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NewDeputy Finance Minister for Revenue and Customs

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Gul Maqsood Sabit son of Abdul Rasool Stanekzai was born in 1974 in Surkhrood District of Nangarhar province. Mr.Sabit completed his primary and secondary education in Peshawar, Pakistan while living there as refugee.

He got his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) in 1999 from Berea College of Kentucky, USA. He earned his master degree in Public Administration (Management and Finance) in 2006 from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California, USA.

Mr. Sabit’s extensive work experience includes work as accountant at CitiBank in San Francisco of California, accountant at California Federal Bank, Business Manager at La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District of California, USA.

He joined the Ministry of Finance in June, 2006 as Director General of Internal Audit. In addition to the Internal Audit Department, he later worked as Advisor to the Minister of Finance in audit reforms in the country. As head of Internal Audit, Mr. Sabit worked closely with the World Bank and Asian Development bank to establish standard accounting practices in the country. Mr. Sabit was appointed as Deputy Finance Minister for Revenues and Customs on December 28, 2008. During his time as Deputy Finance Minister for Revenue & Customs the government revenue increased during the last three months of year 1388 by 75 % which is a major achievement ifor the Ministry. He has achieved ten billions afs more than what was targeted in year 1389 for government.

 Pashtany Bank, an historic and well-trusted bank of Afghanistan, needed robust and fast reforms to develop it into a leading and well-functioning bank. Ministry of Finance, the main shareholder of the bank, therefore decided to appoint Mr. Sabit President and Chief Executive Officer of Pashtany Bank on February 18, 2010. He introduced CBS and Western Union to Pashtany Bank and he has changed the bank’s physical appearance to that of a standard bank.

 Following his previous performance in Ministry of Finance, he is appointed again as Deputy Finance Minister for Revenue and Customs in March 2013.