti-Corruption Establishment regional director that Amanullah inspector was demanding bribe for the approval of his case.
QUETTA -- The principal of University of Balochistan's law college, Barrister Amanullah Achakzai, was shot dead by unknown assailants at Spini Road on Wednesday morning.
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A group of 11 insurgents led by commander Mullah Amanullah joined the government-initiated peace process in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Wednesday.
Sources told Daily Times that Amanullah, a resident of Badhber village, was travelling in a car in the Sheikhabad area when police flagged him down but he made a run for it.
QUETTA -- Levies has arrested the accused allegedly involved in killing of Nawab Amanullah Khan Zarakzai along with four accused late on Tuesday evening.