|Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq|
Mohammad Mohaqiq in 2014
|Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan|
13 October 2014
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Leader of PIUPA|
15 January 2006
|Preceded by||New Party|
Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan
|Political party||Hezbe Wahdat (1990–2006)
PIUPA (since 2006)
Mohammad Mohaqiq (Persian: محمد محقق/Pashto: محمد محقق) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as a member of the Afghan Parliament. He is also the founder and chairman of the People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan. During the 1980s, he served with the mujahideen rebel forces fighting against the Soviet-backed Afghan government. After the withdrawal of the Soviet Union in 1989, Mohaqiq was appointed as the leader of the Hezb-e Wahdat for northern Afghanistan.
Mohaqeq was born in 1955 and hails from Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh Province. He is an ethnic Hazara, the son of Sarwar. He holds a bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from Iran. Mohaqiq speaks Persian, Uzbeki and Arabic. He has been involved in mujahideen activities after the April 1978 Saur Revolution.
During the Afghan civil war in the early 1990s, he was regarded as a prominent leader fighting for his Hazara people. In the late 1990s, Mohaqiq joined the Northern Alliance (United Front) in their resistance and struggle against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban). After the fall of the Taliban, he was appointed as the Vice-President and the Minister of Planning in the interim government of Hamid Karzai.
A January 2009 article by Ahmad Majidyar of the American Enterprise Institute included Mohaqiq on a list of fifteen possible candidates in the 2009 Afghan presidential election. In the end, however, Mohaqiq opted to support President Karzai against his main challenger Abdullah Abdullah in the election.
In 2010, Mohaqiq stopped supporting President Karzai because of Karzai's policy of appeasement towards the Taliban insurgents. In late 2011, Mohaqiq, Ahmad Zia Massoud and Abdul Rashid Dostum created the National Front of Afghanistan (also Afghanistan National Front, ANF).
- Ahmad Majidyar (January 2009). "Afghanistan's Presidential Election" (PDF). American Enterprise Institute. Archived from the original on 2009-09-18.
- "Minority leaders leaving Karzai's side over leader's overtures to insurgents"
- "There is more to peace than Taliban". Asia Times. January 12, 2012.
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