Afghan Biographies

Badri, Hayatullah Mullah


Name Badri, Hayatullah Mullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1972
Function/Grade Minister of Finance
History and Biodata

1. Previous Ministers of Finance:
Hedayat Arsala (2001-2002),
Ashraf Ghani (2002-2004),
Dr. Anwar-ul Haq Ahadi Ahady (2004-2009),
Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal Zakhilwal (20090207- ) confirmed for second term by Wolesi Jirga (20100103),
Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal Acting Minister of Finance and Adviser on Economic Affairs (20140930)
acting Minister of Finance Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor (20141212)
Ahmad Eklil Hakimi (20150127-20180627) 20161113 survived vote of no confidence) stepped down (20180626)
Dr. Humayoun Qayoumi (20180717, 20190714, 20200331) nominated and acting
Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal (20200331, 20201121 sacked 20210123)
Khalid Painda Khalid Payenda Khaled Payenda (20210123) appointed and acting (20210809)

Alam Shah Ibrahimi, deputy Minister of Customs, acting (20210810)
Gul Agha Ishaqzai (20210826)
Mullah Hayatullah Badri (20210907)


Deputy Minister:
Deputy Minister Abdul Salam Rahimi (2002-2004 resigned after Ashraf Ghani left the Ministry of Finance)
Deputy Minister Finance: Dr Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor , Mustaf Mastur (20091130, 20120516),

Khalid Payenda Khaled Payenda (20180110, 20180327)
Zahid Hamdard Mohammad Zahid "Hamdard" (20191124, 20200806)
Abdul Habib Zadran (20210519)

  • Mullah Nasser Akhund, deputy minister of finance (20211122)

Deputy Minister Custom and Revenue:
Gul Maqsood Saqib (20091130), Said Mubin Shah,  (20100731) Gul Maqsood Sabit appointed second time (20130317) Abdullah Raqibi (20190210)

Najibullah Wardak (20170926, 201800812)
Abdulah " Raqibi"  (20200806)
Alim Shah Ibrahim
 (20210519)

Deputy Minister Administration and Finance:
Abdul Razique Samadi, (20091130),
Eng. Mohammad Jamizada (20110328)

Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance:
Mrs. Naheed Sarabi Nahid Sarabi (20191124, 20200806)
Kabiri Nazir ( 2021, 2022)

Spokesman for the Ministry of Finance:

Shamroz Khan Masjidi (20200331)

 

Adviser to the Minister of Finance:
Najibullah Manalai (20110428)
Khalid Payenda, Khalid Painda, Senior Adviser; Economist World Bank; Lecturer Kardan Institute;  (2011, 20170927)

Aziz Shams (20110326)
Wahid Tawhidi (20121231)
Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai, Ajmal Abdulrahimzai (20160621, 20171214)

Head of the Insurance Affairs Department at the ministry of finance:
Fazl Bari Mumtaz (20130108)
General director for implementing policy and programs of Finance Ministry:
Ameen Habibi (20131223)
Director of the Treasury at the Ministry of Finance:
Noor Aqa Kohistani (20141108, 20150301)
Treasury chief Alhaj Mohammad Aqa (20160509)
acting
Director of the revenues department: 
Najeebullah Ahmadzai (20150203)
Director-General of Revenue Department:

Mrs. Amina Ahmadi (20200115)

Director, Enforcement, Customs, Afghan Customs Department, Ministry of Finance:

Jamal Hashemi (20130228)
Mohammad Khalil Salehzada, (20201101) head of Customs Department of Ministry of Finance
Deputy head of customs in the Ministry of Finance: 
Najibullah Manalai (20171202)
Alam Shah Ibrahimi, deputy minister of finance for customs acting Minister of Finance (20210810)
Deputy Director Income:
Najibullah Wardak (20180509)

Chairman / Head of the Ministry of Finance Tax Dispute Resolution Board (TDRB):
Abdul Zahoor Mehran (2015, 13/7/1398) dismissed without reason

Mohammad Umar Momand (20200603)

The Ministry of Finance's office director and the director of state-owned companies SOE:
Director fired (20200
Dagma Metal Sales Committee dissolution (20200806)

Three core functional areas of the Ministry of Finance (MoF)—revenue, customs, and treasury and budget—are to be carved out as independent units, reporting directly to the President’s Office (via the Administrative Affairs Office of the President), completely bypassing the minister of finance and deputy minister. (20200219) The acting minister of finance Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal on Monday April 6, 2020 said that President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has issued a new decree, reversing the previously taken decision to dismember the ministry of finance.


