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or Au•rung•zeb

(ˈɔr əŋˌzɛb)

1618–1707, Mogul emperor of Hindustan 1658–1707.
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Sardar Aurungzeb Nalotha said the government had arrested the party's vice-president, Maryam Nawaz, when she announced a rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir to show solidarity with the people of the India-held region.
Single bench justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurungzeb has decided the least number of cases which is 594.
ISLAMABAD:Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Tuesday recommended to fulfill all the vacant posts in the finance department of Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) as soon as possible.The Committee said that finance department is a backbone of the institution and with lack of manpower it is not possible to perform well for the development of the region.Chairman Senator Hilal ur Rehman presided over the meeting while senators including Muahmmad Saleh Shah, Aurungzeb Khan, Hidayat Ullah, Sajjad Hussain Turi, Malik Najmul Hassan, Ahmed Hassan, Khanzada Khan, Sitara Ayaz and officials of FATA Secretariat were attended the meeting.
The following historical 'fable' illustrates the above assertion rather graphically: Mughal emperor Shah Jehan, who was imprisoned by his son Aurungzeb in a solitary confinement at Agra Fort, once requested his emperor son to allow him to teach Koran to some children for a couple of hours every day, so to break the monotony of his stifling solitude.
The legend, established for centuries now, has it that the justification for the humiliating execution of Prince Dara Shukoh by his brother Aurungzeb in 1659 was Dara's heresy.
Aurungzeb spent the better part of his reign trying to crush revolts in Southern India.
Emperor Aurungzeb is known to have inscribed several passages of the manuscript himself, and he had reserved a special section of his palace for the artists who completed it.
He was responding to severe criticism by Parliamentarians Nosheen Saeed, Tahira Aurungzeb, Nuzhat Sadiq and Fouzia Ijaz over the issue, while the Speaker realizing the sensitivity of the issue has demanded an immediate explanation from the ministry over the issue.
Athar Ali, The Mughal Nobility Under Aurungzeb (New Delhi: Asia Publishing House, 1970).