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 Table of Contents

 

                                                                                               

 

  1. Summary Biography of Professor Hazrat Sebgatullah Mojadeddi
  2. Summary Biography of Sayed Hamed Gailani
  3. Summary Biography of Dr. Borhanullah Shinwari
  4. Summary Biography of “Poehiali” Aminuddin Mozafari
  5. Summary Biography of Abdul Khaliq Hussaini
  6. Summary Biography of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim
  7. Summary Biography of Ahmadshah Ramazan
  8. Summary Biography of Maolawy Arsalan Rahmani
  9. Summary Biography of Bakhtar Aminzai
  10. Summary Biography of Bilqis Kochi
  11. Summary Biography of Torday Akhon
  12. Summary Biography of Qazi Soraya Ahmadyar
  13. Summary Biography of “Pohanmal” Homayrah Nemati
  14. Summary Biography of Hyatullah
  15. Summary Biography of Haji Khadim Hussain Khodayar
  16. Summary Biography of Khan Mohammad Khagy
  17. Summary Biography of Khadija Husseini
  18. Summary Biography of Haji Khairo Jan
  19. Summary Biography of Haji Raz Muhammad
  20. Summary Biography of Roshan Arah Alkozai
  21. Summary Biography of Ryda Azimi
  22. Summary Biography of Dr. Zalmay
  23. Summary Biography of Sarah Sorkhabi
  24. Summary Biography of Haji Sakhy Moshwani
  25. Summary Biography of Amer Sahedullah
  26. Summary Biography of Qazi Sahedullah Aboaman
  27. Summary Biography of Peer Sayed Ibrahim Gylani
  28. Summary Biography of Sultan Jan Khaksar
  29. Summary Biography of Al-Haj Suliman Yari
  30. Summary Biography of Samih Jan Shirzada
  31. Summary Biography of Sohilah Sharifi
  32. Summary Biography of Sayed Hamed Agha
  33. Summary Biography of Haji Sayed Dawood Nasseri
  34. Summary Biography of Sayed Saleh Muhammad Saleh
  35. Summary Biography of Abdul Basir Ahmadi
  36. Summary Biography of Haji Mullah Sayed Muhammad Akhund
  37. Summary Biography of Sayed Muhammad Mohsen
  38. Summary Biography of Dr. Shah Bi Bi
  39. Summary Biography of Wakeel Shah Nawaz
  40. Summary Biography of Al-Haj Mullah Sheer Mohammad Akhundzada
  41. Summary Biography of Haji Sheer Muhammad Nooristani
  42. Summary Biography of Haji Sabir Khan
  43. Summary Biography of Sediqah Balkhi
  44. Summary Biography of Safar Muhammad Kakar
  45. Summary Biography of Tayba Zahedi
  46. Summary Biography of Hallya Qazizada Qardash
  47. Summary Biography of Ebadullah Naqshbandi
  48. Summary Biography of Dr. Abdulahmad Zahdi
  49. Summary Biography of Abdul Baqi Baryal
  50. Summary Biography of Maolawy Abdul Hafiz Zahir
  51. Summary Biography of Haji Abdul Hameed Aimaq
  52. Summary Biography of Qazi Abdul Hay Khadim
  53. Summary Biography of Maolana AbdulRahman Hakimi
  54. Summary Biography of Abdul Satar
  55. Summary Biography of Ostad Abdul Sabor Farid
  56. Summary Biography of Abdul Qader Dostum
  57. Summary Biography of “Pohand” Abdullah Haqani
  58. Summary Biography of Abdul Wali Ahmadzai
  59. Summary Biography of Attahullah
  60. Summary Biography of Abdul Wahed Karizwal
  61. Summary Biography of Ghulam Farooq Farahi
  62. Summary Biography of Fazel Karim Mohammadi
  63. Summary Biography of Haji Faqeer Muhammad
  64. Summary Biography of Qurban Ali Orfani
  65. Summary Biography of Qamer Khosti
  66. Summary Biography of Kubra Aman
  67. Summary Biography of Kubra Mostafawoi
  68. Summary Biography of Gongarem
  69. Summary Biography of Haji Mahbob Khan
  70. Summary Biography of “Pohanwal” Mahboba Hoqoqmal
  71. Summary Biography of Mohtrama Habibi
  72. Summary Biography of Moslema Hussaini
  73. Summary Biography of Muhammad Afzal Ahmadzai
  74. Summary Biography of Muhammad Akbar Wahedat
  75. Summary Biography of Muhammad Anwar Muradi
  76. Summary Biography of Muhammad Baqir Sharifi
  77. Summary Biography of Muhammad Hassan Hotak
  78. Summary Biography of Muhammad Hassan Qazizada
  79. Summary Biography of Muhammad Hanif Hanifi
  80. Summary Biography of Muhammad Rangin Moshkwani
  81. Summary Biography of Dr. Muhammad Zaman Mohebi Bahlol
  82. Summary Biography of Eng. Muhammad Harif Sarwari
  83. Summary Biography of Al-Haj Muhammad Halam Eizedyar
  84. Summary Biography of Muhammad Omar Shirzad
  85. Summary Biography of Al-Haj Dr. Muhammad Omar Asim
  86. Summary Biography of Muhammad Eysa Khan Shinwari
  87. Summary Biography of Muhammad Kabir Marzban
  88. Summary Biography of Muhammad Naser Attahy
  89. Summary Biography of Eng. Muhammad Hashim Ortaq
  90. Summary Biography of Muhammad Yunos Sheerin Agha
  91. Summary Biography of Khwaja Mahmmood Rashed
  92. Summary Biography of Mokaram Khan Nasseri
  93. Summary Biography of Mirbat Khan Mangal
  94. Summary Biography of Najeebah Hussaini
  95. Summary Biography of Najeebah Rokhshani Balooch
  96. Summary Biography of Nasereen Parsah
  97. Summary Biography of Haji Nazar Muhammad
  98. Summary Biography of Nafas Gul Khedmat
  99. Summary Biography of Bi Bi Haji Nafisa Sultani
  100. Summary Biography of Noorullah Mehmar
  101. Summary Biography of Kafeel Noor Muhammad
  102. Summary Biography of Haji Wakeel Muhammad Laiq
  103. Summary Biography of Hedayetullah Rehay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

