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a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial governor or chief minister to the sultan
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title of ministers and highest dignitaries in many Islamic countries. In the Ottoman Empire the supreme or grand vizier (vezir-i-azam, sard-azam) headed the government (the Porte), issued orders (fermans) in the name of the sultan, and signed peace treaties. With the termination of the sultanate in Turkey (1922), this office was abolished.

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(6.) Dave TH, Wasir HS, Prabhakaran D, Dev V, Das G, Rajani M, et al.
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JAILED: Drugs dealer Wasir Hussain and his ex-girlfriend Tammy Vinter
In the days running up to the challenge last-minute checks are being made, with the challenge vehicle being prepped at the start line in Wadi Adda Wasir, Saudi Arabia.
The start line will be Wadi Adda Wasir, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the route will run from there towards the finish line on the border of the UAE, a gruelling journey of more than 1,000km.
Abu Dhabi: The repatriation of the bodies of the 21 victims of the Al Ain bus crash was completed by 11.30pm Tuesday, with the last flight taking the body of Wasir Ali departing from Abu Dhabi for Sylhet in Bangladesh.
(79.) Misra A, Wasir JS, Vikram NK, Carbohydrate diets, postprandial hyperlipidaemia abdominal obesity: a recipe for atherogenic disaster.
Speakers: Jack Ravan, WASIR & Executive Director, BAMI-I; John Griffin, director of Asset Management-City of Atlanta-DWM & secretary, BAMI-I
The recent studies done in Delhi and Jaipur in general population by Wasir JS, (14) et al where a subgroup included the diabetics showed a prevalence of MS as 73.5%.
The remaining body of Wasir Ali will be repatriated to Sylhet at 11.30pm on Tuesday, Kazmi said.