Taj Mohammad Wardak is an Afghan politician, from the Pashtun ethnic group.He spent some of the period of the Taliban's administration in the United States of America, and became an American citizen.
Early political career
In the mid-1960s Wardak held the position of Deputy Governor of Badakhshan Province.. Kabul Times. vol. iv. no. 71. June 19, 1965 In the 1970s he served as Governor of Badakhshan Province and Governor of Laghman Province.
Governor of Paktia
Wardak was appointed Governor of Paktia province in Afghanistan in the winter of 2002.He served for only a few months due to opposition from local warlord Pacha Khan ZadranZadran was one of the principal actors in a violent struggle for control for the province after the fall of the Taliban, and Wardak was appointed as a compromise solution between the competing warlords. Wardak was an Afghan exile living in California as an afghan-american.