The Meshrano Jirga of the National Assembly of Afghanistan consists of 102 members. Two-thirds were elected indirectly through Provincial Councils (one-third representing the Provincial Councils and one-third representing the District Councils) and one-third were appointed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

The following summary biographies of the Meshrano Jirga Members contain brief professional and personal information. The biographies were prepared and submitted in writing by the Members of the Meshrano Jirga.

 

The biographies of the Administrative Board appear first, followed by the biographies of the other Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This volume was prepared by the Department of Information and Public Relations of the Meshrano Jirga with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme, Support for the Establishment of the Afghan Legislature (SEAL) Project. It has also been published in Dari and Pashto.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Professor Hazrat Sebghatullah Mojadeddi

Speaker, Meshrano Jirga

Mobile: 0799 349 276

 

Professor Hazrat Sebghatullah Mojadeddi, son of Hazrat Mia Muhammad Masoom Mojadeddi, was born in 1927 in Kabul to a scholarly and spiritual family following the line of descent of Hazrat progeny of Imam Rabani, Harif Samadani and Mojadad Alif Sani. After completing his secondary education at Habibia High School and learning the principles of Islamic science from elite scholars in Afghanistan, Sen. Mojadeddi pursued his higher education at Al Azhar University in Cairo in Islamic rights and jurisprudence. He received a master's degree, achieving the level of sharaf in Arabic.

 

After returning home in 1952, Senator Mojadeddi declined a government post and instead accepted teaching posts at Kabul University, the Teacher Training Institute and the Arabic Academy of Kabul.

 

As a competent educator, capable missionary, sincere promoter and supporter of justice and rights, Sen. Mojadeddi stressed the need for fundamental change and political and social reforms in Afghan society through teaching Islamic politics and social justice at Kabul University.

 

His reputation and the respect he earned in youth and intellectual and educational circles solidified his position in the struggle against a Communist ideology emerging among certain youth. The Soviets, who were determined to spread Communism in Afghanistan, resented these efforts. By a joint conspiracy of the two autocratic regimes, Sen. Mojadeddi was accused and subsequently jailed for conducting activities against Soviet Premier Nikolai Khrushchev who was invited to Kabul by Sardar Muhammad Dawoud Khan. He was jailed for four years and eight months. Despite the extreme constraints, he managed to continue his struggle from prison.

