Afghan Biographies

Mashal, Lotfolla Lotfullah


Name Mashal, Lotfolla Lotfullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade NDS Spokesman National Directorate of Security
History and Biodata

1. Former Spokesmen of Afghan National Security Directorate (NDS):
Seyd Ansari (20100419 - 20101222),
Lutfullah Mashal (20101222, 20140429 -  )

Deputy Spokesperson:
Shafiqullah Tahiri (20120604)

2. Previous Functions of Lutfullah Mashal:
Head of strategic communications unit of the Afghan National Security Council (2005),
Spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council (2007),
Governor Lagman Laghman (20080400-2009),
NDS Spokesman National Directorate of Security (20101222, 20140429 - )

3. Biodata:
mashal_lutfullahLutfullah Mashal son of Lal Gul Khan was born Dec 25, 1971 in the Shah Shaheed area of Kabul city. He graduated from the University of Peshawar in 1994 with a Master's Degree in English literature. From 2003 to 2005, Lutfullah served as a senior spokesperson and adviser in the Ministry of the Interior. After receiving a scholarship from Kent University, he moved to Britain where he obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science and International Relations. He is the author of several books in Pashto and English. Lutfullah Mashal once worked for The Christian Science Monitor as an interpreter, before joining the Afghan government (NDS) as a spokesman.(20120802)

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