Afghan Biographies

Haqqani, Najibullah Maulavi

Name Haqqani, Najibullah Maulavi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Minister of Communication acting
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT):
Masoom Stanakzai,
Acting Minister  Eng. Amirzai Sangeen ,
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen nominated again 20120215
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen Minister of Communication and Information Technology (20120305-20140930)
Eng. Amirzai Sangeen Acting Minister of Communication and Information Technology (20141001)
acting Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Hessamudin Hessam (20141209)
Abdul Razaq Wahidi (20150418, 20161115 impeached)
Shahzad Gul Aryoubi Shahzad Gul Aryobee (20170807, 20171204 confirmed - 20190523)
Mohammad Fahim Hashemi (20190524, 20200831)

Nesar Ahmad Ghoryani  (20200831, 20201121)
Mawlawi Najibullah Haqqani Hidayatullah (20210709)

Deputy Minister Finance and Administration F&A:
Wahabuddin Sadaat Sadat (20130226) Syed Ahmad Shah Sadaat has quit as deputy minister of information technology (20180625)
Eng. Baryalai Hesam Baryalai Hassam Baryali Hesam (20111031, 20130226, 20150119)
Mohammad Ajmal Marjan (20150502)

Professor Dr Hadi Hedayati (20191104)

Director internal audit in the ministry of telecommunications and information technology:
Mohammad Omar Arian (20190501) had hired two Uzbekistan women for the purpose of prostitution with the help of a pimp identified as Sanjiv.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT):

Nasrat Rahimi (20150824 resigned)
MICT spokesman: Yaseen Samim (20160115)


Afghan Telecom
Incorporated under Afghan Law (June 2005), Afghan Telecom is 100% owned by the MCIT.

Postal administration in the MCIT (Jan. 2008)
Head: Mohammad Yasin Rahmati (20110319)


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of Afghanistan (ATRA) within the framework of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established according to the Telecommunication Law in 2006.
Head: Ibrahim Muhammad Abbsasi (2010)

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has signed contracts with cellcos MTN Afghanistan and Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) to extend coverage to unserved communities. The contracts are worth a total of AFN365 million (USD4.2 million) and cover the deployment of mobile networks in 33 remote areas of the Kandahar, Nuristan, Badakhshan, Uruzgan, Zabul, Kunar, Nangarhar and Kabul provinces.(20230622)

2. Previous Function:
Deputy Minister of Public Works of former Taliban regime

Deputy Minister of Finance

Member of the Taliban Council in the Kunar Province, May 2007.
Minister of Communication (20210907) acting

Deputy Minister:
Maulvi Saifuddin Tayeb (20211122)

3. Biodata:
Maulavi Najibullah Haqqani Hidayatullah was born 1971 in Moni village, Shigal District, Kunar Province. He is a cousin of Noor Jalal Gul Jan.

Last Modified 2023-06-22
Established 2021-09-08