1946 in Afghanistan

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See also:Other events of 1946
List of years in Afghanistan

The following lists events that happened during 1946 in Afghanistan.


May 1946[edit]

Sardar Shah Mahmud succeeds Sardar Mohammad Hashim as prime minister. This change of government, after a period of 17 years without change, leads to the proclamation of a general amnesty for political prisoners and the setting up of a high court of justice for the trial of future political offenders.

June 5, 1946[edit]

Afghanistan applies for membership in the United Nations. This is approved on August 29, and Afghanistan is formally admitted as a member by the Assembly on November 19.[1]

June 13, 1946[edit]

An agreement is signed in Moscow by Vyacheslav Molotov and Sultan Ahmad Khan, Afghan ambassador, reestablishing the frontier which had existed between Afghanistan and imperial Russia; the new treaty concerns the frontier line along the Penj and Oxus rivers and provides for the incorporation in the U.S.S.R. of the Kashka district, ceded to Afghanistan in 1921.