Acting Minister's Biography



Biography of H.E Mobarez Rashidi, Acting Minister of Counter Narcotics


H.E. Mobarez Rashidi, son of Mohammad Azim, was born in 1350 Hijri in an intellectual and religious family in the capital of Sar-e-Pol province. He spent his childhood in the lap of his late father, who was a religious and an intellectual figure, and also a great mujahideen leader. He completed his primary and high school studies in Menhaj Seraj High School in Sar-E-Pol province. Minister Rashidi holds a PhD degree in Culture and Islamic studies from a university in Iran.

Minister Rashidi, a freedom of expression activist, was appointed Deputy Minister of Publication in the Ministry of Information and Culture by the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2007. He performed his duties for seven years with initiative and brought advances in the publication aspect of the MoIC, to strengthen freedom of expression, in respect to the Afghan constitution and Mass Media Law. His aim was to establish professional media, promote democracy and support human rights; in particular, women's rights in the country.

Mr. Rashidi published many articles in local media in the fields of philosophy, law, politics, jurisprudence, principles, religious affairs, democracy and presented a majority of them in methodical conferences and meetings.

Recently he was appointed as Acting Minister and Nominee for MCN through decree No. 5047 by the President of GoIRA, dated 08/08/1392. He received the vote of confidence on 26 December 26, 2013 from parliament to the nominated post.