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Biography of Mr. Shamim Khan Katwazi, General Director of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance

Mr. Shamim Khan Katawazai was one of the young people in the political arena who has been consistently influential based on his leadership and activities in the political and social arenas.

He was born on July 7, 1980, in Zarghun district of Paktika province.

Mr. Katawazai received his first master’s degree from Kabul University in the field of Pashto literature and his second master’s degree in 2017 in the field of management and leadership.

During his education, he was active in the social and cultural fields, as well as leading various departments such as elections, media and business.

Mr. Katawazai was appointed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in June 2015 as the President’s Advisor on Youth Affairs.

During the mentioned responsibility for cohesion, job creation, and addressing the problems of the youth, he worked closely with the high official of the presidency. it placed.

Shamim Khan Katawazai was one of the founders of the Youth Parliament in Afghanistan, which sought to guide and train young political leaders in all provinces, especially in remote areas.

In view of Mr. Katawazai’s influence and achievements, he was appointed Governor of Paktia on June 26, 2017 by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

Mr. Katawazai shone as a young politician in the governorate of Paktia, where he was appointed by the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on June 17, 2020, as the General Director of the Independent Directorate of Local Government.

As the head of this office, he also became a member of the Cabinet and the National Security Council and cooperates with the leadership of the government and the government in all relevant matters and important issues.

Shamim Khan Katawazai has traveled to various countries to attend official conferences and gatherings.

As a young leader in Afghan politics, civil society and ethnic structures, he has a large population.

Mr. Katawazai believes and fights for peace and democracy, human rights, women’s empowerment, and good governance inside and outside Afghanistan.