Abdul Qahar Abed
Biography of Abdul Qahar Abed, Director General of the Office of the High Council For National Reconciliation
Mr. Abdul Qahar Abed was born in 1969 in a religious family. In 1974 he enrolled in Bubojani Primary School, then went to Saidal Nasery for Secondary education and then completed his High school from lycée Omar Shahid in Kabul. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and law from Kabul University and his Master’s degree in International Relations from the Islamic Azad University of Iran, Kabul branch.
In 1991, Mr. Abed started working for the Export Development bank of Afghanistan and in the year 1993, he joined the Diplomatic apparatus of Ministry of foreign Affairs. In 1997 Mr. Abed worked as Director of Protocol during the short tenure of Prime Minster, Abdul Rahim Ghafoorzai. After the occupation of Kabul by the Taliban, Mr. Abed worked as the head of various departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the provinces of Takhar, Panjshir and Mazar-e-Sharif. In 2001, after the fall of the Talban regime. Mr. Abed was appointed as the caretaker chief of staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later served as General Counsel of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Karachi, Pakistan. In 2003, he was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2010, Abdul Qahar Abed was appointed as the Head of Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Following the establishment of the National Unity Government (NUG) due to the controversial presidential election in 2014, He was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the newly established Office of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2020, after the establishment of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), he was appointed as the General Director of the office of the High Council for National Reconciliation.