Afghan Biographies

Mansoori, Jarullah

Name Mansoori, Jarullah
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1978
Function/Grade Ex Minister
History and Biodata

Jarullah Mansoori
Phone: +93(0)799 302 284

2. Previous Functions Jarullah Mansoori:
Advisor to the Ministry of Justice (2002),
Special advisor to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in (2006),
Legal Advisor and chief of staff, National Environmental Protection Agency (2007)
First deputy at the National Environment Protection Agency NEPA (2008),
Minister Rural Rehabilitation and Development MRRD (2010- 20120305),

3. Biodata:
mansoori_jarullahJarullah Mansoori Mansouri Mansur iMansuri Mansouri Mansoory, born in 1978 in Rostaq district of Takhar province, received secondary education in Peshawar, Pakistan. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the Economic Faculty of the International Islamic University in Islamabad. He is now working on his Masters in Political Science and International Relations from the same university.

According to three documents seen by the The Guardian, Jarullah Mansoory, the nominee for the minister of rural rehabilitation and development (MRRD), is 31 years old – three years short of the constitutional requirement. One document is a scan of Mansoory's own passport, which says he was born on 1 July 1978 – a date confirmed by a copy of his national identity card. A third document, an application for a course run by the International Atomic Energy Agency signed by Mansoory himself in summer 2009, also has the same date of birth. Eng Abdul Rahim the unsuccessful candidate for Refugee Affairs is Mansoori's uncle.

Mansoori received enough votes in Wolesi Jirga because of the political patronage he enjoys from Vicepresident Mohammad Qasim Fahim (113 for, 102 against, 6 blank, 1 invalid). However, Mansoori was confirmed by Wolesi Jirga as Minister MRRD on 20100116.

Observers and foreign aid experts were shocked when Mansoori, a relatively young and inexperienced man, was put forward for the position of MRRD, saying the ministry required a more seasoned technocrat. The manipulation of his age - he is 31 years old – three years short of the constitutional requirement - is no good omen for the future of MRRD. Mansoory is himself a second-best choice after Wais Barmak was earlier rejected for the post. Once a backwater, in 2009 the ministry has been basking in the limelight from international donors increasingly looking for ways to kick start Afghanistan's primarily agricultural economic base.

He can speak Dari, Pashto, English, Arabic and Urdu.

Last Modified 2012-03-05
Established 2010-01-09