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(Persian; also sardar). (1) In the Ottoman Empire, the title of the commander of a field army.

(2) In Egypt during the period of British rule, a British officer commanding the army of the khedive.

(3) In Iran and Afghanistan, an influential high official, the head of a tribe; in such cases, “sirdar” is sometimes incorporated into the person’s name.

(4) In India, a title common among Sikhs of the Jat caste; before the British conquest of the Punjab in 1849, Sikh military leaders and representatives of the Sikh feudal stratum, such as members of the ruling dynasty and the governors of districts, were called sirdars.

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In 2013, Sardar Ahmad Ali Dareshak was elected as an MPA on the ticket of PTI.
"If Sardar Patel would have been alive, solution to Kashmir issue would have been achieved long back.
Sardar went to London and met Ashpal and her family.
Sardar Masood Khan said that these hospitals, fully furnished with modern appliances besides other facilities for the treatment of fatal diseases, will be established in Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Poonch divisions.
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Meanwhile, senior politician Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, former Chief Minister Dost Muhammad Khosa, assembly members, tribal elders and notables of the area expressed condolence with the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his residence in Barthi.
The trial court had accepted two applications of Sardar Mushtaq, Tariq Awan and others under Section 265-K of Code of Criminal Procedure, which empowers the trial court to acquit an accused before conclusion of trial when there is no possibility of conviction.
Sardar Maqsood Khan Leghari is a seasoned politician who fully understands the mechanism of local and national politics.
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New Delhi [India], October 31 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday flag off 'Run For Unity' at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi on 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Sardar was a person with good moral character and kind with minority and Muslim community.