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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The injured were rushed to civil hospital for medical where the victims were identified Mohammad Nawaz, Habibullah, Abdul Zahir, Mohammad Samie and Mahim.
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.
Abdul Zahir, secretary of Afghan workers association, said most of the butchers' shops were not properly registered with the municipality.
The Chief Minister Balochistan asked the Prime Minister for assistance for the recovery of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kansi, leader of ANP from Balochistan.
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.
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 died on the spot while Lal Muhammad was seriously injured and shifted to hospital in Peshawar.