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Mohammad Musa Shafiq

In office
12 December 1972 – 17 July 1973
Monarch Mohammad Zahir Shah
Preceded by Abdul Zahir
Succeeded by Nur Muhammad Taraki (1978 – 1979)

Born 1932
Kama District, Nangarhar Province, Afhganistan
Died 1979
Kabul, Afghanistan
Political party Independent

Mohammad Musa Shafiq (1932–1979) 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.


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