Afghan Biographies

Noor Ahmad Agha Ahmad Zia Agha

Name Noor Ahmad Agha Ahmad Zia Agha
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1974
Function/Grade Da Afghanistan Bank Official
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Haji Noor Ahmad Zia aka Ahmad Zia Agha was born 1974 in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province. He is blacklisted by the U.S., the United Nations and the European Union to help lead the country’s central bank, according to people familiar with the matter. Afghanistan’s Taliban government has appointed his Da Afghanistan Bank's No.2.

Senior Taliban official with military and financial responsibilities as at 2011. Leader of the Taliban’s
Military Council as of 2010. In 2008 and 2009, served as a Taliban finance officer and distributed money to Taliban commanders in Afghanistan/ Pakistan border area.


Ahmad Agha, is a senior Taliban military and financial leader sanctioned for allegedly managing funds intended for bombs and for distributing money to Taliban commanders and associates abroad. The U.S. has labeled him a specially designated global terrorist. He was appointed five months ago as the first deputy governor of the Da Afghanistan Bank.

Agha’s appointment doesn’t change the legality of dealing with Afghanistan’s central bank, because a general license issued by the U.S. Treasury Department last month allows transactions with Afghanistan’s governing institutions, even if they are led by sanctioned individuals.

Last Modified 2022-03-11
Established 2022-03-11