ABOUT THE MINISTER
The Directorate of the Special Pen (the Office of the Secretariat)was the first component of the Ministry of Justice which was working to ensure relations between Ministry of Justice and other ministries, independent departments, institutions and governmental and non-governmental organizations.
In Sunbula 1363, during the government of President Babrak Karmal, the leadership of the Ministry of Justice decided to create a new post (of the so-called 5th Rank) under the title of “Confidential Documents Officer” within theDirectorate of the Special Pen. The Confidential Documents Officer was responsible to organize and follow up documents, decisions of government and the Council of Ministers, and special official letters. Mr. Mohammad Kabir was appointed as the first Confidential Document Officer to carry out the following duties:
Based on the need of the time, Directorate of Documents and relations and Directorate of Correspondence established are also added to this Directorate.
Finally, in 1371 during the government of Mujahiddin it was further expanded and promoted to Department of Correspondence. Mr Baz Mohammad Khan was appointed as the first head of this Department. That department was comprised of three directorates (general directorate of documents and relations, general directorate of the special pen and directorate of foreign relations). All three of these directorates were functioning within this single department. In 1375 during Taliban regime, a fourth component, the General Directorate of Applications was also added to this department and functioned up to the year 1384.
However, in 1385, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reformed the entire Directorate of Correspondence into today’s Office of the Minister. At that time, Mr. Jamal Khan was appointed as the head of this department and has been working very successfully and sufficiently in this Office since in an effort to improve the Office’s efficiency. One such change has been to reform the so-called “General Directorate of the Special Pen” into the “General Directorate of Documents and Relations” while removing entirely the foreign relation operations department.
And also Directorate of Media and Minister’s Spokesman are also essential components of Office of Minister.
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