Afghan Biographies

Baligh, Mahmoud

Name Baligh, Mahmoud
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Daikundi
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Mohammad Sarwar Danseh,
Abdol Hayy Ne’mati, Mohammad Yusof,
Mohammad Ali Sedaqat (20040414),
Eng. Asadullah, Falah, Ezatullah Wassefi (200505),
Jan Mohammed Akbari (200506),
Qurban Ali Urozgani in Daikondi Daikundi Daykundi (20060726, 20101114, 2012)),
Acting Governor Syed Zamin (20101209)
Abdul Haq Shafaq (20130505-20150604)
Mrs Masuma Muradi (20150605-20170927)
Mahmoud Baligh (20171003)

President Ashraf Ghani Ahamdzai acknowledged promotion of Daikundi to 2nd grade province (20181110)

Deputy Governor:
Habibiullah Radmanesh (20160801)

Department of Public Health Director:
Dr. Zafar Ali (20110824)

Women’s Affairs Director:
Mrs. Hawa Rezaee, Mrs. Habiba Shujayee Zakia Rezayee, Zakia Razai (20120917, 20130119, 20140129, 20150916)

Traffic Department Head:
Lt Col Rohullah (20110813)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief for Daikundi:
Jawad Dadgar (20130131)


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)
Provincial Governor Daikundi (20171003)
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)

Baligh, was close to Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the second president.

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