Hailing from Village Totalai, District Buner, Sardar Hussain Babak won PF-77 Buner for ANP in provincial assembly. He is nominated as Minister of Information and Public Relations for ANP-led provincial government.
After completing high school from his village, Babak completed his intermediate from Science Superior College Peshawar. He got his BSc degree from Islamia College Peshawar and took his Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Peshawar.
His paternal grandfather, Haji Faqir Mohammad, was an active worker of Bacha Khan’s Khudai Khidmatgar Movement and many times went behind the bars. Ex-minister of transportation Mr. Mohammad Karim Babak is his uncle who was elected twice on the same seat on Awami National Party’s ticket.
Sardar Hussain Babak started his journalistic career from Peshawar working for English and Urdu dailies. Later, he went to UAE where he worked for Gulf News. He was also in charge of the Pashto service in Middle East’s famous broadcasting service “Radio Asia”.
38 years old Babak is one of those 75% of ANP MPs who came to the party from Pakhtun Student Federations’ platform. In the election 2002, Babak had lost his provincial assembly seat to PPP Sherpao’s Jamshed Khan; however, he won his seat this time contesting against the same person.
Babak likes to call himself a “political worker” instead of a leader or an officer. He is of the view that ones career and success is dependent on ones capacity as a “worker” in political terms and he would like to be a political worker for all his life.
Sardar Hussain Babak is well-known to the media persons/journalists in Peshawar. His brother Shamim Shahed is also a prominent journalist.
He is serving the province as Minister of Schools & Literacy in Pakhtunkhwa cabinet.