Ministry of Information and Culture (Afghanistan)

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The Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture is the Afghan Government Ministry in charge of Culture, Tourism, Publishing Affairs and Youth Affairs. The ministry is currently led by Minister of Economy Sayed Makhdoom Raheen.[1]


Prof Dr. Abdul Rahim Nevin (نوین) July 17, 1973- April 28, 1978 Dr. Nevin was appointed by President Daoud Khan as the first Information and Culture Minister of the Republic of Afghanistan.
Saeed Makhdoom Rahim December 2001 - March 2006
  • Founder of the Association for Peace and Democracy for Afghanistan (APDA)
  • Did not receive enough votes of confidence in the Afghan Parliament and had to resign
Abdul Karim Khoram March 2006 - January 2010
Sayed Makhdoom Raheen January 2010 – Present
  • Returned as Minister of Information and Culture after being Afghan Ambassador to India and this time received enough votes of confidence

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