Sarwar Danish

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Mohammad Sarwar Danish
Sarwar Danish in 2011-cropped.jpg
Vice President of Afghanistan
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 September 2014
President Ashraf Ghani
Preceded by Karim Khalili
Minister of Higher Education
In office
1 January 2010 – 29 September 2014
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Mohammad Azam Dadfar
Succeeded by TBD
Minister of Justice
In office
23 December 2004 – 1 January 2010
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Abbas Karimi
Succeeded by Habibullah Ghaleb
Governor of Daykundi
In office
28 March 2004 – 22 December 2004
Succeeded by Abdul Hai Neamati
Personal details
Born Mohammad Sarwar
1961
Daykundi, Afghanistan
Nationality Afghan
Political party Hezbe Wahdat
Residence Kabul, Afghanistan
Religion Islam

Mohammad Sarwar Danish (Persian: سرور دانش‎) is a politician in Afghanistan, currently serving as Vice President of Afghanistan. He previously served as Acting Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2010. When Daykundi province was carved out of Urozgan province in 2004, Danish became its first Governor.

Early years and education[edit]

Danish was born in 1961 in the Ishtarlay District of Daykundi province in central Afghanistan. He belongs to the Hazara group and his father's name is Mohammad Ali.

Danish completed higher education in Iraq, Syria and Iran, where he earned degrees in law, journalism and Islamic studies. He received a Masters in Fiqh. From 1982 until 2001, he made various publications. Danish authored 15 books and 700 academic essays. He became fluent in Pashto, Dari and Arabic language.

Karzai administration[edit]

Further information: Presidency of Hamid Karzai

After the Taliban regime was ousted and the Karzai administration was formed, Danish became involved in the 2002 loya jirga. He served as a member of the Constitutional Drafting Commission through a decree by President Hamid Karzai and a participant in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

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