Biography of Sharifa Zurmati, Member of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Sharifa Zurmati

Sharifa Zurmati, daughter of Mohammad Omar, was born in Zurmat district of Paktia province. He is now 52 years old and studied Pashto literature at the Professor Burhanauddin Rabbani Education University.
Ms. Zurmati is currently a member of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Ms. Zurmati's previous duties are as follows:
• Advisor to the President on Human Rights
• Commissioner of Independent Election Commission 
• Representative of the people in the 15th round of the Wolesi Jirga (Parliament) from Paktia province
• Advisor and spokesperson for the Ministry of Women's Affairs
• Consultant in the Department of Civil and Gender Institutions of the Wolesi Jirga
• Adviser on Women's Affairs, Civil Society Organizations and Communications in House of Elders (Me-shrano Jirga)
• Member of the Independent Commission for Conflict Resolution and Public Relations

Ms. Zurmati also has a background in media. She worked as a spokesperson and reporter for radio programs of Internews, a reporter and producer at Radio Parwana, a member of the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Socie-ty (IMPACS), a reporter and presenter for the Morning and Evening radio programs, and a reporter and presenter at National Radio Television Afghanistan. She has also worked as a reporter for Deutsche Welle (DW).
Ms. Zurmati participated in the Tokyo Conference as a representative of civil society organizations. He has been a member of the traditional Afghan Loya Jirga as well as a member and facilitator of the Peace Consultative Loya Jirga.
Ms. Zurmati has the membership the Advisory Board of the Federation of Civil Society Institutions, the Afghan Coordination Against Corruption (AFCAC), the Advocacy Group for Women in Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) and the Advisory Board of the Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan (NAI), in her career.