Sher Ali


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Sher Ali

(shâr älē`) or

Shere Ali

(shēr älē`, shâr), 1825–79, emir of Afghanistan (1863–79), son of Dost Muhammad. His succession was opposed by other members of his family, notably his brothers. Sher Ali turned from his friendship with the British toward friendly relations with Russia, which was then extending its power into central Asia. Trouble with the British finally brought on the second of the Afghan Wars. Sher Ali's forces were defeated by the British, and he had to flee the country. He died in exile, and his entire party was ousted from Afghanistan in 1880. His pro-British nephew, Abdar-Rahman Khan, became emir.

Sher Ali

 

Born 1825; died Feb. 20, 1879, in Mazar-i-Sharif. Afghan emir from 1863.

Sher Ali, one of the sons of Dost Muhammad, implemented measures that furthered Afghanistan’s economic and cultural development. Under Sher Ali, the standing army was increased, roads were improved, and the country’s first newspaper, Shams un-Nahar, was published (1875). Sher Ali worked to effect an independent foreign policy and to counteract the plans of the British colonizers, who undertook an aggressive war against Afghanistan in 1878.

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ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Power Division Abid Sher Ali Thursday said the people of Pakistan would elect their representatives in the upcoming general elections, keeping in view their performance.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Power Division Abid Sher Ali Thursday said the public would elect their representatives in the upcoming general elections, keeping in view their performance.
FAISALABAD -- State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Monday criticised Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
FAISALABAD -- State Minister for Power Abid Sher Ali claimed on Sunday that the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has once against introduced the trend of buying lawmakers for votes.
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali said that he would 'hit with slippers' those who disrespect parliament, reported Express News.
TARBELA GHAZI -- Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali has said that six new grid stations are being set up in Hazara division.
According to officials of Malakand Levies and local residents, the roof of a room of the house of Sher Ali collapsed in Ghawar Kalley area when the family was asleep.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that the government is vigorously executing hydel, gas and coal projects to overcome energy shortage in the country.
Abdullah Jan and Sher Ali are the heads of the families who fought over possession of a house for four years.
Sher Ali Khan wants to prevent illegal stone crushing at Margalla Hills, near Wah and Taxilla.
Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali said on Thursday that KESC cannot take more than 650 MW from the national grid.
Federal government is in plans to upgrade the airport of textile industrial hub city, Faisalabad, according to international standards, said, the Pakistan's Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali.