Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal

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Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal
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Arghandiwal in Uruzgan in October 2012.
Economy Minister
In office
16 January 2010 – 9 December 2014
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Anwar ul-Haq Ahady
Chairman of Hezb-i Islami Afghanistan
Assumed office
Finance Minister
In office
3 July 1996 – 27 September 1996
President Burhanuddin Rabbani
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 64–65)
Kabul, Afghanistan[1]
Political party Hezb-i Islami Afghanistan

Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal (born 1952) is Afghanistan's Minister of Economy, and the Head of Hezb-i Islami Afghanistan.[2] He was once allied with Islamist warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, but in 2008 he was elected chairman of a moderate breakaway faction of Hekmatyar's party.[3]

Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal earned a BA in economics, before working at the planning ministry in 1977and then he went to USA When the civil war broke out he fled to Pakistan.[4]

He has served as Finance Minister in 1996. Arghandiwal has also served as advisor to President Hamid Karzai over tribal affairs. On January 16, 2010, he was appointed as Minister of Economy by gaining vote of Confidence from the Afghan Parliament.[5][6]


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  2. ^ Starkey, Jerome (12 February 2010). "Man with the money Charlie Wilson unleashed a monster". Times Online. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "FACTBOX-Who are Karzai's new cabinet picks?". Reuters. 9 Jan 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Biographies". Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo. 2010. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  5. ^ Riechmann, Deb; Faiez, Rahim. "Karzai studying peace offer from militant group". Businessweek. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  6. ^ O'Donnell, Lynne (16 January 2010). "Afghan parliament set to vote on second cabinet list". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 July 2010.