Afghan Biographies

Barmak, Sareer Ahmad

Name Barmak, Sareer Ahmad
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1978
Function/Grade IEC Commissioner 2014 Elections
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Afghan Independent Election Commissioner (2013-)
Head of Media and Public Relations / Spokesperson for Counter Narcotics Judicial Center, Attorney General Office and the Supreme Court (2007-2009)
Head of Programs of Global Rights Organization in Afghanistan (2006-2007)
Senior Program Officer of Global Rights Organization in Afghanistan (2005-2006)
Senior Assistant to Minister of Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for 9 months in 2004
Head of ARRD in 2003
Deputy Head of Operations of GTZ project at the Commission on Drafting the Afghan Constitution for 8 months in 2002
Administrative Assistant of FFWPU (1999-2001)

3. Biodata:
Sareer Ahmad Barmak Sarir Ahmad Barmak was born 1978 in Kabul, but his ancestors belong to central Panjsher province. His father is Tajik and his mother Pashtun hailing from Jalabad. He completed his high school education at the Nadiria High School in Kabul and obtained a B.A.  journalist degree from the Kabul University. He has completed his higher education with a master’s degree in Good Governance and International Development at University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and obtained his postgraduate degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice from Justice & Compromise University of Cape Town. He headed UNDP good governance programme and served as adviser to the IEC and spokesman for the Judicial and Justice Centre’s anti-narcotics section. Barmak was chief of the Global Rights organisation.

He brother is the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Wais Barmak. Sareer is a Tajik from Panjshir. He later joined UNDP. Sareer Ahmad Barmak said he is an independent guy  and expert  belonging to the people of Afghanistan. However - he is seen as being First Vice President Marshal Qasim Fahim’s pick for the Independent Election Commissioner 2014 job.

Sareer Ahmad Barmak, commissioner at the IEC, said that the commission has sent a reformation draft to the president addressing that the main reason behind the failure of the presidential elections was the leadership within the IEC.(20150207)


Last Modified 2015-02-07
Established 2013-07-31