Afghan Biographies

Mashal, Atif


Name Mashal, Atif
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ambassador to Pakistan
History and Biodata

1. Former Afghan Ambassadors to Islamabad:
Anwar Anwarzai (2080904)
Abdul Khaleq Farahi , Afghanistan's Ambassador-Designate to Pakistan was kidnapped on 20080921 by unidentified gunmen, who ambushed his car and shot dead his driver, in the north-western city of Peshawar, the police said.
Majnoon Gulab Zazai, Minister Counsellor and Charged Affairs, Deputy Head of Mission, acting Ambassador
(20091021, 2010, 2011)
Mohammad Omar Umar Daudzai (20110418-20130901)
Janan Mosazai (20131116-20151125)
Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal (20151126, 20160212-20180800 stepped down
Atif Mashal (20181001)

2. Previous Functions Shukrullah Atif Mashal:
Senior Communication Advisor at American University of Afghanistan (AUAF),
Director of Programs Planning at Administrative Office of the President,
Head of Kabul Eagles Cricket Team and Director of International Relation (IR),
Provincial Coordination and Local Government Administrative Office of the President,
ACB Afghan Cricket Board President Chairman (20161217-20181001)
Ambassadoe to Pakistan (20181001)

3. Biodata:
Shukrullah Atif Mashal Atif Mishal graduated from the American University of Kabul in Political Science and Public Administration. He has nearly 12 years working experience in management and leadership. He started his career as Special Assistant to Attorney General in Kabul. He was appointed as new Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for next five years, replacing Nasimullah Danish, following a decree issued by  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Atif Mashal will replace Omar Zakhilwal as Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan. Zakhilwal had stepped back as ambassador two months ago (Aug 2018), though his resignation was not accepted by the president.(20181001)

Last Modified 2018-10-01
Established 2016-12-17