 

Sen. Mojadeddi, by then a prominent Islamic and political figure, established the Islamic Movement of Jamiat ul-Ulema Muhammadi in 1972. This movement raised national awareness about Communism and the conspiracies of its followers, and mobilized various groups of Afghans against that ideology.

 

After the coup against Sardar Dawoud Khan, Sen. Mojadeddi traveled to Saudi Arabia and Denmark. He established an Islamic Cultural Center in Scandinavia in addition to seven mosques in Denmark and one in Oslo.

 

In 1978, President Taraki, the first Communist ruler, was brought to power by the National Democratic Party of Afghanistan through a bloody coup. This sad and unfortunate incident propelled Prof. Mojadeddi to take immediate action to free Afghanistan from the claws of Communism. Within the first 10 days of the coup, he went to Pakistan and laid the foundation for a resistance front. He then embarked on a visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with a number of Afghan religious and political leaders. He returned to Pakistan and established the National Rescue Front of Afghanistan.

 

Like his glorious grandfather who waged jihad against British imperial designs, Sen. Mojadeddi pursued his jihad against Communism and strengthened the foundation of resistance. Taking into consideration his family mission, as well as his roles as a religious and national leader, Sen. Mojadeddi was among the first Afghan leaders to declared jihad against the Communist regime, which was established through Soviet support. The declaration of a national uprising against Communism took place in March 1978 and was supported by a significant portion of the Afghan people.

 

During the years of jihad, Sen. Mojadeddi made considerable efforts to maintain unity among the mujahideen. Because of his special status and extensive credibility, he was elected as leader of the Islamic Union of the Mujahideen. He served as the leader of this tripartite unity forum until its dissolution. Sen. Mojadeddi was recognized as a moderate leader who respected international values, including the importance of dialogue and discourse. He traveled to a number of countries, where he met with world leaders to discuss and exchange views on various issues related to Afghanistan. He has always been a prominent political figure in, and great supporter of, Afghanistan.

 

Prof. Mojadeddi was elected as the first President of the Transitional Government of Afghanistan by the Afghanistan Consultative Shurah held in Rawalpindi in 1989 comprising mujahideen figures and Afghan scholars from across the world. His election in a gathering of 454 Afghans from different parts of Afghanistan signifies the reputation and fondness he enjoyed among the mujahid nation of Afghanistan. Prof. Mojadeddi served as the President of Transitional Islamic Government of Afghanistan for three years.  Mujahideen leaders renewed their trust in his Excellency and re-elected him as President of the Islamic Government of the Mujahideen in a historical agreement signed on March 4, 1995. Sen. Mojadeddi left for Kabul on March 8, 1995 to lay the foundation of the Islamic state and wrest power from the defeated Communist regime. Prof. Mojadeddi, who is known internationally and has national support, managed to unify the war-torn country and orient it towards the path of national unity and stability.

 

As a great leader who values the principle of progress and who is committed to his country, he handed power over to the Mujahideen Leaders Assembly on May 8, 1996 after two months into his term. Contemporary Afghan history has never experienced such an orderly and peaceful transition of power. As a result of his keen sense of the misery among Afghans and the internal conflict between the mujahideen, Prof. Mojadeddi worked actively to remove the problems to reach unity and consensuses. Supported by Peer Sayed Ahmad Gailani, Prof. Mojadeddi managed to prepare a program and action plan for national peace and unity in Afghanistan in January 1999. Based on his personal principles and fundamental beliefs, and in order to bring peace and security, Prof. Mojadeddi actively participated in peace initiatives including the Rome and Cypress processes. He was one of the first Afghan leaders to condemn the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Based on Islamic principles, Prof. Mojadeddi  explicitly and strongly condemned any kind of terrorist acts. On the other hand, when observing the extensive bombardment of Afghan villages by U.S. forces, Prof. Mojadeddi again was among the first Afghan leaders to condemn their actions. He wrote an open letter to President George W. Bush to express his protest.

 

With the convening of the Constitutional Loya Jirga in January 2003, the Afghan nation was afforded the long-awaited opportunity to choose its political system. Prof. Mojadeddi was elected chairman of the jirga. His political prudence and spiritual persona helped him to lead the Constitutional Loya Jirga successfully and the Afghan Constitution was ratified in just 21 days.

