Minister's Biography

Acting Minister and Deputy Minister for Programmes

H.E. Mohammad Tariq Ismati

Age: 32 years

Education: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Preston University, Pakistan

Master of Science and Administration (MSA), International Development Program, Andrews University, Michigan, USA

Work Experience: 10 years

Mohammad Tariq Ismati was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 1979. After attending primary and secondary schools in Kabul, then graduating from high school in Kandahar, Mr Ismati worked with a number of non-governmental organisations and UN agencies in the province. In 2004 he was appointed National Programme Officer for the UN Development Programme’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme for southern Afghanistan, developing a strong interest in reintegration and community development.

In 2006 he was appointed regional manager of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) for its National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDP) in Kandahar..



  •  MRRD tees off the construction work of road in Panjshir
    The Kraman road located in Dara district of Panjshir province will be repaired and graveled by the National Rural Access Program (NRAP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and...
  •  Completion of two potable water projects
    The implementation and completion of two safe drinking water projects in Ghor province enabled 385 rural families to gain access to water facilities. These projects include: construction of two water...
  •  Construction of three bridges in Ghor
    Three development projects of Regional Programmes of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed and handed-over in Ghor province. These projects include construction of...
  •  2000 families gain access to facilities
    With a cost of AFN 15 million and 893 thousand ten sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in various villages of Feroz...
  •  11 community projects handed-over in Nimorz Province
    The 11 sub projects completed in the districts of Khash Rod, Chahar Burjak, Chakhansur and Zaranj the capital city of Nimroz province will enable approximately 747 rural families to have access...




  • NSP: National Solidarity Programme
  • NABDP: National Area-Base Development Programme
  • NRAP: National Rural Access Programme
  • Ru-WatSIP: Rural Water Supply, Sanitation & Irrigation Programme
  • AREDP: Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme
  • CARD-F: Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development - Facility