Afghan Biographies

Abidy, Ajmal Obaid

Name Abidy, Ajmal Obaid
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1981
Function/Grade Deputy Head of National Directorate of Security NDS
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions Ajmal Obaid Abidi Ajmal Obaid Abedi:
Official in the Presidential Palace (2002-2004)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aria Television Network (2011)
Spokesman for Dr. Ghani during the 2008 President Election
Spokesman for President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (20150204-20150527)
Deputy Head of the Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) (20150527)

3. Biodata:
Ajmal Obaid Abidy Aimal Obaid Abidi was born 1981 in Afghanistan. He was appointed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as his new spokesman. He is a senior member of his campaign team

Abidi is the former founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arya Television Network. In 2011 Aria TV was launched as an exclusive channel for children and teenagers, to teach them about their civic rights and provide “Education through Entertainment.”  The target audience is preschoolers, school students, and out of school children, with the goal of developing their curiosity and creativity through animations, soap operas, feature movies, documentaries and TV spots. ARIA TV focuses on democracy promotion, sending the message that young people are Afghanistan’s hope for the future.  He was one of the senior member of the electoral team of Ghani.

According to the statement issued by President Ghani’s office Abidi was also one of top adivers of President Ghani and was a key strategist during the elections period. He led a nationwide civic education program for USAID and worked as media specialist for the Legal Awareness Program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In 2009, he contributed to Ashraf Ghani’s presidential campaign as spokesman and head of strategic communications.  Abidy served in the Office of Afghan President, where he facilitated a series of trainings on media, democracy, elections and human rights in Afghanistan and abroad from 2002 to 2004. In Pakistani exile he was the leader of an Afghan youth association in Peshawar.(20011019)

He speaks Pashto, Dari , English , Urdu , Tajik , Punjabi , Russian , Arabic


Last Modified 2015-10-02
Established 2015-02-05