Afghan Biographies

Wardak, Mohammad Ghulam Farooq, Dr.


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

1. Former Ministers of Education:
Noor Moh. Qarqeen (Jowzjan),
Hanif Atmar (200603),
Dr. Farooq Wardak (20081022-20140930) confirmed for second term by Wolesi Jirga (20100103),
Dr. Farooq Wardak acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Education MoE Muhammad Asef Nang (20141209)

Deputy Minister of Education:
Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance: Sulaiman Kakar Muhammad Suleman Kakar (20100222),
u/i Function: Mohammad Sidiq Patman (2006, 20110326)
u/i Function: Dr. Shafiq Samim (20111018)
Deputy Minister of Education for Technical Evaluation: Sarwar Azizi, (20100809), Muhammad Asif Nang (20101228)
Asadullah Mohaqiq (20141013)

Ministry of Education Spokesman:
Abdul Ghafoor Zafarani (20110324)

Director of the Infrastructure Services Department;
Mohammad Reza Radyar (20110325)

Director of Secondary Education:
Dastgir Moneer Dastagir Monir Dastagee Munir (20110325)

Other Officials in the Ministry of Education (as of 20110327):

# Name Position Mobile Phone Number
1 Mohammad Sarwar Azizi Chief of Staff & Senior Technical Advisor to the Minister 0777 392 764
2 Salim Hayran Director - Information Technology 0700 39 90 39
3 Gul Agha Ahmadi Media Advisor 0799 30 18 33
4 Shamshad Ayobi Website Administrator 077 428 33 55
5 Sifat Rahimee Executive Assistant to the Minister 0796 800 200
6 Jamaludin Hamid Sr. IT Officer/Database Developer 0700 18 57 64

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)

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, Mr. 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)

He speaks Pashto, Dari, English and Urdu.

Last Modified 2014-12-09
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