Ghulam Dastagir Panjsheri
|Ghulam Dastagir Panjsheri|
|Minister of Education|
30 April 1978 – 1978
|Prime Minister||Nur Mohammad Taraki|
|Preceded by||Ibrahim Majid Siraj|
|Minister of Public Works|
August 1978 – August 1979
|President||Nur Mohammad Taraki
|Born||1933 (age 81–82)
|Political party||People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA)|
Ghulam Dastagir Panjsheri born in 1933 in Panjshir Province during the Kingdom of Afghanistan. Panjsheri was usually identified as a Khalq by fellow Afghan politicians, while outside observers said he was creating his own PDPA group under the name Gruhi Kar.
Panjsheri studied at Kabul Teachers College and was the faculty of letters at the Kabul University. After working in a journal under the name, Anis and teaching literature at the Kabul Teachers College he started working for the Ministry of Information and Culture. In 1965, he became a member of the Central Committee of the PDPA at their first congress meeting on January 1, 1965. When Babrak Karmal left the PDPA because of the power struggle between the Khalq and the Parchams, Panjsheri left the party with Karmal and the rest of his supporters, he eventually returned to his original position in the PDPA and became a member of the Khalqi faction again. Later on, he tried to establish his own splinter communist party, which turned out to be unsuccessful. Between 1969-1972 he was imprisoned for political activities.
Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
After the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) sized power after the Saur Revolution (1978), he was Minister of Education and later Minister of Public Works under Nur Mohammad Taraki. He held the job as Minister of Public Works until Hafizullah Amin rose to power in 1979 after his assassination of Taraki. Under the rule of Babrak Karmal he was promoted to the Central Committee's Politburo. While seen by many as a Khalqi, he was given the position of Chairman of the Party Control Commission.