Ismail Khan

For the Pashto singer from Pakistan, see Ismail and Junaid.Mohammad Ismail Khan (Persian: محمد اسماعیل خان‎) (born 1946) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as Minister of Water and Energy since 2005. He was previously the Governor of Herat Province. He is widely known as a warlord because of his rise to power during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He controlled a large sized mujahideen force, mainly his fellow Tajiks from western Afghanistan.