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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Abdul Zahir, secretary of Afghan workers association, said most of the butchers' shops were not properly registered with the municipality.
CM Balochistan asked for assistance of the PM in recovery of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi, leader of ANP from Baluchistan.
Nawaz Sharif expressed deep concern over the kidnapping for ransom phenomenon and assured the delegation that he will take personal interest in recovery of ANP leader Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi.
Representatives of all political, nationalist and religious parties have given a call to stage a joint sit-in outside the parliament on January 12 to protest against the kidnapping of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi and others.
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.
AoAuHaji Abdul Zahir, the new governor of Marja, saying that it is impossible to estimate how many Taliban fighters remain in the Afghan city.
Abdul Zahir, the newly appointed district governor, arrived in the area on Tuesday and has met local elders.
Mohammad Ismaeel Khan, former governor of Herat Province in southern Afghanistan, and Abdul Zahir, son of Haji Abdul Qadeer, former governor of Nangarhar Province, escaped Sunday morning, allegedly with the help of a member of the Taliban.
Abdul Zahir Kamalzai, provincial Electoral Complaint Commission ( ECC ) head, said 33 voting centres were opened in Purchaman district on Election Day.
The Chief Minister Balochistan asked the Prime Minister for assistance for the recovery of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi, leader of ANP from Balochistan.
Two accused identified as Firoz Shah and Abdul Zahir of the Bajaur Agency were arrested and the car was taken into custody.
QUETTA -- A peaceful protest rally is scheduled to be taken out against non-recovery of Nawab Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi from the Arbab House today (Sunday).