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(formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India
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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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People from all walks of life lauded the documentary which reminded them the historical sacrifices of late Amir of Bahawalpur Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi.
He said that the tenure of nominated chief minister, Nawab Zehri would bring prosperity for people of Balochistan.
'Being Chief Minister i have utilize my utmost efforts for development of my people, we established a high-standard Hospital and Sub-Campus of UOB in Mastung while utilized all funds for the provision of basic facilities for people of my constituency.' Nawab Raisani added.
Mr Nawab said that Karnal Sher Khan was his senior, but would always deal him in a friendly way like in their village in Swabi.
'A conspiracy was behind the killing of Nawab Bugti because they wanted to spoil peace in Balochistan but unfortunately three regimes in Pakistan foiled in arresting killers of Nawab Bugti.' The political leaders of Balochistan said added justice can't prevail in the country without arrest of Nawab Akbar Bugti's assassins.
Nawab Zarakzai's wife Lal Bibi has nominated ex-CM and his brother in the FIR
According to Nawab Jahangir Khanji, the Junagadh state council's decision to accede to Pakistan and Nawab Mahabat Khanji-III's announcement were very much according to the Indian Independence Act of July 1947 that allowed the princely states to accede to either India or Pakistan.
Cars used by the Nawab of Bahawalpur were also parked at the palace once upon a time.
Venus TV telecasted detailed interview of Prince Bahawal in which he highlighted history of former Bahawalpur State, Abbasi family's role in the creation and strengthening of Pakistan, and cordial relations between QuaideAzam and Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi.
According to media reports the passenger coach was coming from Quetta to Karachi when it collided with the passenger van enroute to Qalandar Abad from Nawab shah.
Sharing the video on Twitter, a user wrote "Chand Nawab rocks yet again but this time not for 'apno mein Eid manane' (to celebrate the festival of Eid with one's near and dear)"
Nawab has been shifted to district headquarters hospital Mardan where he has been under treatment.