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Former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi dies at 93

Prominent politician, Jihadi leader and former President of Afghanistan Sibghatullah Mojaddedi has died, sources close to his family confirm.
Former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi dies at 93
AVA- He served as Acting President after the fall of Mohammad Najibullah's government in April 1992. He was also the founder of the Afghan National Liberation Front, and served as the chairman of the 2003 loya jirga that approved Afghanistan's new constitution.
In 2005 he was appointed chairman of the Meshrano Jirga, upper house of the National Assembly of Afghanistan, and was reappointed as a member in 2011. He also served on the Afghan High Peace Council. Mojaddedi is considered to have been a moderate Muslim leader.[3]
Mojaddedi left for Pakistan in 1978 following 1978 coup which resulted into the victory of People’s Democratic Party and started political and armed campaign against the government of the time by forming National Liberation Front.
He was appointed as the Chairman of the Afghan Senate, Upper House of Parliament (Meshrano Jirga) in 2003.

Tuesday 12 February 2019 04:06
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