President Ghani appoints Hafizullah Hashimi as IEC commissioner

Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:33 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 955 times

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed Syed Hafizullah Hashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member, an official said.


A source in the Chief Executive Office revealed to Pajhwok Afghan News Hashimi’s appointment as IEC member was made yesterday after thorough consultations among the stakeholders.

Three days back, the selection committee proposed the names of Hashimi, Abdul Qadir Zazai and Awal Rahman Rodwal to the president one of them had to be selected for the job.

Hashimi refused to comment on his appointment.

Other candidate for the slot, Abdul Qadir Zazia, confirmed on his Facebook account that Hashimi had been appointed to the vacant IEC post.

He said: “The selection process for the position has been conducted in a transparent manner and I am satisfied. We are grateful to the President Ghani for appointing Syed Hafizullah Hashimi as a leadership member of the IEC.”

Hashimi, a 47-year-old resident of the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province, has headed the Meshrano Jirga Secretariat, the United Nations Office in Kabul and the transport section of the Cabinet Secretariat.

A graduate from the Kabul Mechanical School, he received higher education at Nangarhar University’s engineering faculty. However, he could not complete the course as a result of migration.   

He received the bachelor’s degree from the Washington D1 University before doing master in BBA. Hashimi can fluently speak Pashto, Dari, Arabic and English languages.


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