Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Afghanistan)

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The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Pashto: د ترانسپورټ او ملکي هوايي چلند وزارت‎) is the Afghan Government Ministry in charge of the management of air and ground transportation, operation of airports and the national airline, as well as numerous other state owned enterprises engaged in the transport business.[1] As of 2013 the minister was Daoud Ali Najafi.

It is headquartered in Ansari Watt, Kabul.[2]

When, after the fall of the Taliban, the Bonn Conference installed an interim government for Afghanistan, the government had one minister for Transport and one minister for Civil Aviation & Tourism. In 2004, when after the Presidential Election the newly elected President Hamid Karzai his cabinet formed, the post of minister for Civil Aviation & Tourism was deleted. The minister of Transport became responsible for Civil Aviation and the Minister of Information and Culture became responsible for Tourism.

Ministers[edit]

Portofolio Name Term Notes
Civil Aviation & Tourism Abdul Rahman December 2001 - February 2002 Was assassinated in February 2002
Transportation Sultan Hamid Sultan December 2001 - June 2002
Civil Aviation & Tourism Zalmai Rassoul February 2002 - June 2002
Civil Aviation & Tourism Mirwais Sadiq June 2002 - March 2004 Was killed in March 2004 during an exchange of fire in Herat between his forces and those of Zahir Nayebzada
Transportation Sayed Mohammed Ali Jawad June 2002 - December 2004
Transportation & Civil Aviation Enayatullah Qasemi December 2004 - March 2006
Transportation & Civil Aviation Gul Hussein Ahmadi March 2006 - August 2006 Ahmadi did not receive the necessary confidence of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower house of the Afghan parliament.
Transportation & Civil Aviation Nimatullah Ehsan Javid August 2006 - March 2008 Was dismissed in part because of problems with the corruption-plagued national carrier, Ariana Airlines [3]
Transportation & Civil Aviation Hamidullah Qaderi March 2008 - November 2008 Was fired by president Karzai on the charge that Qaderi had mishandled preparations for 2008 Hajj travel
Transportation & Civil Aviation Omar Zakhilwal November 2008 - February 2009 Only acting minister
Transportation & Civil Aviation Hamidullah Farooqi February 2009 - January 2010
Transportation & Civil Aviation Mohammadullah Batash January 2010 - June 2010 Did not receive a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga, but after his successor also failed to receive a vote of confidence, Karzai appointed him as acting minister
Transportation & Civil Aviation Abdul Rahim Horas January 2010 - January 2010 Did not receive a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga
Transportation & Civil Aviation Daoud Ali Najafi June 2010 - March 2012 Did not receive a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga, but was subsequently named as acting minister
Transportation & Civil Aviation Daoud Ali Najafi March 2012 – Present Was again named by President Karzai and this time approved by the Afghan Parliament and therefore from March 2012 a formally approved minister

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation: The Ministry
  2. ^ "Home." Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. Retrieved on 30 April 2013. "Visiting: Ansari Watt Kabul, Afghanistan" - Persian: "انصاری وات کابل، افغانستان", Pashto: "انصاري واټ څلور لارې کابل – افغانستان"
  3. ^ News Blaze: Afghanistan Parliament Approves New Drugs Minister

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