Afghan Biographies

Marastyal, Muhammad Moeen Marastial Moin Mrastyal

Name Marastyal, Muhammad Moeen Marastial Moin Mrastyal
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1953
Function/Grade Ex-MP MNA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Former Deputy Minister of Education,
Professor at Kabul University,
Minister Counselor for Ministry of Interior (MoI),
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Kunduz

3. Biodata:
Marastial_MoeenAl-haj Pohanmal (Senior Lecturer) Muhammad Moeen Marastial Moin Mrastyal Marastyal was born 1953 and originally hails from Khanabad, Kunduz Province. He is a former Commander and studied in Australia and India.

He lived in Australia for six years where he got asylum and ran a partnership business there.

He returned to Afghanistan 2002. He was an independent candidate for Wolesi Jirga Elections 2005.

As a Deputy Chairman of the Wolesi Jirga Religious, Cultural, Education and Higher Education Affairs Committee, Moeen Marastial, resigned on November 12th, 2009. Marastial cited what he called an unprofessional approach and lack of law making knowledge of committee members as his rationale. “We have no major achievements during this legislative term. The committee members’ approach to their job is not professional,” Marastial said. “While the nation is waiting for us to approve laws, we are busy doing our own business. How can you expect a MP who does not know much about laws to work for the benefit of the public?” Despite his frustrations with the Committee, Marastial will continue to participate in Wolesi plenary sessions. “I will try to become member of another committee after winter recess. I will continue to participate in all Wolesi Jirga activities but the committee meetings.”

Moeen Marastial also mentioned to be a member of the 2009 provincial council for Kunduz, describes how the Taliban has made a comeback in his province, instituting its own system of justice and forcing poor farmers to pay a religious "tax." He blames government corruption for the problem. Moen Marastyal was a member of Karzai’s election 2009 campaign office.

He is fluent in Dari and English.

Last Modified 2015-01-05
Established 2009-10-12