Deputy Minister Abdul Salam Rahimi (2002-2004 resigned after Ashraf Ghani left the Ministry of Finance)
Deputy Minister Finance: Dr Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor , Mustaf Mastur (20091130, 20120516),

Khalid Payenda Khaled Payenda (20180110, 20180327)
Zahid Hamdard Mohammad Zahid "Hamdard" (20191124, 20200806)
Abdul Habib Zadran (20210519)
Deputy Minister Custom and Revenue:
Gul Maqsood Saqib (20091130), Said Mubin Shah,  (20100731) Gul Maqsood Sabit appointed second time (20130317) Abdullah Raqibi (20190210)

Najibullah Wardak (20170926, 201800812)
Abdulah " Raqibi"  (20200806)
Alim Shah Ibrahim
 (20210519)

Deputy Minister Administration and Finance:
Abdul Razique Samadi, (20091130),
Eng. Mohammad Jamizada (20110328)

Deputy Minister for Policy at the Ministry of Finance:
Mrs. Naheed Sarabi Nahid Sarabi (20191124, 20200806)

Spokesman for the Ministry of Finance:

Shamroz Khan Masjidi (20200331)

 

Adviser to the Minister of Finance:
Najibullah Manalai (20110428)
Khalid Payenda, Khalid Painda, Senior Adviser; Economist World Bank; Lecturer Kardan Institute;  (2011, 20170927)

Aziz Shams (20110326)
Wahid Tawhidi (20121231)
Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai, Ajmal Abdulrahimzai (20160621, 20171214)

Head of the Insurance Affairs Department at the ministry of finance:
Fazl Bari Mumtaz (20130108)
General director for implementing policy and programs of Finance Ministry:
Ameen Habibi (20131223)
Director of the Treasury at the Ministry of Finance:
Noor Aqa Kohistani (20141108, 20150301)
Treasury chief Alhaj Mohammad Aqa (20160509)
acting
Director of the revenues department: 
Najeebullah Ahmadzai (20150203)
Director-General of Revenue Department:

Mrs. Amina Ahmadi (20200115)

Director, Enforcement, Customs, Afghan Customs Department, Ministry of Finance:

Jamal Hashemi (20130228)
Mohammad Khalil Salehzada, (20201101) head of Customs Department of Ministry of Finance
Deputy head of customs in the Ministry of Finance: 
Najibullah Manalai (20171202)
Alam Shah Ibrahimi, deputy minister of finance for customs acting Minister of Finance (20210810)
Deputy Director Income:
Najibullah Wardak (20180509)

Chairman / Head of the Ministry of Finance Tax Dispute Resolution Board (TDRB):
Abdul Zahoor Mehran (2015, 13/7/1398) dismissed without reason

Mohammad Umar Momand (20200603)

The Ministry of Finance's office director and the director of state-owned companies SOE:
Director fired (20200
Dagma Metal Sales Committee dissolution (20200806)

Three core functional areas of the Ministry of Finance (MoF)—revenue, customs, and treasury and budget—are to be carved out as independent units, reporting directly to the President’s Office (via the Administrative Affairs Office of the President), completely bypassing the minister of finance and deputy minister. (20200219) The acting minister of finance Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal on Monday April 6, 2020 said that President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has issued a new decree, reversing the previously taken decision to dismember the ministry of finance.

 

2. Previous Function:
Head of Taliban Financial Commission (2013)
Minister of Finance acting (20210826)

3. Biodata:
Mullah Heyatullah Badri aka Gul Agha Ishaqzai 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 2022-01-18
Established 2021-09-22