Habiba Sarobi: First Ever-Female Provincial
On March 3, 2005, President Hamid Karzai appointed
Afghanistan's first ever-female provincial governor.
Governor Habiba Sorabi assumed her post as governor of
central Bamiyan Province on March 23, 2005. Habiba
Sarobi previously served as Minister for Women’s
Affairs. Her appointment is part of a national
initiative to promote women to positions of power.