Abdul Sattar Murad

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Abdul Sattar Murad عبدالستار مراد
Ministry of Economy (Afghanistan)
Preceded by Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal
Personal details
Religion Islam

Abdul Sattar Murad was born in March 16th, 1958 in Parwan province of Afghanistan. He completed his Bachelor degree in political science in June 1976 from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. In the year 1979 he joined Military Academy in India and completed the Academy in 1980. Afterwards, in 1988, he joined the Slipper Rock University in Pennsylvania, USA for his post Graduate program in Public Administration. In June 2000, he accomplished his M.A degree in Public Administration from Faculty of Economics and Administration from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abdul Sattar Murad held various positions in the Government of Afghanistan. Between 1991 and 1995 he served as General Director of First Political Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He was assigned as Minister Counselor and charge d'affaires of Afghanistan Embassy in Malaysia from 1995 till 2002. Following the collapse of Taliban he was appointed as Governor of Kapisa province from 2004 to 2006.

He was selected chairman of the political committee of Jamiat-e-Islami of Afghanistan, the country’s largest political party, by the leadership council of the party in 2007. During his tenure in the Jamiat-e-Islami, he is criticised a lot for being a localist as he only appointed people from his own province to top paid positions of the party. He has also been accused of intimidation and land grab.

Since May 2015, he is serving as Minister of Economy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.