Afghan Biographies

Mahdawi, Jafar Dr. Mehdawi

Name Mahdawi, Jafar Dr. Mehdawi
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1976
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Kabul
History and Biodata

Dr. Jafar Mahdawi
Phone: 0796199241

2. Previous Functions:
Advisor Ministry of Labour and Public Affairs (2006-2008)
Lecturer in Ghujestan Institute of Higher Education (2007)
Advisor Ministry of Education, Senior Expert Human Rights (2008)

3. Biodata:
mahdawi_jafar_drMahdawi, son of Qurban, was born 1976 in Lal War Sar Jangle district of Ghor province, but currently lives in Kabul's third district.  Mawdawi finished his primary and secondary education in Mashhad High School, Iran in 1997. He got his bachelor’s degree in Political Sociology in 1999. He holds a master’s degree in Political Thought from Tehran University, Iran. Most recently, Mahdawi completed his PhD in Political Sociology in 2005 at Tehran University.

 He has a PhD in sociology from Iran. He is a member of the Hizb Wahdat Mardom Afghanistan. Dr. Jafar Mahdawi bagged 6th most votes during Wolsesi Jirga Election 2010.

Mahdawi was involved in political and cultural activities while abroad. He served as founder, advisor and lecturer at the Gharjestan Private Institute of Higher Education; he also held the role of Editor-in-Chief and owner of the “Sorosh Millat” daily newspaper. He has advised and participated in the policy-making council of “Rah-e-Farda” Radio and Television station.

Commission (2012): International Relations.

Mahdawi has been affiliated with the “Reformist” group in parliament. He is linked to Harakat-e-Nejat Party in Kabul. (20210412)


He is married and has two children.

Mahdawi speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2021-04-12
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