Mohammad Yusuf (prime minister)

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Mohammad Yusuf Khan
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Prime Minister of Afghanistan
In office
10 March 1963 – 2 November 1965
Monarch Mohammed Zahir Shah
Preceded by Mohammed Daoud Khan
Succeeded by Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal
Personal details
Born 1917
Kabul, Afghanistan
Died 23 January 1998
Germany
Political party Independent

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Khan (1917 - January 23, 1998) was the prime minister and foreign minister of Afghanistan from March 10, 1963 to November 2, 1965. He was a technocrat who served under the reign of Mohammed Zahir Shah. He was the first Afghan prime minister not to be part of the royal family. He resigned on October 29, 1965.

Yusuf's predecessor, Mohammed Daoud Khan, had made him Minister of Mines and Industries in the 1950s. After serving as prime minister, he was appointed Ambassador to the Soviet Union, but left this post in 1973 following Daoud Khan's coup. When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, he went into exile in Germany, where he lived until his death. [1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammed Daoud Khan
Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1963 – 1965
Succeeded by
Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal