Afghan Biographies

Esar, Naheed Mrs.


Name Esar, Naheed Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1989
Function/Grade Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Political Researcher and Writer (2015-20170623)
Director Asset Registration and Verification Office (ARVO) of the High Office of Anti-Corruption (HOAC) (20180923)
Deputy Director of Government Affaires Administrative Office of the President (AOP) (20180215)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for management and resources (20190824)

3. Biodata:
Mrs. Naheed Esar Malikzai was born 1989 and hails from Jalalabad, Nangahar Province. At four months old, she and her family were forced to flee to Pakistan, where they lived in a refugee camp. In 1999, she moved back to her native country and studied in an underground school in Herat Province. Esar helped her mother run an illegal school in Taliban time. She was a Fulbright student. Naheed successfully graduatied from the University of Arkansas as a Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree in cultural anthropology.  (2012-2014)

Nahid is a women's rights activist. She has completed a longitudinal research project on the lives of widows in Kabul and, as a result, has founded a “Widows Association” to help the many women who have struggled with loss from decades of strife in Afghanistan.

She speaks Pashtu, Urdu and English

Last Modified 2019-11-07
Established 2019-08-24