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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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Sher Ali Khan has said that Punjab government is benefitting from modern technology for the development of mines sector and eliminating energy crises.
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Sher Ali Hazara served in the Indian Army and fought for the British in their battles in Afghanistan and Iraq or Mesopotamia, as it was known back then, and India during World War One.
Sher Ali told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened earlier Saturday while the dwellers were departing for attending funeral.
ISLAMABAD -- State minister Abid Sher Ali has filed written apology before Election Commission (EC) for violating code of conduct in Local Bodies (LB) polls.
FAISALABAD -- A case pertaining to a murder of a man during Saturday's Local Government polls has been registered in Faisalabad against several individuals including Minister of State Abid Sher Ali and Pakistan Muslim League-N MPA Tahir Jamil.
FAISALABAD -- Senior PML-N leader, Ch Sher Ali Monday said that Mayor group would show its power in a public meeting to be held at Dhobi Ghat ground here on October 29.
Abid Sher Ali while meeting with delegation of foreign investors headed by Javed Malik Pakistan s Ambassador (Special Envoy for Foreign Investments) said that there are tremendous opportunities for foreigner investors in power sector of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday granted time to State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali and other parties for submission of written reply till November 10 over alleged violations of elections code of conduct in Local Bodies polls in Punjab.