Afghan Biographies

Sadat, Sayed Anwar

Name Sadat, Sayed Anwar
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade Minister of labor, social affairs and disabled
History and Biodata

Said Anwar Sadat
Phone: 0789084422


1. Former Ministers of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD)
Sayed Ekramuddin Agha (Takhar),
Sediqa Balkhi (Balkh),
Noor Moh. Qarqeen (Jowzjan) (2004),
Amina Safi Afzali (2010-2014093),
Amina Safi Afzali acting Minister (20141001)
acting Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Wasil Nur Mohmand (20141209, 20161112 impeached)
Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil (20150418-20170501 impeached)
Faizullah Zaki (20170501, 20171204 confirmed, 20190405)
Sayed Anwar Sadat acting (20190406)

Deputy Minister of Labour, Social, Martyr and Disabled Affairs:
Wasil Momand (20101228)
Samim Sultani (20151119)
Wasi Noor Mahmand Wasel Noor Mohmand (20151119, 20160210)
Ahmad Shah Salehi (20160524)

Spokesman for the Ministry:
Dr. Fareed Rayid (20110329)
General Director of Legislation and Labor Condition Development for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs:
Ghulam Mustafa Harooni (20160523)

The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) is the Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan mandated to work on labour affairs, social protection, welfare and the provision of services for the families of martyrs and persons with disabilities.


2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Sar-i-Pul  Sar-e-Pul Saripul
Provincial Governor Faryab (20151008-2017)
Deputy of the National Security Adviser (20171212)

3. Biodata:
Sadat_AnwarSaid Anwar Sadat was born in 1971 in Emankhurd district, Sar-i-Pul province. Sayed Anwar Sadaat is the son of Sayed Muqim.Sadat graduated from Menhaj o Siraj school of Sar-i-Pul, and received his Bachelors degree in Journalism from Istanbul University in 2001. Sayed Anwar Sadat was educated in Turkey. He is the Director General of Aina TV, which is owned by Dostum. He previously served as General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s press advisor. He is also the manager of Ariana TV in Kabul. He established the first privately owned Afghan TV station, Afghanistan-Ayena TV, in 2002, and served as its head from 2002-2005. In 2005, he left to head the Turk Tabaran Afghanistan social and cultural organization, later returning to Ayena TV in 2007.
Commission (2012): Health, Sports, Youth, Labor and Works.
A number of senators called for the trial of an MP from Sar-i-Pul, Anwar Sadat, claiming that he had insulted a majority ethnic group.On 20130721, a number of civil society organizations staged a protest before the Parliament building in Kabul and called for the trial and expulsion of Anwar Sadat from the lower House over this anti-Pashtun comments. The Attorney General Office (AGO) summoned MP Saed Anwar Sadat over his remarks in parliament. The AGO spokesman said that Sadat remarks in the general session of the House of Representatives was against the article 81 of the constitution and he disrespected to an Afghan ethnic (Pashtun). But Sadat said he will not go to the AGO.(20130723). The Attorney General Office (AGO) put lawmaker Anwar Sadat on the exit control list (ECL). (201300722)

December 19, 2015

Syed Anwar Sadat escaped unhurt from a Taliban ambush. The incident took place around 4:45 pm local time after Sadat was returning to the provincial capital following the inauguration of housing projects in Andkhoy district.(20151219)

Sayed Anwar Sadat is 
a close aide to the first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum and was made deputy of the National Security Adviser.(20171212)


He is married with two daughters.
He  speaks Pashtu, Dari and Turkish.

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