Afghan Biographies

Muradi, Masooda Mrs.


Name Muradi, Masooda Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1979
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Daikundi
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Mohammad Sarwar Danseh,
Abdol Hayy Ne’mati, Mohammad Yusof,
Mohammad Ali Sedaqat (20040414),
Eng. Asadullah, Falah, Ezatullah Wassefi (200505),
Jan Mohammed Akbari (200506),
Qurban Ali Urozgani in Daikondi Daikundi Daykundi (20060726, 20101114, 2012)),
Acting Governor Syed Zamin (20101209)
Abdul Haq Shafaq (20130505-20150604)
Mrs Masoods Muradi (20150605)

Department of Public Health Director:
Dr. Zafar Ali (20110824)

Women’s Affairs Director:
Mrs. Hawa Rezaee, Mrs. Habiba Shujayee Zakia Rezayee, Zakia Razai (20120917, 20130119, 20140129, 20150916)

Traffic Department Head:
Lt Col Rohullah (20110813)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief for Daikundi:
Jawad Dadgar (20130131)


2. Previous Functions:
Provincial Governor Daikundi (20150605)

3. Biodata:
Mrs. Masooma Muradi Masuma Muradi was born 1979 and hails from Kandahar Province. She was a nominee for commissioner post of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) (20130729). Barely a year after President Ashraf Ghani appointed Muradi, her job hangs by a thread, with growing calls for her ouster from religious conservatives and opponents. It highlights the travails of being the only woman in an overwhelmingly male preserve. Protests erupted even before she arrived in Daikundi, with political opponents — almost all men — pillorying her lack of governance experience.(20160801)

Masooma Muradi, who is currently Afghanistan’s only woman governor, claims that her work is hampered by a highly-critical media that has gone to extremes to discredit her – including through innuendo on Facebook and by secret taping of private discussions, including those of her husband. (20170920)

She is a mother of two children.

Muradi speaks Dari.

Last Modified 2017-09-20
Established 2015-06-05