Abdul Sattar Murad

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Abdul Sattar Murad was the Governor of Kapisa Province in Afghanistan from 2004 - 2007. He was removed from office in July 2007 by President Hamid Karzai, and a replacement has not yet been named. The ostensible reason for Murad's removal was 'ineffective governance', but it was widely believed by press sources that Murad was removed because of critical comments he made in a Newsweek interview regarding the central government's ineffectiveness in remote areas of the province.[1] [2]

Before his governorship, Murad was an anti-Soviet mujahaddin fighter, and held various positions in the Afghan government. He worked in the Afghan foreign ministry as 1st assistant to the Deputy Minister in Political. He worked as the Afghan ambassador in Malaysia until the fall of Taliban. Then he rejoined the Foreign Ministry in 2002. He studied management in the USA and got his bachelor's degree from Jawaher Lal Nehru University in India. He got his doctorate from Kuala Lumpur University in Malaysia.[3]


Preceded by
Sayed Ahmad Haqbin
Governor of Kapisa Province, Afghanistan
Succeeded by