National Front (Afghanistan)

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National Front
Formation Early 1980
Type Umbrella organization
Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan
Official language

The National Front (NF) formerly known as the National Fatherland Front (NFF) was an umbrella organization to the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan which ruled Afghanistan from 1978-1990.[1] NFF was established to recruit more supporters for the communist regime in Afghanistan. Between Babrak Karmal's rise as president in 1980 to 1982 much governmental propaganda was released for the support of the organization. By April, 1984 the New Times (Kabul) claimed that the NFF had over 55,000 members.[2]

Leaders (in 1984)

  • Chairman of the Central Committee: Dr. Saleh Mohammad Zearai
  • Vice-Chairmen of the Central Committee: Bariq Shafihee, Sulieman Laeq, Sayed Afghani, Nejmuddin Kawyani, Sayed Ekram Paygir


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