 

As peace and unity are the key elements in addressing Afghanistan's problems, Sen. Mojadeddi initiated a process for national peace and dialogue. Sen. Mojadeddi chairs the Commission for Peace and Reconciliation, which has strengthened the position of the Government of his Excellency Hamid Karzai. Through this initiative, thousands of former government opponents joined the peace process. Sen. Mojadeddi managed to secure the release of more than 350 prisoners, including Guantanamo Bay detainees.

 

Prof. Mojadeddi was elected speaker of the Meshrano Jirga in a secret ballot in December 2005. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Urdu and English. He is married and has six sons.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sayed Hamid Gailani

First Deputy Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga

Mobile: 0700275538 and 0799334380

Email: h_gailani@yahoo.com

 

Senator Sayed Hamed Gailani, son of Peer Sayed Ahmad Gailani, was born in February 1955 in Kart-e Naqib Sahib in Kabul. After completing his secondary education in Habibia High School in 1973, he served for one year in the Department of External Relations of the Ministry of Justice. He pursued his higher education in Arabic at the Al Azhar University in Cairo in 1974. Between 1974 and 1976, he continued his studies in political science at the National University of Iran, where he received his bachelor's degree. From 1982 to 1986, he completed coursework in Islamic law and jurisprudence at the International University of Islamabad.

 

Since 1978, Sen. Sayed Hamid Gailani has served as deputy leader of Mahaz Milli Islami Party of Afghanistan. During the Soviet occupation, he struggled for national unity, freedom and the establishment of an Islamic state. As chairman of the Mujahideen Group he participated in the Conference of Islamic Countries. He has also participated in a number of other international and national conferences. In 2001, he chaired the Peshawar Group. He is a signatory to the Bonn Agreement.

 

Sen. Gailani was elected as the First Deputy Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga in December 2005. He has traveled to different countries and is fluent in Dari, Pashto, Arabic and English.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Dr. Burahnullah Shinwari

Second Deputy of the Meshrano Jirga

Mobile: 070605362 and 0799760488

 

Dr. Burhanullah Shinwari, son of Haji Muhammad Hassan, was born in 1969 in the village of Shepula in Haska district of Nangarhar province. He graduated from Nangarhar High School in 1985. Following his entrance exams, he was admitted to the Faculty of Medicine in Nangarhar where he completed his studies in 1991. Sen. Shinwari was appointed as head of the Department of Preventative Health in Laghman, and in 1992, he became chief doctor of the Nangarhar Health Polyclinic. In 1993, he was in charge of assessing Nangarhar province and in the same year, he had the honor to serve as professor at Nangarhar Medical Institute. In 2002, he was appointed educational manager of the same institute and simultaneously worked as a pediatrician.

 

In recognition of his services, Sen. Shinwari was awarded a medal and a certificate. He has written a book entitled The Principles of Surgery. He speaks Pashto, Dari and English.

 

He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections. In December 2005, during the second session of the Meshrano Jirga, he was elected Second Deputy Speaker. Dr. Shinwari has traveled to England, India and Pakistan. He is not affiliated with any political party. He is married and has three sons and five daughters.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of “Pohyalai” Aminudin Muzafari

Secretary of the Meshrano Jirga

Mobile: 0799594457 and 070234480

Email: aminudin-muzafari@yahoo.com

 

Senator Al-Hajj Amanudin Muzafari, son of Ghawsudin, was born in 1969 in the village of Mozafar in the second district of Kapisa province to a pious and intellectual family. He completed his primary education at Dehat Dasht High School. He completed his intermediate and secondary education at Zia Modaress and Imam Azam Madrassa in Kapisa between 1984 and 1989. In 1989, he joined the Faculty of Islamic Law at the Afghan Islamic University in Peshawar, Pakistan. He graduated in 1995 with high honors. In the same year, he was appointed as a teacher at the Imam Bukhari Madrassa in Kapisa. He served as deputy of the madrassa from 1996 to 1999. When the Al-Biruni University was established in Kapisa in 1999, he joined the faculty as an Islamic law professor. In addition to teaching, he was dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law from 2000 to 2005.

 

Sen. Muzafari achieved the level of “pohyalai” (associate professor) and holds second rank in the civil service system. He is skilled in academic, legal, judicial and social affairs. He speaks Dari, Pashto and Arabic fluently. He has written a number of scientific articles. Between 1983 and 1994, Sen. Muzafari lived in Pakistan, where he pursued his higher education. He made the Haj pilgrimage in 2001.

 

He supported the anti-Soviet resistance movement and worked to raise social awareness and promote social and scientific activities during the jihad. He is not affiliated with any political party.

