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Abdul Rahim Wardak

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Abdul Rahim Wardak's Biography

Abdul Rahim Wardak (عبدالرحیم وردگ) (born: in 1940 or 1944[citation needed] in central Maidan Wardak, Afghanistan) is the current Defense Minister of Afghanistan. He was appointed on December 23, 2004 by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Before this appointment, Wardak was the deputy Defense Minister to the former minister, Mohammed Fahim. In the past, General Wardak was a national Mujahideen resistance leader who fought the Soviet forces during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. He is an ethnic Pashtun from the Wardak province. His diplomacy has been instrumental promoting ethnic reconciliation due to his lineage from tribal chieftains with strong Pashtun relationships with all ethnic groups of the country.

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  • No clear front-runner in Afghanistan presidential election

      News Source: Daily News & Analysis | 4 months ago
    At a time when everyone in India is talking about the apparent Modi wave, in Afghanistan's fragile new democracy, there is no clear for front-runner as it goes to polls on Saturday. The battle for the president's throne appears wide open, and in all
  • Ex-defense minister drops out of Afghan race

      News Source: The New Zealand Herald | 5 months ago
    Afghanistan (AP) Afghanistan's former defense minister became the second presidential hopeful to withdraw from the race on Sunday, leaving a field of nine candidates three weeks before the vote to replace Hamid Karzai. Karzai is constitutionally
  • Second candidate withdraws from Afghan presidential race

      News Source: The Hindu | 5 months ago
    Former Afghan defence minister Abdul Rahim Wardak has withdrawn from the presidential race, his associate said on Sunday. We announce that General Wardak has resigned from the presidential elections. He will not be participating in the race, his

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