Sarwar Danish

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Mohammad Sarwar Danish
Sarwar Danish in 2011-cropped.jpg
Second Vice President of Afghanistan
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 (age 55–56)
Daykundi, Afghanistan
Nationality Afghan
Political party Hezbe Wahdat
Residence Kabul, Afghanistan

Mohammad Sarwar Danish (Persian: سرور دانش‎‎) (born 1961) is an Afghan politician who has been Vice President of Afghanistan[1] since 2014. He previously served as Acting Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2010 and as Acting Minister of Higher Education from 2010 to 2014. 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 his 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]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Afghan VP voices concerns for risking massive 500kV power project through Salang". Afghan News Agency. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karim Khalili
Vice President of Afghanistan
Succeeded by