Afghan Biographies

Misdaq, Nabi Dr.


Name Misdaq, Nabi Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1944
Function/Grade Media Adviser to President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Chief of BBC Pashto Section (1980's,1990's)
Teacher George Mason University Washington, D.C.
Media Adviser to President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (2015)

3. Biodata:
Dr. Nabi Misdaq hails from the Pashtun Zazai tribe in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan, where he was born in 1944. He went to the United Kingdom on a scholarship in the early 1960s. Misdaq has a BS.c. Hon. from London School of Economics and M.A. and Ph.D. from Sussex University.

He is an Author and Journalist. He is a former chief of BBC Pashto Section. Misdaq is an Afghan scholar and advisor to the U.S. government, Canadian government and international diplomats with 20 years of working experience as head of the BBC Pashto Service in London and Afghanistan. He is the author of recent book, Afghan socio-political history and numerous articles. In 2015, by special decree, and under the 64th article of the constitution, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, named Dr. Nabi Misdaq as his new Media Affairs advisor. He has also taught Pashto at the George Mason University in Washington, Inlingua School and Diplomatic Language Services in Roslyn D.C.

Misdaq holds an American Passport.

Misdaq speaks Pashtu, Dari and English

Last Modified 2017-04-17
Established 2017-04-17