 

Sen. Muzafari was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga by winning a majority of votes in the 2005 provincial elections in Kapisa. In December 2005, he was elected as Secretary of the Meshrano Jirga. He is married and has three daughters and two sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Khaliq Husseini

Assistant Secretary of the Meshrano Jirga

Mobile: 0799213482 and 0700649548

Email: hosaini_senate@yahoo.com

 

Senator Abdul Khaliq Husseini, son of Al-Haj Mirza Hussain Shah, was born in 1957 to a religious family in the village of Noor Alam Sahib in Alingar district of Laghman province. He completed his primary education at a primary school in his village and his intermediate education at Sheikh Muhammad Hussein school. He was enrolled in Habibia High School in Kabul and in 1973, he studied at Malikyar High School in Nangarhar.

 

After passing the university entrance examinations in 1978, he was admitted to the Teacher Training Institute of Nangarhar. He graduated in 1979 and was employed as teacher in 1980. He then joined the military and following his service he was again recruited as a teacher at Ahmad Khan School in Kabul.

 

In mid-1982, he was appointed as headmaster of Ahmad Khan School and in 1984 he became headmaster of Manucheri School in Kabul. In 1988, he became headmaster of Tajwar Sultana School, and in 1989 he was the headmaster of Shah-e Do Shamshera School and then he taught at Amir Sher Ali Khan School. He taught between 1989 and 2005. In addition to teaching throughout these years, he completed another two years of study at the Roshan Institute.

 

Sen. Husseini is the first author of a first grade text book written in Pashai and published by the Ministry of Education. He worked as an interpreter and Pashai-language anchor at RTA. Sen. Husseini writes poetry in Pashai. His poems and writings have been published. He is a member of the Pashai Central Assembly and secretary of the Pashai tribe.

 

Sen. Husseini was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections. After the establishment of the National Assembly, he nominated himself for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Meshrano Jirga, an election which he won. He is married and has six sons. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto and Pashai. He speaks some English.

 

Sen. Husseini is skilled in education, management and administrative affairs. He is the recipient of several certificates of appreciation. He is not affiliated with any political party. He has traveled to the United States, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and India.

 

 

Summary Biography of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim

Mobile: 070274954

 

Senator Marshal Muhammad Qasim Fahim, son of Mawlawi Abdul Matin - a well-known intellectual and influential figure - was born in 1957 in the Omarz area of Panjshir province. After completing his primary and secondary education in Panjshir, Fahim joined the Arabic Institute in Kabul in pursuit of his higher education. Coinciding with his partisan activities, he managed to complete his higher education in Islamic law. After the 1978 coup, he immigrated to Pakistan, where he joined the anti-Soviet resistance. In 1979, he returned to his homeland and joined the armed struggle against the Communist regime in Shigal, Kunar. In 1980, he joined Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud and played a key role in establishing resistance centers in Panjshir and in other parts of the country. He served as mujahideen commander in the Andarab district of Baghlan province.

 

In 1981, Sen. Fahim headed a high-level delegation of mujahideen to the northeast provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar to mobilize the mujahideen. Alongside Massoud, Sen. Fahim played a key role in creating Shora-e Nizar in November 1984, which was key element to the collapse of the Soviet regime.

 

In 1987, Sen. Fahim was the overall commander of the north of Kabul, and in 1989 he successfully led the mission to the northern provinces of Mazar-e Sharif, Jowzjan and Faryab to further expand and mobilize mujahideen forces.

 

After the collapse of Dr. Najibullah's regime in April 1992, Sen. Fahim led mujahideen forces in the capture of Kabul. In the same year, he was appointed Minister for National Security. He played a central role in defeating a coup launched against the mujahideen government by the so-called Coordination Coalition in 1993.

 

After the Taliban occupied the country in 1996, Sen. Fahim served as commander of the mujahideen north of Kabul. From 1997 until the martyrdom of Massoud, Fahim was the mujahideen commander of the northeast. After the assassination of Massoud by two Arab terrorists on September 9, 2001, Sen. Fahim was appointed general commander of the mujahideen resistance forces.  In November 2001, he marched on Kabul together with U.S. Coalition Forces to rescue the country from terrorism and to secure democracy. After the Bonn Agreement in December 2001 and the subsequent establishment of the Afghan Interim Authority, he was appointed as the First Vice President and Minister of Defense. In May 2002, he was awarded the highest military rank, Marshal, by the Interim Authority of Afghanistan. 

