Abdul Hamid Mubariz, veteran journalist and former deputy minister, dies at 92

Abdul Hamid Mubariz, a seasoned journalist and former deputy minister of information and culture, died at the age of 92, his family announced Sunday.

His daughter, Nilab Mubariz, reported his death occurred in Kabul.

Born in 1932, Mubariz had been residing in Paris, France, since 1989, earning a reputation as an intellectual, journalist and writer. After returning to Afghanistan from exile in 2002, he contributed as a freelance journalist and political analyst in Kabul.

Mubariz leaves behind three children.

He notably served as the head of the Afghanistan National Journalist Union (ANJU) and as a press officer for the South Asian Journalists Association in 2007.

In 2005, he also held the position of deputy minister of information and culture.