Habibia High School
|Habibia High School|
|Established||1903 by King Habibullah Khan|
|Principal||Sayed Naasir Askarzada|
|Number of students||more than 20000|
Habibia High School (Persian: لیسه حبیبیه) is a school in Kabul, Afghanistan which has educated many of the former and current Afghan elite, including President Hamid Karzai and musician Ahmad Zahir. It was founded by King Habibullah Khan in 1903.
It is situated in the south of the city in a district known as Carteh Seh. It suffered severe damage during the civil war of the 1990s between the different mujahideen factions who had ousted the communist government of Mohammad Najibullah in 1992.
The Indian government funded the rebuilding of the school in 2003, it committed $5 million for the restoration project. The restoration was completed in two years and the school was reopened in August 2005, by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- Ashraf Ghani, current president of Afghanistan
- Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan
- Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal, former Prime Minister of Afghanistan
- Mohammad Gul Khan Momand, former Home Minister of Afghanistan
- Sebghatullah Mujadidi, former President of Afghanistan
- Mohammad Najibullah, former President of Afghanistan
- Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, current Minister of Information and Culture
- Mohammed Zahir Shah, former king of Afghanistan
- Abdul Rahim Wardak, former Defence Minister of Afghanistan
- Ahmad Zahir, legend of Afghan music
- Faiz Mohammad Katib Hazara, historian
- Richard N. Frye, Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University
- "A F G H A N N E W S" (PDF). Indian Embassy in Kabul. Feb 2006. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
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