Mohammad Ismael Khan is the Minister of Energy and Water in Hamid Karzai’s government. Before joining Karzai’s cabinet, Ismael Khan served as the governor of Herat province. While Kabul was and is still struggling, Ismael Khan achieved wonders in terms of reconstruction with the city of Herat. He brought about security, built numerous schools and provided opportunities for small businesses to flourish. Because of these achievements, he is well loved by the people of Herat. Ismael Khan was also an important member of UNIFSA, and a hero of the Afghan resistance against the Soviets. Interestingly enough, he was captured by both the Communists during the Soviet war as well as by the Taliban, and, he managed to escape from both of them.
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