Biography of Amena Safi Afzali, Advisor Minister for Youth Affairs

Amena Safi Afzali daughter of Amanullah Afzali and wife of late Safiullah Afzali was born in Hirat in 1336. She holds a BA degree from the Faculty of Science, Kabul University.
She has worked as a teacher at the Science Faculty, a member of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Director of Jami Cultural Foundation.

Biography of Dr. Mohammad Azam Dadfar, Minister of Refugee Repatriatio

Dr. Mohammad Azam Dadfar son of Haji Baba Jan Khan was born in 1325 in Andkhoi. He graduated from Ghazi School in Kabul, and completed his education in medical studies in 1352 at Kabul Medical Faculty. From 1352 to 1357 he served as lecturer at Kabul University.
In Qaus 1357 after the Saur Coup he was imprisoned at Pul-e Charkhi. He immigrated to Pakistan in Jawza 1359 and became an executive member of the Doctors’ Union in Peshawar. In 1360 he went to Germany, but returned back to Peshawar in 1364 and worked at the Mental Treatment and Research Center for Afghan refugees until 1371. From 1375 to 1377 he was pursuing advanced course for certificate in Petersberg of Germany. Mr. Dadfar speaks Pashtu, Farsi, Uzbaki, German and English. He also knows a little Turkish.

Biography of Dr. Zalmai Rasoul

Dr. Rasoul son of Professor Abdul Qayoum Rasoul was born in 1323 in Kabul. He completed his primary and secondary education at Estiqlal Lycee. He has a doctorate degree in medicine from Paris.
Some of his major achievements are as follows:
Physician at the Paris Cardiology Research Institute, chief of Haqiqat-e Afghan publication in Paris during the Afghan jehad, physician at the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Hospital, chief of staff for the office of His Majesty Mohammad Zaher Shah, Father of the Nation in Rome, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism during the Interim Authority and National Security Advisor.
Dr. Rasoul speaks Pashtu, Dari, English, French, Italian and Arabic. He has published more than thirty academic medical works in American and European medical publications. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

Doctor Masooda Jalal daughter of Alhaj Tellah Mohammad was born in Gulbahar district of Kapisa in a middle-class and educated family. She originally comes from Khastak village of Jorm district, Badakhshan province. She completed her primary and secondary education at Gulbahar High School. In 1361, she graduated from Rabia-e Balkhi High School and entered Kabul Medical Institute the same year. She obtained her degree from the Kabul Medical Institute in 1367. In 1368 she started her service as an ear and throat physician at Maiwand Hospital. Later, she was appointed at the Mental Health Hospital. From 1372-1375 she was director of the women’s rights section of the Women’s High Organization (Moasesa-e Aali Naswan). She was later appointed as an academic member of the Children’s Department of Kabul Medical Institute, and served as a doctor at Ataturk Hospital. In 1375 she worked for UNHCR. She has also worked as an advisor and National Program Officer for the World Health Organization.

Biography of Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Minister of Justice

Mohammad Sarwar Danesh son of Mohammad Ali was born in a religious family in Eshtarlai village, Daikundi province in 1340. He did his primary education in the local school, and completed his higher education at different academic centers in Iraq, Syria and Iran. He holds a BA degree in law, a certificate in journalism, a BA degree in Islamic Culture and Education, MA degree in Islamic Jurisprudence and an unfinished doctorate in Islamic Jurisprudence.

Mr. Danesh has published fifteen different books. He has also published more than 700 essays in the country’s publications. He has run various journals in the country between 1361-1380.

Mr. Danesh has served in the following capacities over the past three years:

Delegate to and active participation in the Emergency Loya Jirga of Jawza 1381, member of the Constitutional Drafting Commission and the Constitution Finalization Commission, participation in the Constitutional Loya Jirga. Following the creation of Daikundi province at the beginning of this year, Mr. Danesh was appointed as the province’s first governor through a presidential decree of the President of the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan.

Biography of Eng. Sohrab Ali Safari, Minister of Public Works

Sohrab Ali Safari son of Haji Safar Mohammad was born on 5 July 1945 in Behsud district of Maidan-Wardak province. He graduated from the Afghan Technology Organization in 1957. He studied at the Engineering Faculty of Kabul University from 1961-1965, and at Gdensk Polytechnic in Poland from 1977-1982 where he received his doctorate degree.
He speaks Dari, Pashtu, English, Polish and a little German.

