Afghan Biographies

Khawari, Masuma Mrs. Dr Masoma Khawri

Name Khawari, Masuma Mrs. Dr Masoma Khawri
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1985
Function/Grade Minister of Communication and IT
History and Biodata

Mrs. Dr. Masoma Khawri
Phone: 0793126898

1. Former Ministers of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT):
Masoom Stanakzai,
Acting Minister  Eng. Amirzai Sangeen ,
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen nominated again 20120215
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen Minister of Communication and Information Technology (20120305-20140930)
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen Acting Minister of Communication and Information Technology (20141001)
acting Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Hessamudin Hessam (20141209)
Abdul Razaq Wahidi (20150418, 20161115 impeached)
Shahzad Gul Aryoubi Shahzad Gul Aryobee (20170807, 20171204 confirmed - 20190523)
Mohammad Fahim Hashemi (20190524, 20200831)

Dr. Masooma Khawari , 20201121(20200831)

Deputy Minister Finance and Administration F&A:
Wahabuddin Sadaat Sadat (20130226) Syed Ahmad Shah Sadaat has quit as deputy minister of information technology (20180625)
Eng. Baryalai Hesam Baryalai Hassam Baryali Hesam (20111031, 20130226, 20150119)
Mohammad Ajmal Marjan (20150502)

Professor Dr Hadi Hedayati (20191104)
Director internal audit in the ministry of telecommunications and information technology:
Mohammad Omar Arian (20190501) had hired two Uzbekistan women for the purpose of prostitution with the help of a pimp identified as Sanjiv.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT):

Nasrat Rahimi (20150824 resigned)
MICT spokesman: Yaseen Samim (20160115)

Afghan Telecom
Incorporated under Afghan Law (June 2005), Afghan Telecom is 100% owned by the MCIT.

Postal administration in the MCIT (Jan. 2008)
Head: Mohammad Yasin Rahmati (20110319)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of Afghanistan (ATRA) within the framework of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established according to the Telecommunication Law in 2006.
Head: Ibrahim Muhammad Abbsasi (2010)

2. Previous Functions:

Advisor to the executive directorate of the ‎National Unity Government  (2013) ‎
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 - 2016 MP MNA Samangan (member and secretary of the ‎‎“Commission for Justice and Administrative Affairs, Administrative Reform and Combating ‎Administrative and Moral Corruption” in the parliament.)
Consultant to office of the Executive Directorate of the ‎National Unity Government (2019)
Minister of Communication and Information Technology (20201121)

3. Biodata:
Khwari_Dr_MasumaDr. Masoma Khawri Masoomeh Khavari, daughter of Juma Khan, was born in 1985 in Iran. Her family is originally from the Dara-e Suf Bala district in Samangan province. Khawri completed her primary education in 1992 and her secondary education in 2000 in Iran. She then enrolled in a professional school, where she studied art and graduated in 2002. Following, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Ankara University in Turkey in 2009. She ‎received her bachelor's degree in law and political science from Payame Noor University in ‎Kabul ‎2019‎. And is currently continuing  a master's degree in management.

During her time in Iran and in Turkey, Khawri participated in political and social activities. She founded the Afghan University Student’s Association, which explored the issues of Afghan students living in Turkey. Khawri has worked in various Turkish hospitals, including the Ibn-e-Sina hospital and the Medical University of Ankara. She returned to Afghanistan in 2009.

Dr. Masooma Khawri is close to Mohaqiq and Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Mardom Afghanistan.

Commission (2012): Women’s Affairs, Civil Society and Human Rights.

The only woman nominee Masooma Khawari was approved as minister of telecommunication and information technology with 154 votes in favor, 67 votes against and 25 unmarked votes.(20201121)

She is married and has one daughter.

Khawari speaks Dari, Pashtu, English and Turkish.

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