Abdul Zahir

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Zahir, Abdul


Born May 23, 1910, in Paghman. Afghan statesman.

In 1939, Zahir graduated from Columbia University in the USA. He is a doctor of medicine. Beginning in 1943 he worked in the health service system of Afghanistan, and from 1956 to 1958 he served as minister of health. From 1958 to 1961, Zahir was Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan and at the same time was envoy to Ceylon. From 1961 to 1964 and from 1965 to 1969 he was chairman of the lower house of Afghanistan’s parliament. In 1964-65 he served as deputy prime minister and minister of health. From 1969 to 1971, zahir was ambassador to Italy, and from July 1971 to December 1972 he was prime minister of Afghanistan.

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Central leadership including Nawab Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi, President Quetta Jamaluddin, central additional secretary Sahib Jan Kakar, provisional secretary general Mabat Kaka, senior vice president Nawabzada Arbab Umar Farooq Kasi and others also addressed on the occasion.
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Other winners were Abdul Zahir Dotani, Nazir Ahmed Zehri, Master Khuda Bux Zehri and Abdul Qadeer Bolani, who won the second, third, forth and fifth positions respectively.
This conference was addressed by Peer Naqeeb ur Rahman, Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer, Shaikh-ul-Hadees Maulana Mubbashir Nizami, Father James Chanan, Pandet Lal Chand, Mufti Abdul Mueed Assad, Bishop Hamphry Peter Sarfaraz, Sardar Janam Singh, Father Jacob Dogra, Allama Syed Fakhr ul Hasan Kararvi, Maulana Abdul Zahir Farooqi, Maulana Masood Qasim Qasmi, Maulana Aziz ur Rahman, Maulana Zia Ullah Khan, Mufti Saif Ullah Khan, Syed Abul Baseer Azad, Professor Zafar Ullah Jan
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In NA-262 around 15 candidates including Syed Abdul Zahir from PML-N, Kamal Uddin from MMA and PMAP's Mohammad Essa Khan will challenge each other.
Prominent among them were Bakht Munir, Fazal Akbar, Abdul Zahir, Fazal Amin, Rehman Gul, Syed Ghani and Bakht Taj Khan.
Al-Hakami said the accredited training was provided by a professional and planning manager, Nihad Juma Abdul Zahir, who briefed the workers in the areas of cash handling, the ways which can be used for forgery, and revealed the techniques of counterfeiting and how to take legal action against them.
The butcher turned angry and said: "Some butchers sell meat of sick or dead animals with half price." Abdul Zahir, secretary of Afghan workers association, said most of the butchers' shops were not properly registered with the municipality.
However, Abdul Zahir, properties manager in the 16th District of Kabul Municipality claims the tax was increased on the basis of a letter dated 26 February 2007 issued by the municipality's revenue department.
In Eastern Nuristan province, six armed rebels and four security personnel were killed in an ongoing clash in the Barg-i-Matal district, governor's spokesman Abdul Zahir Bahand said.
Shigal district governor Abdul Zahir confirmed the death toll.