Afghan Biographies

Wardak, Mohammad Ghulam Farooq, Dr.

Name Wardak, Mohammad Ghulam Farooq, Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1951
Function/Grade Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
History and Biodata

1. Former Heads of the Office of the State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs OSMPA:
Dr. Farooq Wardak (2006),
Asadulah Khalid (2008),
Mohammed Anwar Jigdalak (2009)
Dr Humayoon Azizi (20100919 -20140930)
Dr Humayoon Azizi acting Minister (201401001)
acting Minister of  Office of the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Karim Baz (20141209)
Prof. Ghulam Nabi Farahi (20150121-20170419)
Dr. Mohammad Ghulam Farooq Wardak (20170420)

Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs:
Deputy administration and finance Minister: Mohammad Karim Baz Baaz, Kareem Baz, Pashtun, Dr. Karim Baz (20100104, 20110807, 20120809, 20150702)
Deputy parliamentary affairs minister: Syed Qutbuddin Roidad (20150702)

Spokesman Minister of Parliamentary Affairs:
Nematullah Basharwal (20110101, 20120905) Phone: 0789310041 Email:

2. Previous Functions of Dr. Mohammad Ghulam Farooq Wardak:
Directorate of the Constitutional Commission Secretariat and Convention Manager of the Constitutional Loya Jirga (2002-2003)
Director of the Secretariat of the Joint Election Management Body (2004-2005)
Director of the Administrative Office of the Council of Ministers Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (2006)
Office of Administrative Affairs Department of the President Wardak and at the same time Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
Minister of Education (2008) reconfirmed for second term (20100103 -20140930)
Acting Minister of Education MoE (20142001)
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (20170420)

3. Biodata:
wardak_dr_farooqMohammad Ghulam Farooq Wardak, son of Khwaja Mir, was born in 1951 in Wardak Province. In 1979 he was in the second profession of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Kabul University, when he was forced by the Soviet backed regime to stop his studies and take refuge in Pakistan.

After attending a medical course in Pakistan he provided medical assistance to war-wounded Afghans in various provinces of Afghanistan till end of 1981. In 1982, Wardak got the opportunity to resume his studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Punjab, Lahore of Pakistan from where he graduated in1986. In the same year he entered a decade of service (1986-1996) with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), first as a deputy and later as a director of the health program of SCA, which was the largest health program of the time inside Afghanistan. During 1996 and 2001, while managing the Comprehensive Disabled Afghan Program of UNDP in Afghanistan, Wardak attended the M. Phil study program with the University of Punjab and then obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Preston in Peshawar. Wardak established and managed hundreds of rehabilitation and social reintegration centers for thousands of disabled people in various parts of the country. Between January 2001 and November 2002, he worked as Assistant Resident Representative of UNDP in Kabul. He undertook short-term management programs in the universities of Japan, France, and Nepal, and has participated in many seminars on peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan in Swiss, Britain, Canada, and Germany.

During 23 years of his refugee life, Wardak had ample opportunities to settle in the West, but because of his solid commitment to his people and country he remained in the service of his people. His offices were in Pakistan. 

Palace Chief of Staff Mohammad Daudzai, Education Minister Farooq Wardak, and former Information and Culture Minister Abdul Karim Khoram are figures with maximum influence over President Karzai's decisions. (20101220)

investigation into the alleged embezzlement during former education minister Farooq Wardak's time disclosed that scholarships were offered to certain individuals affiliated to particular political groups and that ghost training seminars were reported in some provinces. Also that houses were rented for schools at huge expense. Concerns were raised in recent months after reports surfaced that millions of dollars had been embezzled in the country through ghost schools - sparking national outrage over the lack of transparency in foreign aid spending.(20160103)

He speaks Pashto, Dari, English and Urdu.

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