Afghan Biographies

Wahid, Ahmad Shah

Name Wahid, Ahmad Shah
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1959
Function/Grade Deputy Minister of Public Works
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Works for Construction and Transportation Maintenance Infrastructure (20100613, 20120903, 20140415)
3. Biodata:
Ahmad Shah Waheed studied at Balkh University. Wahid, who is in his mid-50s, studied engineering and road construction in Italy and has been deputy minister for four years. Before that, he worked in the ministry overseeing road reconstruction.

Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for public works, was taken by gunmen at around 7:00 am (local time) from the Khairkhana neighbourhood of Kabul. At least five gunmen pulled Ahmad Shah Wahid from his car in northern Kabul as he was on his way to work on Tuesday morning. Public works ministry spokesman Soheil Kakar says Wahid's driver was shot and wounded when he tried to drive away to safety. (20140414)

Ahmad Shah Wahid was released by his captors during a joint operation involving National Security Forces and the National Police which was conducted in Nijrab district of Kapisa.(20140424)



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