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Mohammad Hashim Khan

Personal data
Date of birth1885
Date of death1953
Political partyIndependent
Prime Minister of Afghanistan
In office14 November 1929 - May 1946
MonarchMohammed Nadir Shah
Succeeded byShah Mahmud Khan
Preceded byShir Giyan

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Sardar Mohammad Hashim Khan (1885?-1953) was a political figure in Afghanistan.

He was the uncle of Mohammad Zahir Shah and the elder brother of Sardar Shah Mahmud Khan and Sardar Shah Wali Khan. Hashim put into effect the policies already orchestrated by his brothers. Internal objectives of the new Afghan government focused on strengthening the army and shoring up the economy, including transport and communications. Both goals required foreign assistance. Preferring not to rely on the Soviet Union or Britain, Hashim turned to Germany. By 1935 German experts and businessmen had set up factories and hydroelectric projects at the invitation of the Afghan government. Smaller amounts of aid were also offered by Japan and Italy.

He governed Afghanistan as Royal Prime Minister from November 14, 1929 until May 1946.


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