by Abdullah Qazi / February 5, 2016
Last updated: September 3, 2018
Dr. Naqibullah Fayeq (Faiq), an ethnic Uzbek, is the current governor of Faryab province. He was appointed by President Ashraf Ghani in August 2018.
Prior to being appointed provincial governor, Fayeq served as the head of ANSA (Afghan National Standards Authority) until May 2018. 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. Before, his role as head of ANSA, Fayeq was a member of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Afghan Parliament); he was elected in 2010.
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 the 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.
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