Naib


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Naib

 

(Arabic, “deputy”), in medieval Muslim states such as the Arabian Caliphate and the Golden Horde, the governor of a district or province; in the Azerbaijani khanates, the governor of a magal (district or province); and under the imamate of Shamil in Dagestan, the imam’s appointed deputy, who exercised military and administrative authority over a specific territory.

In some contemporary Muslim countries, a naib is the deputy of a government official or a member of the clergy, at times a local chief of police or a village elder. Under the Ottoman Empire the naib was a judge of a Sharia court, deputy of a supreme judge, or assistant to a gadi.

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Although disappointed not to have won a single match, Naib said his team had learnt a lot from their mistakes.
"We fight really well, the boys gave 100 percent but in the end we missed an opportunity to win the match," said Afghanistan captain Naib. "Credit to Pakistan, they controlled their nerves.
Naib praised Shakib Al Hasan and said: "He's the world No.1 allrounder.
"If you look at the Sri Lanka team, the last two years they have been struggling in the one-day matches so we have an opportunity to do well against them," Naib said.
Delport brought up his 50 from 38 balls and then wrapped up Panthers' innings with a straight six off Naib.
The convict was involved in orchestrating an attack on troops which claimed the lives of Naib Subedar Ali Amir, Havildar Badshah Khan along with 13 other soldiers.
To fill his post Naib Subedaar Abbas Ali Shinwari was transferred as line officer Landikotal.
Assassination of Muhammad Naib took place in Tangi Aozo village of Khan-i-Audakha area of Shahrak district late Sunday evening, the gubernatorial spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A city-owned nonprofit dedicated to environmental education and stewardship, the 265,000-square-foot National Aquarium in Baltimore (NAIB) houses more than 15,000 animals representing some 650 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, and reptiles.
The council met at the district headquarters complex, Tajazai, with naib nazim Haji Arab Khan in the chair.
According to Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE), Circle Officer Anti-corruption Sheikh Nasir Abbas on a complaint conducted a raid and arrested Abdul Hameed, Naib Qasid of Union Council No.34 Chak Jhumra, red handed while receiving bribe of Rs 10,000 from a citizen for a legal work.
Leeds -- Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib defended his disastrous decision to bring himself on to bowl towards the end of a gripping match against Pakistan on Saturday -- a move that cost 18 runs in a single over.