Abdul Rahim Hatif

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Abdul Rahim Hatif
عبدالرحیم هاتف
8th President of Afghanistan
In office
16 April – 28 April 1992
Prime Minister Fazal Haq Khaliqyar
Preceded by Mohammad Najibullah
Succeeded by Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1926-05-20)20 May 1926
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Died 19 August 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 87)
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Political party None

Abdul Rahim Hatif (Pashto: عبدالرحیم هاتف‎; 20 May 1926 – 19 August 2013) was a politician in Afghanistan.[1] He served as Vice President during the last years of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.[citation needed] He was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[2]

Before the first fall of Kabul, he was the acting President of Afghanistan for two weeks in April 1992, after the resignation of President Najibullah, before the takeover of power by the Jamiat-e Islami.

He went into exile in the Netherlands where he died on 19 August 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Clements, Frank (2003). Conflict in Afghanistan: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-85109-402-8. 
  2. ^ Organization of the Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan/Watan Party, Governments and Biographical Sketches 1982-1998, Volume 1, by S. Fida Yunas, pub University of Michigan, 1998.Abdul Rahim Hatif
  3. ^ http://larawbar.net/37662.html
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Hasan Sharq
Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan
1987 – May, 1990
Succeeded by
Abdul Qayyum Nurzai
Preceded by
Sultan Ali Keshtmand
Vice President of Afghanistan
Unknown – 1992
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mohammad Najibullah
President of Afghanistan

Succeeded by
Sibghatullah Mojaddedi