Head of the Union of Afghan Journalists,
Acting Chairman of the independent commission for Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) (2007),
Minister designate Higher Education - Dr. Muhammad Hashim Esmatullahi (20100109) was not confirmed by Wolesi Jirga 20100116.
Dr. Muhammad Hashim Esmatullahi Esmat Elahi, son of Faqirullah, was born in 1955 in Kabul. He received early education at the Naderia High School in 1975 and graduated from the Literature Department of Kabul University in1979. He obtained a Masters degree from Tabatabai University in Tehran and did MA in Journalism. He has been a lecturer at the Journalism Department of Kabul University since 2004. He also has been responsible for appointments to high government posts for the last two years as a member on the presidential consultation board. He also heads the Union of Afghan Journalists. Dr. Muhammad Hashim Esmatullahi professor at Journalism is a head of one of the two afghan journalist unions (20090308).
He can speak Dari, Pashto and English.