List of Famous Political Leaders in Afghanistan

This list of most famous Afghan politicians comprises of government officials who played a crucial role in the governance and development of the country. However, Afghanistan’s governance is weak in comparison to the other countries but the top 10 political leaders of Afghanistan listed below have strived hard and still striving to upgrade the nation’s image before the world.

Read on to know about the prominent political personalities-

  1. Anwar ul-Haq Ahady – First in the list of Politicians in Afghanistan is the former Minister of Afghan Commerce and Industry- Anwar ul-Haq Ahady. He also served as the Finance Minister of the nation from December 2004 to February 2009.
  2. Hamid Karzai- Hamid Karzai served as the 12th President of the country. He held the office from 22nd December 2001 to 29th September 2014. Counted among the most popular leaders in Afghanistan, he was also appointed as Deputy Foreign Minister in Burhanuddin Rabbani government.
  3. Mohammad Ashraf Ghanī Ahmadzai – Acting as the current President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghanī Ahmadzai assumed office on 21 September 2014. He is has also served the country as finance minister. This ex-chancellor of Kabul University is one of prominent leaders in the Afghanistan.
  4. Abdullah Abdullah- A highly graded Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah, has served as the Chief Executive of Afghanistan’s Islamic Republic from October 2001 to April 2005. He has also acted as the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  5. Atta Muhammad Nur – The former Governor of Afghanistan’s Balkh Province Atta Muhammad Nur is undoubtedly one of the famous Afghanistan politicians. Being an ethnic Tajik, he dedicated himself in educating the Mujahideen post invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet in 1979. Later he went on to represent Jamiat-e Islami as a mujahideen resistance-commanding member against the Soviets.
  6. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar – The former warlord and an Afghan politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the founder member of the Hezb-e Islami political party. He acted as the Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 26 June 1996 to 11 August 1997.
  7. Sibghatullah Mojaddedi – Next in the list of Afghanistan’s prominent politicians is the former President of Afghanistan who held the office from
    28 April 1992 to 28 June 1992. Sibghatullah Mojaddedi also founded the Afghan National Liberation Front. Plus, he acted as 2003 loya jirga’s chairman where the nation’s new constitution was approved.
  8. Yunus Qanuni- This famous Afghanistan Political Leader served as the nation’s Vice President from 31 March 2014 to 29 September 2014. He is also the leading member of Afghanistan e Naween- a political party Afghan party established in 2004. He also served as the ex-speaker of the House of the People.
  9. Muhammad Mohaqiq- Serving as Afghanistan Parliament’s member Muhammad Mohaqiq is the chairperson and founding member of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan.
  10. Karim Khalili- Enlisted among the main political leaders Afghanistan Karim Khalili is serving as the Afghan High Peace Council’s chairperson. He also acted as the Vice President of Afghanistan in under the Presidency of Hamid Karzai.

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