Afghan Biographies

Azam, Farooq Ghulam Dr.

Name Azam, Farooq Ghulam Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1943
Function/Grade Adviser Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE)
History and Biodata

Movement for Peaceful Transformation of Afghanistan (MPTA)
MPTA chairman:
Dr. Farooq Azam (2011, 2013)

Head, Cultural & Press Deptt, MPTA:
Dr Wasi Qani,
Tel. (Afghanistan): 0787105925, 0703550080
Email: drqani(at), farouqazam(at)

2. Previous Functions Dr. Farooq Azam:
Deputy Leader of the National Islamic Front of Afghanistan
Minister of Education (1989-91)
Return Minister, Afghan Refugees (1991- 93)

Afghanistan Studies Forum Chairman (20080510)
President of the Afghanistan Peaceful Transition Association (20090600, 2021)
Adviser Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) (2022050

3. Biodata Dr. Farouq Azam Dr. Ghulam Farouq Azam:

Dr. Farouq G. Azam was born 13 December 1943 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Education: B.A. Economics (Kabul University, Afghanistan); M.Sc. Agric. Economics (American University of Beirut, Lebanon); Ph.D. Water Resources.  Ph.D., Univ. of London was Deputy-Leader of the National Islamic Front of Afghanistan, one of the seven major mujahideen parties against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and is a former Minister of Education (1989-91) and former Minister of Repatriation, Afghan Refugees (1991-93).

Dr Azam, a development economist and politician, has served as an economic advisor to former Afghan President Daoud Khan and later became a Mujahideen leader and has remained a part of two governments in Kabul before the advent of the Taliban in 1995. He has been actively involved in the intra-Afghan peace process as the chairman of the Movement for Peaceful Transformation of Afghanistan during the last few years.(20210916)

Dr. Azam, who has spent most of his professional career in the West, announced that he is returning to Kabul to advise the IEA on the economic security and future of Afghanistan.


The Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) said that Dr.Ghulam Farooq Azam has been appointed as an advisor to the ministry.(20220507)


MPTA is an initiative for permanent peace and stability in Afghanistan and the wider region initiated by the Movement for Peaceful Transformation of Afghanistan (MPTA), formed 2011 by prominent neutral Afghans to seek an Afghan solution to the Afghan problem. The MPTA strategy understands the US need for its longstanding involvement in the region. A successful implementation of the MPTA strategy will, indeed, give a new, positive definition to the US involvement in this part of the world.

The Movement for Peaceful Transformation of Afghanistan (MPTA) on 20130913 said fair elections were impossible under the present government and called for the establishment of a short-term interim set-up to run post-President Karzai affairs.

Last Modified 2022-05-10
Established 2013-09-13