Afghan Biographies

Hanif, Qari Din Mohammad

Name Hanif, Qari Din Mohammad
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1955
Function/Grade Minister of Economy
History and Biodata

1. Former Minister 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)
Dr. Karima Hamed Faryabi nominated and acting (20200913) confirmed (20201201)

Qari Din Mohammad Hanif (20210907) acting

Deputy Minister of Economy:
Eng. Sher Mohammad Jami Zada Eng. Shir Mohammad Jami (2011, 20140100)
Hakim Khan Habibi (20140923)
Dr. Abdul Sattar Murad (20150418, 20170813)
Dr. Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor (20171204 confirmed)
Ajmal Ahmadi Minister of Commerce and Industry acting (20190206)
Dr. Abdul Latif Nazari (20211225, 20230528))

CoST’s national coordinator:
Sebghatullah Karimi (20170621)
Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) of Afghanistan signed an agreement with the Ministries of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and Ministry of Public Works. The agreement requires that the ministries have to share all information regarding building projects with the people. CoST falls under the Ministry of Economy and is in charge of monitoring any construction project taken up by the aforementioned ministries.(20170621)

2. Previous Functions:

Minister of Planning and Minister of Higher Education
Member of the Joint Consultative Committee (a forum where UN, NGOs and donors and Taliban government representatives met in Islamabad to discuss aid).
Minister of Higher Education during Taliban reign
Minister of Economy Economy (20210907)


3. Biodata:
Hanifi Qari Din MohammadQari Din Mohammad Hanif Qari Deen Mohammad Hanif Qari Din Hanafi was born 1955 in Shakarlab village, Yaftali Plain District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. Others say he hails from Argu District. He was Minister of Planning and Minister of Higher Education under the Taliban regime. He is said to be a member of Taliban Supreme Council responsible for Takhar and Badakhshan provinces. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010.

Qari Din Muhammad Hanif who spoke in the name of the Taleban Emirate at an academic conference in Kyoto, Japan in July 2012 is said to be one of the few non-Pashtuns in the Taleban leadership then and now.

The Taliban have sought to make their negotiating team more palatable to the West by including Qari Din Mohammed, because he is an ethnic Tajik from Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province.(20130318)

The top leadership of Afghan Taliban has given an approval to begin a brand new round of peace negotiations with the Afghanistan government. A delegation headed by Taliban representative in Qatar Qari Din Mohammad is likely to visit Pakistan soon. Qari Din had visited Islamabad a few days ago as well and returned to Doha after important consultations. Key Taliban leader Abbas Stanekzai is also likely to accompany Qari Din during the trip.(20150222)



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