 

Following the Constitutional Loya Jirga, he was once again appointed Vice President and Minister of Defense for the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan. Sen. Fahim is the recipient of the Ahmad Shah Baba Medal. He is fluent in Dari, Pashto and Arabic. He is affiliated with Jamiat Islami. He is married and has 12 children.

 

 

 

* Through Presidential Decree No. 22, dated March 3, 2006, Sen. Fahim was appointed a senior advisor to the President of Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Ahmad Shah Ramazan

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0777226262 and 0799226262

 

Senator Ahmad Shah Ramazan, son of Ramazan, was born in 1969 in Balkh province. He completed his secondary education at Bakhtar High School in Mazar-e Sharif and his higher education at the University of Tashkent, where he studied engineering. Sen. Ahmad Shah Ramazan is a businessman and a capable entrepreneur. He has managed a foreign commercial company. He speaks Dari, Uzbeki and basic Russian. He has traveled to more than 40 countries. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has three sons.

 

 

Summary Biography of Muhammad Arslan Rahmani

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799767561

 

Senator Muhammad Arslan Rahmani, son of Muhammad Dawlat, was born in 1940 in Khaliq Dad Babai district of Paktika province. He studied for 17 years and graduated in 1960. In 1992, Sen. Rahmani was appointed Minister for Religious Affairs, a post he held for three years and nine months. In addition to his ministerial post, he was also appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in 1993. In 1998, he was appointed as Deputy Minister for Higher Education. He holds a high rank in the civil service ranking. He speaks Pashto, Dari, Arabic and some Urdu. He has undertaken official trips to Libya, Jordan, Sudan, United Arabic Emirates and Uzbekistan.

 

Sen. Rahmani is vice president of Harakat Enqelab Islami, the Islamic Revolutionary Movement Party. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has three sons.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Dr. Bakhtar Aminzai

Senator, Paktia province

Mobile: 0799371710

Email: sen.aminzay@yahoo.com

 

Senator Bakhtar Aminzai, son of Muhammad Amin, was born in 1968 in the village of Dawolatzai of Paktia province. He completed his primary education in his village and secondary education at Itihad High School in Peshawar. He received his diploma in 1993. He pursued his higher education at Ahmad Shah Abdali University in Peshawar, where he completed his B.B.A. He received a business administration degree from Alkhari University in 2003. Sen. Aminzai founded the Afghan University in Peshawar and established the Humanitarian Development Assistance Organization. He previously served as an advisor to the Minister for Public Health and he has extensive background in the field of education. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Urdu and English.

 

Sen. Aminzai has traveled to Dubai, the United States, Germany, India and Pakistan on business and private visits. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Paktia. He is married and has two sons.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Bilqis Kuchi

Appointed Sen. of Nomads

Mobile: 0799587201

 

Senator Bilqis Kochi, daughter of Muhammad Osman, was born in 1956 in Kohar district of Faryab province. She completed her higher education at a teacher training institute. Sen. Kochi has worked as teacher and director of a social science department. She speaks Dari, Pashto and Uzbeki. Sen. Kochi has traveled to Iran and Pakistan. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Toordi Akhon

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 792 161

 

Senator Haji Toordi Akhon, son of Haji Hattah Beg, was born in 1961 in the village of Pamir Kalan in the Wakhan district of Badakhshan province. He received a private education and is familiar with animal husbandry. He speaks Dari and Kyrgyz. Sen. Akhon is a recipient of the Emergency Loya Jirga medal. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President of Afghanistan. He is married and has 10 children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Soraya Ahmadyar

Senator, Sar-e Pul Province

Mobile: 070285534 and 0799170723

 

Senator Soraya Ahmadyar, daughter of Mirza Ahmad Ali, was born in 1966 in the village of Alqani in Sar-e Pul province. She completed her primary education at Mirmon Khatol Primary School in 1971 and her secondary education at Minhaj Seraj High School in Sar-e Pul. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Kabul University in 1986.

 

After receiving her law degree, Sen. Ahmadyar served as a provincial court judge in Jowzjan province and a judge in the Shiberghan City Court. From 1988 to 1993, she served as a judge in the Office of the General Attorney and she was acting director of Civil Commerce Office of the Jowzjan Provincial Court. From 1993 until the Taliban took power, she was the director of the public security office of the Jowzjan Provincial Court. After the collapse of the Taliban regime and the creation of the Afghan Interim Authority, Sen. Ahmadyar served as a director of the Department for Women's Affairs. In 2002, she became a member of the Human Rights Commission.

