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Presidential advisor Hussain Anwari dies at 60

Presidential advisor Hussain Anwari dies at 60

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A former agricultureinfo-icon minister in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s transitional government and current advisor to the president, Hussain Anwari, has passed away at the age of 60 years.

A few days ago, Anwari, a former governor of western Herat province, was taken for treatment to India where he breathed his last.

Anwari, an ethnic Tajik of the Qizilbash branch, 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 Allianceinfo-icon from 1995 to 2001 against the Talibaninfo-icon and became chief military commander of Harrakat-i-Islami in Afghanistan during that time.

In 2001, he was appointed as the Agriculture minister in Afghanistan's transitional government and in June 2005 he was appointed governor of Herat province, where he served until 2009.

He was elected to the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon as a member from Kabul in the 2010 elections. He had previously been elected as an MP from Kabul in the 2005 elections.

Anwari supported President Ashraf Ghani during the 2014 presidential election.



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