Afghan Biographies

Batash, Mohammadullah Dr.

Name Batash, Mohammadullah Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1961
Function/Grade Minister of Transport and Aviation acting
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Transportation and Civil Aviation:
Abdul Rahman (20020211 killed),
Dr. Enayatullah Qasemi (Ghazni 2005),
Gul Hussain Ahmadi (not confirmed by Wolesi Jirga 2006,
Engineer Nehmatullah Niamatullah Ehsan Javid (2006),
Hamidullah Qaderi (2008),
Dr. Omar Zakhiwal Zakhaiwal (2008),
acting-transport minister, Raz Mohammad Elmi (2009),
Hamidullah Farooqi (20090317),
Daud Ali Najafi (acting Minister 20101009 and nominated again (20120215)
Daud Ali Najafi Minister of Transport  and Civil Aviation (20120305 - 20140930)
Daud Ali Najafi acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Transport Ghulam Ali Rasukh (20141209)
Minister of Transport and Aviation (20150418, 20161113 impeached and acting)
Mohammad Hamid Tumasi Hamid Tahmasi Mohammad Hamid Tahmasi appointed as the minister-designate (20170725), 20171102) and head of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA), Mohammad Shah Habibi (20171102)

Deputy Ministers:
Technical and Operations: Cptn. Said Mehdi Saidi, Saeedi (20110313, 20110415)
Planning and Policy: Mohammad Aminullah Batash (20110313)
Administration and Ressources: Ghulam Ali Rasikh (20110313)
Deputy Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Hamid Zahir (20120704)
Deputy minister, Raz Mohammad Ilmi, and deputy minister of transport, Abdul Hafiz, were arrested over allegations of corruption (20170712)

Spokesman Transport and Aviation Ministry:
Nangyalay Qalatwal (20110326,20120204, 20150525)
Hekmatullah Qawanj (20171015)

Chief of the external affairs at the ministry of transportation:
Mrs. Yalda Natiq (20121031)

2.Previous Functions:
Dean of the Journalism Faculty in the 80s,
Adviser to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs from 2005-2008,
Adviser to IDLG (2008-2010)
Member of the Special Advisory Board on Senior Appointments,
Secretary of the Jombesh General Council from 2003-2005,
Ex-Minister designate of Transport and Aviation 2009 acting 2010,
Ministry of Transport and Aviation Deputy Planning and Policy (20100118),
Provincial Governor Faryab (20120920-20150417)
Minister of Transport and Aviation (20150418, 20161113 impeached and acting)

3. Biodata:
batash_mohammadullahAbdullah Botash Batash is the son of Al-haj Bori, he was born in 1961 in the Batash village (other sources Durman village) of the Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province. He completed primary and secondary education in his native district in 1978. He earned Master's Degree from a Moscow university in Russia in 1985. Batash served at the Faculties of History, Journalism and Social Science Institute of the Kabul University. He received a Doctorate in Social Sciences in Russia and served as advisor to the Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs from 1995 to 2005 and secretary of Junbish-i-Milli. He served the LGCG as advisor on provincial councils and parliamentary affairs. Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Dr. Muhammadullah Batash (20091219), is from Kunduz and is backed by Rabbani.

A group of insurgents attacked a vehicular convoy carrying Abdullah Batash on 20121226. The gun attack took place in the evening when the motorcade of Mohammadullah Batash was passing through the Patah Babai area in Daulatabad district. The convoy was traveling from Maimana to Andkhowi district. He was confirmed as Minister by Wolesi Jirga. (20150418)

Wolesi Jirga members sacked Ministers of Education Assadullah Hanif Balkhi and Transportation and Civil Aviation, Mohammadullah Batash in their absence with the majority of vote.(20161113)

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