Naqibullah Fayeq

Dr. Naqibullah Fayeq is an ethnic Uzbek who used to represent Faryab province (since 2010) in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Afghan Parliament), and is currently the head of the ANSA (Afghan National Standards Authority). He was appointed as head of ANSA via a presidential decree in February 2016. ANSA was initially established on June 3, 2004 to bring about a new approach for standards for all Afghan industry, especially customs. Fayeq is also a member of Abdul Rashid Dostum's Hezb-e-Junbish Milli Islami Afghanistan party, and had previously served as the group's deputy head of its youth movement.

Early and Personal Life

Fayeq was born in 1979 in the Akhund Baba village of Faryab's Almar district. He graduated from Amir Ali Sherwani High School in 1997 and then went to Balkh University for his medical degree and graduated in 2005. He then went aboard to study and became an ultrasound specialist. When he returned, he worked as a doctor in Faryab, eventually becoming the head of the public health department in Faryab for five years as well as the chief health official in his home district of Almar. Ever since his youth, Fayeq has always been very politically active.

Fayeq is married and he and his wife have two sons and one daughter. Besides Farsi and English, Fayeq also speaks Uzbeki, Turkish, and Pashto.

by Abdullah Qazi / February 5, 2016

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