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Special Envoy Ghazanfar Dies of COVID-19

04 Jul 2020 Tolo News

Mohammad Yousuf Ghazanfar, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative for Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, died from the coronavirus on Friday. He was under treatment at a hospital in Turkey.

President Ghani in a statement sent his condolences over Ghazanfar’s death.

Ghazanfar had endorsed President Ghani in 2019 election.

Ghazanfar was member of the parliament from Balkh province in 2005 and was a member of the financial and budget committee of the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan’s parliament. He ran for parliamentary elections in 2010.

He was a shareholder of Ghazanfar Bank, a private bank in the country.

In 2010, he survived an armed attack in which his bodyguard was killed and three others were wounded.  

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