Biography of Dr. Amir Shah Hasanyar, Minister of Higher Education

Dr. Amir Shah Hasanyar son of Ghulam Hassan was born in Panjab district of Bamyan province in 1312. He completed his secondary and high school education at Ebn-e Sina and Agriculture high schools. He received his BA from the Faculty of Agriculture at Kabul University. He obtained his MA degree in ecology from New York State University and his PhD in agriculture from the Colorado State University in the United States. Mr. Fatemi has held the following position:

Teacher at Education and Training University from 1344-1351
Teacher at the Faculty of Agriculture, Kabul University from 1351-1371
Rector of Kabul University from 1371-1375

He has published eight textbooks for Kabul University and hundreds of research essays. He has also held membership of different councils such as the [Kabul] University Academic Council, High Council for the Protection of the Islamic System of Afghanistan, Cultural Council of the Ministry of Information and Culture, etc.

Biography of Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatemi, Minister of Public Health

Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatemi was born on 15 January 1952 in Nangarhar province. In 1347, he graduated from Habibya High School and obtained his MD degree in medicine from the Medical Faculty of Nangarhar University. He has also participated in the higher training program at Bonn University, and obtained an STD degree from the Karachi Public Administration Institute and a certificate in medical care in developing countries and ‘new medical policy tracks for develping countries’ from Boston University in 1995.
Mr. Fatemi has worked as a general physician in Badakhshan, teacher at the Kamel Public Health Institute and member of the Medical Training Department, founder and director of IRC educational program, founder and director of the educational and training programs of Ittihad-e Islami Mujahideen [Sayyaf ?], member of the advisory and executive council of the Ministry of Public Health in the interim Mujahideen government, Deputy Minister of Public Health, First Deputy Minister of Public Health, and from 1993-1995 as Minister of Public Health.
Mr. Fatemi has also worked as temporary advisor to WHO in Geneva and the Mediterranean region, permanent advisor to WHO for the Eastern Mediterranean region, as member of the WHO Executive Board from 1992-1994, as member of the Executive Board of the Medical Services Development Organization for Afghanistan and member of the gynecology hospital for Afghan refugees. He is also a member of the Order of Good Time in Canada. Mr. Fatemi has participated in various academic conferences and has published books on medical care, correct and incorrect use of modern drugs and first aide.

Biography of Sayed Makhdoom Rahin, Minister of Information and Culture

Dr. Rahin was born in Kabul in 1325. Following the completion of his education in Afghanistan, he travelled to Tehran for the purpose of obtaining his MA and Doctorate degrees. He obtained his doctorate in Dari literature from Tehran University in 1352. He worked as a professor at Kabul University after his return to the country. Later, he served as Dirctor of the Culture and Arts Department at the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Dr. Rahin was a member of the Constitutional Drafting Commission during the Daud Khan’s presidency. He was a participant in the Loya Jirga of 1356. He immigrated to Pakistan after the Saur Revolution.
He served as Special Advisor in the Interim Government of Hazrat Mojadedi. A contemporary poet and prominent writer, Dr. Rahin has conducted research in the field Islamic Culture, Literature, Hisotry and Rule. In 1377, Dr. Rahin was accepted as a member of the Executive Committee of the Loya Jirga in Rome, and from then on participated in all the activities related to the Loya Jirga until the convening of the Bonn Conference. He also continued his work as Chairman of the Peace and Democracy Association for Afghanistan and participated in several gatherings. Dr. Rahin was appointed Minister of Information and Culture during the Interim Authority, and was elected Chairman of the Kabul Citizens’ Council in September 2003. At the request of the President (Karzai), Father of the Nation awarded him the the Service Medal for his work in the area of freedom of expression and culture.

Biography of Mir Mohammad Sediq, Minsiter of Mines and Industries

Mir Mohammad Sediq son of Ghulam Sakhi Khan was born on 20 September 1945 in Shaikhan village of Mirbachakot district, Kabul province. Following primary and secondary education, he obtained his BA degree in engineering from Tennesse-Nokisville University in the United States in 1971. He also earned his PhD from the same university. He speaks Darin, Pashtu, Arabic, Urdu and English. He is a member of the Engineers Union of America. He has work experience in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Puerto Rico and the United States. He has been working in the field of engineering since 1975.