Sayed Hussein Anwari

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Sayed Hussein Anwari (born 1959) is a politician in Afghanistan. He is a Shia[1] and comes from Mohammed Asef Mohseni's Harakat-e Islami (Islamic Movement party).[2]

Anwari, an ethnic Arab, was born in Shekh Ali District of Parwan Province and was educated as a teacher in Kabul. He was Minister of Social Affairs and Labor from 1992 to 1995. He fought with the Northern Alliance from 1995 to 2001 against the Taliban and became chief military commander of Harrakat-e-Islami in Afghanistan during that time. After Kabul was taken by the Northern Alliance in 2001, he was appointed as the Agriculture minister in Afghanistan's transitional government. In June 2005 he was appointed governor of Herat province[3][4] where he served until 2009. He was elected to the Wolesi Jirga as a member from Kabul in the 2010 elections. He had previously been elected as an MP from Kabul in the 2005 elections.

Preceded by
Sayed Muhammad Khairkhwa
Governor of Herat Province
Succeeded by
Ahmad Yussef Nuristani


  1. ^ Sappenfield, Mark (August 6, 2007). "Afghanistan's success story: The liberated Hazara minority". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved December 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ Sirrs, Julie (November 2001) "What’s Next for Afghanistan?" Middle East Intelligence Bulletin 3(11):
  3. ^ "Research Response Number: AFG17479" Refugee Review Tribunal, United Nation Human Rights Council, 9 September 2005, page 3
  4. ^ Afghanistan Online