Anwar ul-Haq Ahady
|Anwar ul-Haq Ahady|
|Portrait of Ahady in 2009|
|Minister of Finance|
December, 2004 – February, 2009
|Preceded by||Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai|
|Succeeded by||Omar Zakhilwal|
|Born||August 12, 1951
Surobi, Kabul Province
|Political party||Afghan Mellat|
Anwar ul-Haq Ahady (August 12, 1951-) is a prominent academic and politician in Afghanistan, who served as the nation's Finance Minister from December 2004 to February 5, 2009. Prior to that he served as head of Da Afghanistan Bank, the central bank of Afghanistan. He is currently serving as Afghan Minister of Transportation and Commerce.
Born the son of Abdul Haqhas, a Pashtun and native of the Sarobi district in Kabul province, Ahady holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Ph.D in political science from the post-graduate faculty of Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, north of Chicago. He earned a Bachelor's degree as well as a Master's degree in economics and political science from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Ahady served as an assistant professor of political science at Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota, in the United States, and as the banking director of Continental Elona of Chicago from 1985 to 1987. He was a professor of political science at Providence College, a Catholic university in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1987 to 2002. After the removal of the Taliban government and the formation of the Karzai administration in late 2001, Ahady was chosen as the head of Afghanistan's central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank. He has many writings in academic journals, books, and popular dailies of the United States.
Ahady is currently the elected leader of Afghan Social Democratic Party (Afghan Mellat).
- "The Decline of the Pashtuns in Afghanistan", Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, Asian Survey, Vol. 35, No. 7. (Jul., 1995), pp. 621–634.
- Pashtun Shinwari, ed. (February 12, 2011). "Landmark Afghan-Pak trade pact goes into effect". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
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