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(formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India



the title given the vicegerent of a province under the Mogul Empire in India in the 17th century. As the empire began to disintegrate in the first half of the 18th century, the nawabs of many provinces, including Bengal, Arcot, and Oudh, gained de facto independence.

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Nawabzada Yousaf Khan Hoti is grandson of veteran politician of Pakistan Muslim League Nawab Abdul Ghafoor Khan Hoti.
In NA-266- Nasirabad cum Jafferabad, Jamhoori Watan party's Nawabzada Shazain bugti is standing against PPP's Mir Changez Khan Jamali.
Muscat: Nawabzada Aminullah Khan Raisani, the ambassador of Pakistan, is a proud owner of an antique watch that was awarded to his grandfather, Nawab Asadullah Khan Raisani, by the order of Queen Victoria.
Speaking at a crowded press conference, Nawabzada Aurangzeb Khan said that Pakistan Peoples Party is a democratic party.
Bugti's son Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti had nominated former President Pervez Musharraf, former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, former Governor Balochistan Owais Ahmed Ghani, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and others in the murder of his father.
Nawabzada, an Honorary Consul General of Japan in Peshawar, was amongst 55 foreign recipients of the 2014 Spring Imperial Decorations who awarded the Decoration in recognition of his significant contributions to promoting exchanges and friendly relations between Japan and Pakistan and to Japan's economic and development assistance in the border region with Afghanistan.
Before taking up his assignment as ambassador of Pakistan to the Sultanate of Oman, Nawabzada Aminullah Khan has served as ambassador to Lebanon and Syria.
BLUF expressed it full confidence in Baloch Leaders Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri and Nawabzada Harbiyar Marri, and said the UN should take them into confidence for the safe release of John Solecki.
Nawabzada Magsi is the younger brother of former Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi.
He lauded the efforts of Nawabzada Haji Mir Lashkari Raisani for the promotion of Hockey in Balochistan and termed provision of sport goods, electricity and water for Hockey ground a welcome move.
Moreover, the President of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti also strongly condemned the kidnapping of the ANP leader and said that the government failed to provide protection of the masses and the incidents of kidnapping for ransom have become a matter of routine in the province.
Counsel of Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, Sohail Rajput, told reporters while quoting the remarks of the judge during the hearing that the court will issue arrest warrants against Musharraf if he fails to appear before it" .