Zahir Shah, Muhammad

Zahir Shah, Muhammad

 

Born Oct. 15, 1914, in Kabul. King of Afghanistan from November 1933 until July 1973.

From 1920 to 1924 Zahir Shah studied at the Habibia and Istiqlal lycées in Kabul, and from 1924 to 1930 he continued his education in France. He graduated from military school in Kabul in 1931. In 1932 he was appointed deputy minister of national defense, and in September 1933 he became minister of education. In November 1933, after the death of his father, King Muhammad Nadir Shah, he acceded to the throne. On July 17, 1973, he was dethroned.

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The arrested firecracker sellers included Nisar Ahmad, Muhammad Israr, Salman, Ghafran, Naqeebullah, Aftab Rehman, Iqbal Shah, Zahir Shah, Muhammad Naveed, Ashraf Ali, Wajid Kamal and Nasrullah,\" he maintained.
The public meeting attended by a large number of workers from Malakand and Dir was also addressed by PPP provincial president Khanzada Khan, Senator Ahmed Hassan and a number of former federal and provincial ministers and members of Parliament including former federal minister Najmuddin Khan, former Provincial ministers Engineer Humayun Khan, Liaquat Shabab, Zahir Shah, Muhammad Anwar Khan and MPA from Chitral Salim Khan, beside others.