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BIOGRAPHY OF DIRECTOR GENERAL

Biography of MR. ABDUL MALIK QURAISHI

Director General Consular Affairs 

Abdul Malik Quraishi serves as Director General Consular Affairs MoFA since 24 Feb 2019. He served as Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Istanbul since July 21 2014 to 20 January 2018.  Prior to this assignment he was The Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from February 2009 to July 2014.  He served in the Office of National Security Council since June 2002. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Chief of Staff to National Security Advisor (NSA) and Director of Policy & Oversight at the Office of National Security Council in the President’s Office.  Prior to this position he served as the Deputy Director of Policy & Oversight from August 2004 to April 2006, Deputy Director of Central Assessment Group June 2003 to August 2004 and Special Assistant to NSA June 2002 to June 2003 in the Office of National Security Council.

In December 2001 He became the Secretary to H.E. Hamid Karzai the Chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan later he became Deputy UN Coordinator at the Chairman’s Office. Since 1996 he was actively involved in the political process known in the political circles as Rome Process (For the convening of Emergency Loya Jirga) to settle the Afghan problem through peaceful means in which the former President H.E. Hamid Karzai had a central role.  As one of the closest and active colleagues of H.E. Hamid Karzai during his time as a refugee in Quetta Pakistan he earned the trust and confidence of the elders and friends in this process. He has immense knowledge of his society as well as tribal culture, values, traditions and the experience in culturally sensitive environment. After the fall of the Taliban he returned to Afghanistan with H.E. Hamid Karzai, apart of the official positions he had he was also an active participant in the team for the preparation of Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002 and later in the Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ) December 2003.

Abdul Malik Quraishi was born on 15 January 1976 in Kandahar.  When he was graduated from high school the situation of the country forced him to  migrate to Pakistan and was settled in Quetta city of Balochistan. He got his Bachelor from Karachi University Pakistan in 1996.  He obtained his MA as well from Karachi University in 1998.
During this period he also worked with several NGOs which were busy in the reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in Afghanistan.
 During the last assignment in Istanbul he obtained second Master’s Degree in Global Affairs..

Abdul Malik Quraishi is fluent in Pashto, Dari, English, Urdu and Hindi.

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