Mohammad Rashad

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Muhammad Rashad Al Matini
Minister of Transportation
In office
2 August 2012 – 5 January 2012
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Galal Saeed
Succeeded by Hatem Abdel Latif
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent

Mohammad Rashad Al Matini is Egypt's former minister of transportation whose term lasted from 2 August 2012 to 17 November 2012.


Al Matini worked as a professor of civil engineering at Cairo University.[1] He also served as a consultant at different ministries related to his field of speciality.[2]

He was appointed minister of transportation in the Qandil cabinet on 2 August 2012,[3] replacing Galal Saeed.[4] It was the first governmental post of Al Matini who had no political affiliation.[5] On 17 November 2012, a train crashed with a school bus, killing more than 40 school-age children and injuring others in Assiut governorate. Upon this event, Al Matini submitted his resignation to President Mohammad Morsi. His resignation was accepted.[6] Rashad was replaced by Hatem Abdel Latif on 5 January 2012 in a cabinet reshuffle.[7]


  1. ^ "Egypt's newly appointed cabinet" (PDF). American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Egypt's government: It's time to get to know the ministers". Egypt Business. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Meet Hisham Qandil's new Egypt cabinet". Ahram Online. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Abdelazim, Walid (22 July 2012). "Corruption allegations against Ministry of Transportation". Daily News. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Enein, Ahmed Aboul (11 August 2012). "The insiders: ministry officials who finally got the big job". Daily News. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Egyptian school bus crashes with train, killing 50, transportation minister resigns". Xinhua. Cairo. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Egypt's cabinet reshuffle to see new interior, finance ministers". Ahram Online. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.