Saad Hassar

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Saad Hassar
Secretary of State for the Interior
In office
19 September 2007 – 3 January 2012
Preceded by Fouad Ali El Himma
(as Delegate-Minister of the Interior)
Succeeded by Charki Draiss
(as Delegate-Minister of the Interior)
Personal details
Born (1953-02-21) 21 February 1953 (age 64)
Salé, Morocco
Political party Independent
Alma mater École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP)
Occupation Politician, engineer
Religion Sunni Islam

Saad Hassar (Arabic: سعد حصار‎‎ – born 21 February 1953, Salé) is a Moroccan politician. Between 2007 and 2012, he was Secretary of State for the Interior in the cabinet of Abbas El Fassi, succeeding Fouad Ali El Himma.[1][2][3][4]

Saad Hassar studied at the Mission laïque française of Rabat (Lycée Descartes) and at the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics of Paris.[1] He is a nephew of Abdelkrim al-Khatib, co-founder of the National Popular Movement which later became the Justice and Development Party, and cousin of Moroccan Gendarmerie General Hosni Benslimane.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Saâd Hassar, le " Joker "". Maghreb-Intelligence. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hauts fonctionnaires et directeurs centraux". La Vie éco. 2004-12-17. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ MAP (02 - 07 - 2010). "Saad Hassar décoré à Paris". Le Matin. Retrieved 20 August 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Saad Hassar reçoit une délégation du Parlement allemand". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 20 August 2012.