Afghan Biographies

Farahi, Ghulam Nabi Prof.


Name Farahi, Ghulam Nabi Prof.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1958
Function/Grade Minister of State for Tourism
History and Biodata

Prof. Ghulam Nabi Farahi
Telephone: 93 (0) 700 024444
E-mail: gh.nabi.farahi@gmail.com
E-mail: ghulamnabifarahi@hotmail.com

1. Minister of State for Tourism (new Ministry and established through a presidential decree)

Ghulam Nabi Farahi


2. Previuos Functions:
Professor in Kabul University (Pashto literature Dep)
Deputy Minister of Finance (2001)
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (2003)
Deputy Minister of Finance in the Information, Culture and Tourism Ministry (2006, 20100910, 20110530, 20120404, 20140924)
acting Minister of Information and Culture (20141209, 20150120)
State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (20150121-20170419)
Minister of State for Tourism (20170420) through a presidential decree.

3. Biodata:
farahi_ghulam_nabiProf. Ghulam Nabi Farahi was born 1958 in Farah Province, Afghanistan. He graduated from Abu Nasr Farahi High School in 1974 and he got his Bachelors degree in Literature from Kabul University and as well as his Masters Degree in 1983.
His carrier started as Professor in Kabul University (Pashto literature Dep).
Later in (2001) he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Finance. After that in (2003) he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry furthermore in (2006) he joined Ministry of Information and Culture as Deputy Minister.

The Office of the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Administration is responsible for the development, promotion and co-ordination of all tourism activities in Afghanistan and for the development of transparent mechanisms for administration, planning, finance and accounting in the information, culture, tourism and youth field.

In a new decree on Thursday Apr 20, 2017, President Ashraf Ghani ordered the establishment of a state ministry of tourism affairs, a move which has sparked strong reaction among legal experts with many accusing him of attempting to centralize power for himself.They accused the president of creating parallel institutions for the benefits of others. Ghulam Nabi Farahi has been appointed as state minister of tourism affairs.
 
It is said that the financial and tourism department of the ministry of information and culture will consist of seven departments and three of the departments are already tasked with tourism affairs.
 
Government spokesmen so far have not given details about the budget which is allocated for the new ministry. However there is speculation that the new ministry will be a separate budget unit.(20170420)

He speaks Pashtu, Dari and English

Last Modified 2017-04-20
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