Afghan Biographies

Haqqani, Abdul Baqi

Name Haqqani, Abdul Baqi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1961
Function/Grade Ex Minister of higher Education acting
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Provincial Governor Khost
Provincial Governor Paktika
Deputy Minister of Information and Culture
Official in Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister of higher Education (20211005, 20221018) acting

3. Biodata:
Abdul Baqi Haqqani Bashir Mohammad Shaikh Abdul Baqi Haqqani was born 1961 in Jalalabad, Nangahar Province. He said that those who have graduated from high schools during the past twenty years are of no use. The acting minister is meant by the graduates who have studied during the non-Taliban era when they were fighting the US-backed governments of Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani.

Abdul Baqi Haqqani made the statements in a meeting with the university lecturers in KabulHaqqani said that they must hire teachers who instill the students and incoming generations the values that are of use in the country and Afghanistan can utilize their talents in the future. Earlier, the acting minister of higher education had said that the Master’s and Ph.D. holders of modern studies are less valuable than those who have studied in madrasas and have religious studies in Afghanistan.

The statement of Haqqani comes as the period 2001-2020 is said to be one of the most important and rich eras when it comes to the level of education in Afghanistan.(20210104)

The acting Minister of Higher Education expressed criticism of the travel ban on him and the deputy education minister. Abdul Baqi Haqqani called on the international community to remain supportive of the Afghan education sector. The UN Security Council imposed a travel ban on two officials of the Islamic Emirate including Abdul Baqi Haqqani, who had previously been granted a travel exemption from the sanction.(20220627)


Last Modified 2022-10-19
Established 2021-08-30