Karim Khalili

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Abdul Karim Khalili
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Karim Khalili in 2016
Second Vice President of Afghanistan
In office
7 December 2004 – 29 September 2014
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Ahmed Shakar Karkar
Succeeded by Sarwar Danish
Personal details
Nationality Afghanistani
Political party Hezbe Wahdat
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Hazara

Abdul Karim Khalili (born 1950) is a former Vice President of Afghanistan. He was in office from 2004 to 2014, under Hamid Karzai.[1] Khalili was first Vice President in 2002. He was elected as running mate of Hamid Karzai in 2004. Since 1989 he has been one of the main leaders of the Hezbe Wahdat political party of Hazara people.[2]

Khalili was born in Wardak Province and attended a religious school. He participated actively in the Afghan resistance during Soviet Invasion. He also served as Minister of Finance of Afghanistan during the Mujahideen government in the early 1990s.

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