Afghan Biographies

Baligh, Mahmoud

Name Baligh, Mahmoud
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade Ex Minister of Public Works acting
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Public Works:
Eng Abdul Qudoos (20100628-20120305)
Najibullah Awzhang Najibullah Awjan Najibullah Aoudjan (20120305-20140930)
Najibullah Awzhang Najibullah Awjan Acting Minister of Public Works (20141001)
acting Minister of Water and Power Ghulam Faruq Qarizadeh (20141209)
Mahmood Baligh (20150418, 2016112 impeached and acting)
Yama Yari nominated and acting Minister of Public works (20170807)

Deputy Ministers of Public Works:
Eng. Ahmad Shah Wahid Waheed (20100628, 20120904),
Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for public works, was taken by gunmen at around 7am (0230 GMT) from the Khairkhana neighbourhood of Kabul. (20140415)
acting MoPW minister Noor Gul Mangal(20150104)
Director General and CEO Afghan Railway Department, Director Afghanistan Railway Authority Ministry of Public Works MoPW Afghanistan Railway Authority (AfRA):

Yama Shams (20141028, 20150620, 20160419, 20170202)

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Director and Office-in-Charge of a large Construction and Engineering Company for eight years (2004-2011)

Co-founder of Mehrgan-e-Umran Charity Foundation in 2012
Professor for engineering department of Ibn-e-Sina University and served as the dean of this department (2012-2014)
Minister of Public Works (20150418, 2016112 impeached and acting)

3. Biodata:
Eng. Mahmoud Baligh Mahmood Baleegh was born 1971 in Daikundi. He he has a MA in Geo-Technical Engineering) from Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran. Baleegh formerly served as a university professor and served as the head of the Engineering Department of Ibn-e Sina Private University. He also is a member of the Commission on Constitutional Clarification, and also as Editor-in-Chief of Eqtedar Millie newspaper. He holds M.Sc. degree in Rock Mechanics and has extensive experience in program management in the Afghan construction industry for the past 10 years. He is expert in Tunnels, Roads and Rock Mechanics and has managed over $250 million dollar worth of contracts in Afghanistan from 2004-2012 when he served the company as the Vice President/General Manager. He is currently working as the Corporate Advisor at Omran Holding Group and is the President of Mehregan-e-Omran Charity Foundation. Baligh and his company supported Ghani in the election, however, he himself does not have any working background with the government. He was confirmed as Minister of Public Works by Wolesi Jirga.(20150418)

Three ministers, foreign minister Salahudddin Rabbani, public works minister Mahmood Baligh, and minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs & disabled Nasreen Oryakhel were summoned and were disqualified from their posts.(20161112)

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