Al Haj Eng Economist Mohammad Hashem Taufiqui (الحاج محمد هاشم توفیقی) (June 6, 1942 – June 6, 2021, Kabul) was one of the candidates in the presidential election of 2009 in Afghanistan.
Mohammad Hashem Taufiqui was an economist who fulfilled different posts in the previous states of Afghanistan. He was an admirer of Mohammed Daoud Khan, the first president of the republic of Afghanistan. His goal was to use Khan's industrial models to develop the industry in Afghanistan. Taufiqui has also had an important role in the drawing of these models during the presidency of Mohammed Daud Khan.
Under Mohammad Hashim Taufiqui's leadership, agricultural production increased from 20 thousand tons to 160 thousand tons.
Mohammad Hashem Taufiqui was the son of Mohammad Akbar Khan, son of Mohammad Ali Khan, son of Sardar Sultan Mohammad Khane Telayee and the son of Sardar Payenda Khan.
After graduating from Lese Habibya he joined the Faculty of Science in Kabul for one year. He