Afghan Biographies

Murad, Dr. Abdul Sattar


Name Murad, Dr. Abdul Sattar
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1957
Function/Grade Minister of Economy
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Economy
Dr. Mir Mohd. Amin Farhang (2006),
Dr. Jalil Shams (2006-2009),
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal (2010-20140930),
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Economy Hakem Khan Habibi Hakim Khan Habibi (20141209)
Deputy Minister of Economy:
Eng. Sher Mohammad Jami Zada Eng. Shir Mohammad Jami (2011, 20140100)
Hakim Khan Habibi (20140923)
Dr. Abdul Sattar Murad (20150418)
2. Previous Functions:
Ministry of Foreign affairs (MoFA) 1st assistant to Deputy Minister in Political Affairs (1993-1995)
Afghan ambassador in Malaysia (1995-2002)
Director for a private construction company (2003)
Governor Kapisa Province (2004-2007)
u/i Function Bahar Construction (2009)
Secretary to Chairman of the High Peace Council (20110108)
Campaign Manager 2009 Elections for Abdullah Abdullah,
Duputy Campaign Manager 2014 for Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
Minister of Economy (20150418)

3. Biodata:
Dr. Abdul Satar Murad was born in Parwan Province 1957. He studied management in USA and got his bachelors from Jawaher Lal Nehru University in India. He got his doctorate from Kualalampur University Malaysia. Murad was the Governor of Kapisa Province in Afghanistan from 2004 - 2007. He was removed from office in July 2007 by President Hamid Karzai. The ostensible reason for Murad's removal was 'ineffective governance', but it was widely believed by press sources that Murad was removed because of critical comments he made in a Newsweek interview regarding the central government's ineffectiveness in remote areas of the province. Before his governorship, Murad was an anti-Soviet mujahaddin fighter, and held various positions in the Afghan government.

Abdul Sattar Murad, deputy head of Dr. Abdullah’s electoral team, said the IEC was yet to decide the fate of more than 900,000 votes.

Of the 900,000 suspicious votes, he said, more than 500,000 had been cast for Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the remaining 400,000 votes had been missing and had not been recorded by the IEC.(20140514)
Most recently, he served as deputy head of Dr. Abdullah’s electoral campaign team and chairman of the political committee of Jamiat-e Islami (2007 to 2014).

Satar Murad is a member of the committee responsible to form the cabinet: He said the problem lies in the agreement: "The problem is with the agreement on the unity government as both sides have different definitions of equal power sharing". He warned of a crisis rising if the problem was not resolved between Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani.(20141117)
Abdul Satar Murad has been picked as Economy Minister.(20150321) He was confirmed by Wolesi Jirga. (20150418)


Background:

The new leaders of the Jamiat-e- Islami Party of Afghanistan (Islamic Society of Afghanistan) were appointed on 20130701

The appointments were as follows: Salahuddin Rabbani as temporary Head of Party, Ahmad Zia Massoud and Kalimullah Naqibi as Deputies, Atta Mohammad Noor as President of the Executive Council, Wasil Noor Momand as Secretary Chief, Abdul Sattar Murad as Chairman of the Political Committee and Waqif Hakimi as Spokesman.

 

 

Abdul Sattar Murad, deputy head of Dr. Abdullah’s electoral team, said the IEC was yet to decide the fate of more than 900,000 votes.

Of the 900,000 suspicious votes, he said, more than 500,000 had been cast for Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the remaining 400,000 votes had been missing and had not been recorded by the IEC.

- See more at: http://www.outlookafghanistan.net/national_detail.php?post_id=10141#sthash.uolv8FrL.dpuf

Abdul Sattar Murad, deputy head of Dr. Abdullah’s electoral team, said the IEC was yet to decide the fate of more than 900,000 votes.

Of the 900,000 suspicious votes, he said, more than 500,000 had been cast for Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the remaining 400,000 votes had been missing and had not been recorded by the IEC.

- See more at: http://www.outlookafghanistan.net/national_detail.php?post_id=10141#sthash.vKYwLRSB.dpuf
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