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Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 1,136 entities connected with Afghanistan. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Afghanistan. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 459 entities identified as PEPs connected with Afghanistan.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister3--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Minister for Counter Narcotics--1
Deputy Minister for Refugees--1
Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries of Afghanistan--2
Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology--1
Deputy Minister of Construction of the Ministry of Defense--1
Deputy Minister of Defence of Afghanistan--1
Deputy Minister of Disaster Management--3
Deputy Minister of Economy--1
Deputy Minister of Education of Afghanistan--2
Deputy Minister of Finance-1-
Deputy Minister of finance and administration at Information and Culture Ministry--1
Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration at Ministry of Higher Education--1
Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration at Ministry of Urban Development--1
Deputy Minister of Frontiers, Nations and Tribal Affairs-13
Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Afghanistan--1
Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs--1
Deputy Minister of Planning and Policy at Ministry of Defense--1
Deputy Minister of Public Health-12
Deputy Minister of Tourism--1
Director of Intelligence of Afghanistan--1
Director of the Administrative Office of the President--1
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Economy111
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Hajj and Islamic Affairs--1
Minister of Housing and Urban Development of Afghanistan-2-
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice111
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs--1
Minister of Preaching, Promotion of Virtue, & Prevention of Vice1--
Minister of Public Health (Afghanistan)--1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Wolesi Jirga-256-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Da Afghanistan Bank-2-
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Afghanistan to China-1-
ambassador of Afghanistan to India--1
ambassador of France to Afghanistan-5-
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan-105

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of the People of Afghanistan-635
Member of the House of Elders of Afghanistan-28
Minister of Defence of Afghanistan-91
Minister of Finance-8-
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan-71
Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan-51
Vice President of Afghanistan-6-
Chief of General Staff-41
Minister of Frontiers, Nations and Tribal Affairs-31
Deputy Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan-3-
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan-12
Deputy Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Afghanistan--3
Deputy Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan--3
Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan-12
Governor of Kandahar-3-
Minister of Higher Education-21
Minister of Water and Energy Islamic Emirate of Afganistan-21
Prime Minister of Afghanistan-21
Speaker of the House of the People (Afghanistan)-3-
Deputy Minister of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs-11
Deputy Minister of Water and Energy Islamic Emirate of Afganistan--2
Deputy Minister of youth affairs at Information and Culture Ministry-11
First Lady of Afghanistan-2-
Minister for Refugees-11
Minister of Commerce and Industries of Afghanistan-11
Minister of Education of Afghanistan-2-
Minister of Mines and Petroleum-11
President of Afghanistan-2-
Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan-1-
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan--1
Deputy Minister of Higher Education--1
Deputy Minister of Justice--1
Deputy Minister of Mines and Petroleum--1
Deputy Minister of Public Work-1-
Deputy Minister of Technology and Logistics at Ministry of Defense--1
Director of Intelligence1--
Minister for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice--1
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan--1
Minister of Communications and Information Technology--1
Minister of Disaster Management--1
Minister of Information and Culture Afghanistan--1
Minister of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs--1
Minister of Public Work-1-
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Afghanistan--1
Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation--1
Overall Taliban Leader1--
Supreme Leader of Afghanistan--1
Taliban spokesman--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...