 

Sen. Ahmadyar is a member of Judges and Lawyers Association of Afghanistan. She has been awarded several certificates of appreciation in recognition of her judicial service in Jowzjan. She speaks Pashto, Dari and Uzbeki and conversational English. She familiar with computer programs. She lived in Pakistan for a brief time.

 

Sen. Ahmadyar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Sar-e Pul province.

 

 

Summary Biography of “Pohanmal” Humaira Nemati

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070275086

 

Senator Humaira Nemati, daughter of Haji Nematullah, was born in 1960 to a scholarly family in the Dehdadi district of Balkh Province. She completed her primary education in 1972 at Sitara School in Faryab province and her secondary education at Habeda Balkhi School in Dehdadi in 1980. She worked as a teacher for one year.

 

When she was in the eighth grade, Sen. Nemati edited a women and society page in Beydar Daily in Mazar-e Sharif. After passing the university entrance exam in 1980, she was awarded a scholarship to the Ukraine from the Ministry of Higher Education. After completing a preparatory term in Odessa, Ukraine, she was admitted to the State University of Kiev. In 1987, she successfully obtained her master's degree in political science.

 

In 1990, Sen. Nemati was appointed as a professor of economics at Balkh University. She was one of the founders of the Faculty of Law of Balkh University, and, until 1998, she served as dean of the department. In 1996, she was the chairman of the International Conference on Human Rights of Women in Afghanistan, which was convened in Mazar-e Sharif.

 

During Taliban occupation, Sen. Nemati operated private schools.  From 1996 to 1998, she was a member of the Human Rights Commission and from 1990 to 1998, she directed the Balkh Department of Public Administration. From 1988 to 1998, she was a member of the scientific board of Balkh University. In 2001, she was appointed as a commissioner to the Emergency Loya Jirga. She held this post for six months and in November 2002 she was appointed as a Human Rights Commission member. She has been an activists and advocate for women's right in the country for 18 years.

 

Sen. Nemati has published a number of articles. She has been awarded several medals and certificates of appreciation. In addition, Sen. Nemati received a Loya Jirga medal. She has traveled to Eastern Europe and Iran, and speaks Dari, Pashto and Russian. She is married and has two children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Hayatullah

Sen. of Ghowr Province

Mobile: 0799537727

 

Senator Hayatullah, son of Muhammad Ibrahim, was born in 1956 in the village of Tigai Timor in Ghowr province. Sen. Hayatullah was admitted to Sultan Ghiasuddin High School in 1960. He completed his secondary education in Ghowr. Sen. Hayatullah joined the police force in 1989, and in 1992, he was promoted to division commander. In 2004, Sen. Hayatullah was appointed chief of police of Ghowr province. Sen. Hayatullah is the recipient of several medals in recognition of his service. He speaks Dari and Pashto.

 

Sen. Hayatullah was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 provincial council elections. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Hajj Khadem Hussain Khodayar

Sen. of Parwan Province

Mobile: 0799391115

 

Senator Al-Hajj Khadem Hussain Khodayar, son of Shams Ali, was born in 1948 in the village of Dara-e Nerkh in Sheikh Ali district of Parwan province. He was admitted to Sheikh Ali Intermediate School in 1957. Because there were no secondary schools in his district, Sen. Khodayar was not able to pursue his studies beyond the ninth grade. Instead, he started a private business.

 

Sen. Khodayar went to Saudi Arabia in 1977 for the Hajj pilgrimage, and in 1978 he made religious pilgrimages to Iraq and Iran. He joined Hizb Wahdat during the anti-Soviet resistance and he was later appointed as regional commander of the party in Sheikh Ali district.

 

He joined the first Hizb Wahdat delegation to the Panjshir Valley, where he was a negotiator between the mujahideen parties. After the collapse of the Communist regime, Sen. Khodayar entered Kabul together with Abdul Ali Mazari. He was later promoted to logistic officer and introduced to a mujahideen assembly for electing a president. He was imprisoned for three months when the Taliban occupied Kabul. Upon his release, he fled to Pakistan, where he lived for five years.

