Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

A Brief Biography of Her Excellency, Acting Minister of Mines & Petroleum

Mrs Ghazaal Habibyar-Safi D/O Bashirullah Habibyar was born in an enlightened family in Kabul. After graduation from school and obtaining her bachelor’s, Mrs. Habibyar-Safi did her Master’s in Business Administration from BARAC University of Bangladesh. She specialized in finance and accounting.

Awarded a scholarship in leadership, Mrs. Habibyar-Safi did her second Master’s in the field of economic and international development from the National University of Australia.  

Mrs. Ghazaal Habibyar-Safi has more than eight years work experience in various government offices. She started her career as Aid Coordinator for a UNDP-funded Project at the Ministry of Finance. Then, she was appointed as Director of Policy of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. She also served as Acting Deputy Minister for Policy of this Ministry. She contributed in the development of the National Mines Policy and 16 supplementary policies for the extractive industries. Then, Mrs. Habibyar-Safi joined the Ministry of Commerce and Industries as Policy Adviser. She also severed as Policy Adviser of the Ministry of Finance. She played a leading role in forming the development councils and in initiating the development of 12 national priority programs







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