Afghan Biographies

Ishaqzai, Gul Agha Mullah


Name Ishaqzai, Gul Agha Mullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1992
Function/Grade Minister of Finance
History and Biodata

see also file Mullah Heyatullah Badri

2. Previous Function:

Head of Taliban Financial Commission (2013)
Minister of Finance acting (20210826)

3. Biodata:
Mullah Gul Agha Ishaqzai aka Mullah Heyatullah Badri was born 1972 in Band-e-Temur Maiwand District Kandahar Province. Member of a Taliban Council that coordinates the collection of zakat (Islamic tax) from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. Associated with Mullah Mohammed Omar. Served as Omar's principal finance officer and one of his closest advisors. Belongs to Ishaqzai tribe. Gul Agha Ishakzai is the head of the Taliban's financial commission and is part of a recently created Taliban council that coordinates the collection of zakat (Islamic tax) from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. He has also collected money for suicide attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and has been involved in the disbursement of funds to Taliban fighters and their families.

A childhood friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Gul Agha Ishakzai has served as Omar's principal finance officer and one of his closest advisors. At one time, no one was allowed to meet Mullah Omar unless approved by him. He lived in the presidential palace with Omar during the Taliban regime.

In December 2005, Gul Agha Ishakzai facilitated the movement of people and goods to Taliban training camps; in late 2006 he travelled abroad to obtain weapon parts.

Last Modified 2021-12-26
Established 2021-08-27