Afghan Biographies

Haq, Mawlawi Abdul

Name Haq, Mawlawi Abdul
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1967
Function/Grade President's Advisor on Religious Affairs
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Baghlan President's Advisor on Religious Affairs (20120515)

3. Biodata:
haq_abdul_maulawiMaulana Abdul Haq hails from Baghlan Province. In 2005 he ran as a candidate in the Wolesi Jirga elections and gained 9,011 votes, for 4.6% of the overall votes cast, giving him third place in the Province and winning him a seat as a Member of Parliament in the Wolesi Jirga. Abdul Haq also ran as a candidate in the 2010 Wolesi Jirga elections but was not re-elected for his seat.

Mawlawi Abdul Haq is affiliated with uzbek General Dostum's Hezb-e-Junbish Mili Islami-e-Afghanistan and is from from the Uzbek-dominated (and now 2010 Taliban-controlled) Burka district. Mawlawi Abdul Haq, one of the ulema in Baghlan Province, insisted that women should be denied education "because Allah says in the holy Quran that women should at stay home and not expose their beauty."

President Karzai appointed Mawlavi Abdul Haq as his advisor on religious affairs (20120515).

Last Modified 2012-05-15
Established 2009-10-12