Sarwar Danish

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Muhammad Sarwar Danish
سرور دانش
Danish in September 2014.jpg
Second Vice President of Afghanistan
Assumed office
29 September 2014
PresidentAshraf Ghani
Preceded byKarim Khalili
Minister of Higher Education
In office
1 January 2010 – 29 September 2014
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byMohammad Azam Dadfar
Succeeded byAbdollah Obeid
Minister of Justice
In office
23 December 2004 – 1 January 2010
PresidentHamid Karzai
Preceded byAbbas Karimi
Succeeded byHabibullah Ghaleb
Governor of Daykundi
In office
28 March 2004 – 22 December 2004
Succeeded byAbdul Hai Neamati
Personal details
Born
Muhammad Sarwar

1961 (age 57–58)
Ishtarlay District, Daykundi Province (now in Urozgan Province), Afghanistan
NationalityAfghanistani
Political partyHezbe Wahdat
ResidenceKabul, Afghanistan
EthnicityHazara

Muhammad Sarwar Danish (Dari: سرور دانش‎), (born 1961) is a politician from Afghanistan. He has been Vice President of Afghanistan[1] since 2014. Before, he was Acting Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2010 and Acting Minister of Higher Education from 2010 to 2014. Danish became its first Governor of Daykundi province in 2004, when it became seperate from Urozgan province.

Danish was born in 1961 in the Ishtarlay District of Daykundi province in central Afghanistan. He belongs to the Hazara group and his father's name is Muhammad Ali.

Danish completed his higher education in Iraq, Syria and Iran. He has degrees in law, journalism and Islamic studies. He received a Masters in Fiqh. From 1982 to 2001, he made various publications. Danish has written 15 books and 700 academic essays. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto and Arabic language.

Karzai administration[change | change source]

After the Taliban regime ended and the Karzai administration started, Danish was part of the 2002 loya jirga. He was a member of the Constitutional Drafting Commission through a decree by President Hamid Karzai. He was also a participant in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

His responsibilities were:

  • Second voice president of Afghanistan
  • Minister of high education
  • Minister of justice

References[change | change source]

  1. "Afghan VP voices concerns for risking massive 500kV power project through Salang". Afghan News Agency. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]

Political offices
Preceded by
Karim Khalili
Vice President of Afghanistan
2014-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent