Daud Shah Saba

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Daud Shah Saba
Saba in October 2011-cropped.jpg
Daud Shah Saba in October 2011
Governor of Herat Province, Afghanistan
In office
3 September 2010 – 3 July 2013
Preceded by Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani
Succeeded by Fazlullah Wahidi
Personal details
Born 1964
Herat, Afghanistan

Dr. Daud Shah Saba (born 1964) is a politician in Afghanistan, who is serving as Governor of Herat Province since August 2010 when his predecessor Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani had resigned from the post.

Early years and education[edit]

Daud Shah Saba was born in 1964 in Herat, Afghanistan. He belongs to the Popalzai Pashtun tribe. After finishing primary school, he attended the Kabul Polytechnic Institute and obtained a MS in Economic Geology in 1986. He taught in the same institute for six years. In 1996, he travelled to India where he obtained a Ph.D. in Earth Science from the University of Mumbai. He is able speak Dari (Persian), Pashto, English and Hindi.

Later years and careers[edit]

Daud Shah Saba meeting with Italian and US leaders in Rabat-e-Sangi of the Kushk District of Herat during May 5, 2011.

In 2000, Saba published a book Gozar Az Tangna, which is about his vision of sociopolitical situation in Afghanistan. He served as the President of Afghan Green Leave Consulting, LLC, which is a Kabul based consulting firm registered with the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency. It was established in 2009 by Daud Saba and Martijn Hekman, an international development expert.

Saba is an Afghan Canadian who has been involved for about 20 years in international development, natural resources and environmental management, with a focus in Afghanistan. He has worked with many international firms and implemented projects in most of the provinces of Afghanistan. Dr. Saba has recently served as the Human Development Advisor to the President Hamid Karzai. On August 24, 2010, Saba was appointed by President Karzai as Governor of Herat province after former governor, Muhammad Yousuf Nuristani, began running for in the 2010 parliamentary election.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Afghan Biographies, Saba, Dr. Daud S.

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Preceded by
Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani
Governor of Herat Province, Afghanistan
3 September 2010–Present
Succeeded by