Afghan Biographies

Nang, Muhammad Asif

Name Nang, Muhammad Asif
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1972
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Farah
History and Biodata

Mohammad Asif Nang Email: Mobile +93 (0) 700-044-305, +93 (0) 786-255-777
1. Previous Provincial Governor Farah:
Abdul Hai Nemati Neamati (2002-2004)
Bashir Baghlani (200402-200407)
Assadullah Falah (200407-200503)
Ezatullah Wasifi (200503-20060830)
Abdul Ahmad Stanikzai (20060830-200701)
Mohayuddin Baluch (200701-200805)
Rohullah Amin (200805-20120304)
Mohammad Akram Khpalwak ((20120404 - 20130703)
Mohammad Omar Shirzad ((20130704, 20141229 -20150119 fired)
Asif Nang (20150122, 20161206-)

Deputy governor of Farah:
Muhammad Younis Rasouli (20171216)

Provincial governor spokesman:
Nasir Mehri (20171013, 20171025)

Director of Education Department Farah province:
Acting Khalil Ahmad Mubarez (20170910)

2. Previous Functions of Muhammad Asif Nang:
Editor of the magazine Peace Jirga (20070810)
Spokesman for the education ministry (2009),
Publication officer, public relations officer at the Education ministry,
Spokesman for parliamentary affairs ministry (2007),
Deputy Education Minister (20110921, 20131204, 20141109)
acting Minister of Education  (20141209-20150121)
Provincial Governor Farah (20150122, 20161206-2017)

3. Biodata:
Nang_Muhammad_AsifMuhammad Asif Nang was born 1972 in Paktia province and hails from Sulaimankhil tribe in Paktika province. He is a high school graduate of Habibia High School in Kabul. Nang has completed his higher education in Pakistan and Saudi Arabiya. Mohammad Asif Nang is also a Hafiz of the Holy Quran.

Asif Nang, who was also the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry spokesman, was arrested on 1 July 2007. It is thought he was held for publishing an extract from a Canadian essay critical of President Hamid Karzai and not, as initially reported, for suspected spying. Entitled "Wars and globalization: Who did 9/11 benefit?", the essay portrayed Karzai as a US puppet. Nang remained in the custody of security agencies for 13 days after the publication of the 'offensive' article. 

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issuing a decree has appointed Mohammad Asif Nang new governor for Farah province.(20150122)   

He fluently speaks Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Urdu and English


Last Modified 2017-12-16
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