Shafaq, Abdul Haq Shafiq
|Name||Shafaq, Abdul Haq Shafiq|
|Date of birth||1961|
|Function/Grade||Provincial Governor Takhar|
|History and Biodata||
2. Previous Functions:
He participated in the UN Talks on Afghanistan ( Bonn 1 conference in Germany) in November 2001 as an Adviser to the Cyprus Group Delegation.
In June 2004 stone throwing students prevented Shafaq from entering is Governors office in Samangan. There was a rumor, that during his tenure als a Governor of Samangan Abdul Haq Shafaq had given all Indian scholarships 2006 to his relatives and personal friends, and no one had ever heard about them. Abdul Haq Shafaq in a phone interview with Media Watch, denied the scholarships story and said that 68 scholarships from India were allocated to Northern provinces through an open competition.(20060419)
12th grade graduates from Northern provinces competed for the fellowships in Balkh University on March 16th, 2006, but no one from Samangan province passed the exam.
Allegedly he arranged, that no one else from Balkh University passed the scholarship exams.
Due to pressure from Dostum, he stepped down as a Governor from Sar-e Pul province in june 2004. As a Sar-e-Pol native and a Hazara, he seems somewhat insulated from some of the ethnic rivalries (especially between the predominant Uzbeks and the Pashtuns). To all appearances, President Karzai is his principal power base. Faryab-based UNAMA interlocutors characterize him as a balancer of interests, as being above the fray, and say that local residents seem to appreciate his role.
Shafaq speaks Dari and English.