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Mohammad Musa Shafiq

Politician

Mohammad Musa Shafiq Mohammad Musa Shafiq (1932–1979) was Prime Minister of Afghanistan. He was an Afghan politician and poet. He became Foreign Minister in 1971 and Prime Minister in December 1972. He lost both positions when Mohammed Zahir Shah was overthrown on July 17, 1973. He survived throughout the regime of Mohammed Daoud Khan, but was arrested after the 1978 communist coup d'état and executed along with many other non-communist politicians in 1979. Mohammad Musa Shafiq was born in Kama district, Nagarhar province, Afghanistan in 1932. Son of prominent Afghan politicians and civil servants. Mohammad Musa Shafiq was graduated from Kabul Arabic Religious High School. He earned his Master's degree from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. "He earned an additional Master's degree from Columbia University in New York, United States of America." As prime minister, Shafiq sought closer ties with the United States and promised a crack-down on opium growing and smuggling.Shafiq was only seven month prime minister.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1932
Profession
Politician

Education

Institution From To
Columbia University

Death

Date of death
1979

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