Afghan Biographies

Hashimi, Sayed Hafizullah

Name Hashimi, Sayed Hafizullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1970
Function/Grade IEC Chief appointed 2018
History and Biodata

Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi,
Phone No: 070882222
2. Previous Functions Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi:

Manager of Archives, Pakistan. (1993) 

Manager in Mosharaf Qasam Arabi Hostel in addition to Educational Institute’s Deputy in Madeni Monawara Orphanage, Pakistan (1994-2002)
Logistic and Transportation in-charge in the General Secretariat and the constitution over- viewing Commission (2003)

General in-charge of Stock in General Secretariat and Election Commission of the Presidential Palace (2005)

Worked as Transportation Affairs Advisor in the General Department of Presidential Palace (2006)

Transport Director in Transportation Department of Presidential Palace (2009)

Director in Administrative and Finance Affairs Department of President’s Office (2010)

Deputy in Administrative and Financial Affairs of the Administration Affairs of Presidential Palace (2011)

Advisor in the General Department Office of the Administration Affairs of Parliament (2012) 

Secretary General (SG) in Upper House General Secretariat of Afghan Parliament (2012-2018)
IEC Chief 2018 (20180113)

3. Biodata:
Eng. Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi Sayed Hafizullah Hashemi, son of Sayed Abdulhaq Khan, was born 1970 into a devout and intellectual family in Myasahib village in the Alishang District of Laghman Province.  

He completed his primary education in Mehrabudeen School, Kabul, in 1983 after-which he joined Mechanical High School and graduated with  grade A, in 1987. In 1988, after passing ofthe university entrance exam, he gained admission into the Faculty of Engineering in Nangarhar University in Afghanistan.
After one year of studying, he was forced to leave the country and migrate to Pakistan due to Civil War. 

Whereupon he
subsequently enrolled in the Islamic Education Mahd-e-Ali college graduating in 1991. Continuing his education in the USA, he obtained his Business Administration (BBA) from Washington International University (2008). On 16 January 2018, Hashemi said  that he obtained his degree through a distance learning programme. Following Hashemi’s appointment als IEC member, social media was abuzz with comments that his education documents were allegedly fake. Social media activists in particular referred to his Bachelor’s degree, which, according to his biography on the Meshrano Jirga website, he obtained from Washington International University, a university that these activists claimed to be notorious for selling degrees.

Hashimi obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Khplwak University Kabul on his return to the country. According to the English version of his biography, he obtained his Master’s degree from Khpelwak University in Kabul, which does not exist. Hashemi said that this was a mistake by his (former) colleagues in the Meshrano Jirga, who had translated the name of Daneshgah-e Azad Islami (Islamic Free University) into Pashto. (“Khpelwak” means free or independent.).

Hashimi had also enrolled as a PhD candidate at Ferdawsi University in the Iranian city of Mashhad but that he had pulled out for logistical reasons.. 

Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi is married and is a father to two sons and three daughters.

He speaks Pashto, Dari, Arabic and English.

Last Modified 2018-01-20
Established 2018-01-13