Mohammad Gul Khan Momand

Mohammad Gul Khan Momand

Mohammad Gul Khan Momand

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Mohammad Gul Khan Momand () (born 1885 - died 1964), also spelled as Mohmand, was both a literary figure and a well known politician in Afghanistan.

Early life and education

Gul Khan Momand was born in 1885 in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, the son of Khurshid Khan. After completing his primary and secondary studies, Mohammad Gul Khan Momand entered the military school in 1909. Apart from Pashto and Dari, Mohammad Gul Khan had command of the Turkish and Russian languages as well.

Political & military career

Soon after completing the military school, Gul Khan Momand joined the Royal Guards and became a Unit Commander and an instructor for some units. After serving as the principal of the Military School, he later became deputy commander-in-chief and then commander of the Royal Guards.

In 1919, Gul Khan Momand was a member of the delegation, which visited Europe to announce the sovereignty of Afghanistan under King Amanullah Khan.

In 1924 he served as civil and military governor of Pakthia and, in 1927, as Chairman of the inspection team of Mazar-e-Sharif and then civil and military governor of Ningarhar.

In 1930, he was appointed as a minister in the government.

Momand and Pashtunization

Mohmand has been as a fierce Pashtun nationalist. "Despite fiercely...
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