 

Sen. Khodayar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga by winning a majority of votes in the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Parwan. He is married and has 15 children. He is a member of Eqtedar Milli, the National Power Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Muhammad Khagai

Senator, Paktika province

Mobile: 0799388186

 

Senator Haji Khan Muhammad Khagai, son of Haji Aqah Muhammad, was born in 1961 in the village of Abbas Kheil in Surubi district of Paktika province. He completed the sixth grade. He is a prominent tribal figure having been identified as a tribal elder and mediator in his community.

 

Sen. Khagai has traveled to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He is member of Mahaz Milli, the National Front Party. He is married and has 11 children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sen. Khadija Hussni

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799286378

 

Senator Khadija Hussni, daughter of Toorday, was born in 1956 in the village of Zanikut in Samangan province. She began her primary education in 1964, and in 1976 she graduated from Hajani Malika High School in Samangan. In 1977, she enrolled in the Faculty of Science of Kabul University. She received her bachelor's degree in 1980.

 

After completing her studies, Sen. Hussni was appointed as a teacher at Hajani Malika High School. She was later appointed as a teacher in the teacher's training institute and later began working as headmaster at Hajni Malika High School until 2003. Sen. Hussni was a representative to the Emergency Loya Jirga. She has worked as an assistant reporter for a human rights workshop in Samangan and as a deputy in a civil society organization. She worked as a surveyor, a volunteer for a handicap assistance organization, a health clinic supervisor in Samangan and she has distributed food to malnourished children. She is the recipient of a Loya Jirga Medal and a number of certificates of appreciation. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President.

 

Sen. Hussni has scientific rank of “showenyar,” which is awarded to those who teach for a minimum of five years at the teacher training institute. She holds first rank in the civil service ranking. She speaks Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki and Turkmani and is familiar with computer programs. She is married and has nine children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Khairo Jan

Senator, Uruzgan Province

Mobile: 0799351123

 

Senator Haji Khairo Jan, son of Haji Wali Jan, was born in 1956 in the village of Lal Beg in Tirin Kot district of Uruzgan province. In 1977, he began his career as an entrepreneur. Sen. Haji Khairo Jan has been an activist for peace. He has undertaken the Hajj pilgrimage twice. He participated in a globalization workshop in Dubai and participated in a conference in Tehran.

 

Sen. Haji Khairo Jan was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 provincial council elections in Uruzgan. He is married and has 12 children.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Raz Muhammad

Senator, Samangan Province

Mobile: 0799869042

 

Senator Haji Raz Muhammad, son of Haji Baz Muhammad, was born in 1955 in the village of Chehar Deh in Darai Suf district of Samangan province. From 1962 to 1974, he completed his primary and secondary education in Chehar Deh High School, followed by religious studies.

 

Sen. Raz Muhammad visited Pakistan from 1980 to 1990 in an effort to coordinate and strengthen the mujahideen resistance movement. In 1992, he went on the Haj pilgrimage. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as a commander of the 571st Division. Between 1997 and 1999, he served as the head of services for the north region for Hizb Wahdat and as a coordinator of military forces for Wahdat in the north.

 

Sen. Raz Muhammad headed a relief organization called Etifaq and worked for the reconstruction and development of his region. He is affiliated with Hizb Wahdat.

 

Sen. Raz Muhammad was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 provincial council elections in Samangan province. He is married and has eight children

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Roshan Arah Alokozai

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799601981

 

Senator Alokozai, daughter of Mir Ahmad Alokozai, was born to an intellectual family in 1963 in the Sarkani district of Kunar province. She completed her primary education in Dawolat Abad district of Balkh province, her intermediate education at Mariam School in Kabul and her secondary education at Fatima Shaheed High School in Kunar province. She received her certificate in 1983 and pursued her higher education in 1988 at the Teacher Training Institute of Nangarhar province.

 

Sen. Alokozai he served on a women's council in 1982, a farmers’ cooperative in 1991, and in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in 1994. She immigrated to Pakistan and while in exile, she served as teacher in a refugee camp. Sen. Alokozai was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Rida Azimi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 07027958

Email: ridaazimi@hotmail.com

 

Senator Rida Azimi, daughter of Islamuddin, was born in 1969 in Parwan province. She received her bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Journalism of Kabul University, and continued her education at the International Research Institute in Denmark where she studied principles of international courts and judicial trials.

 

Sen. Azimi has worked in the following areas: director of Woman's Monthly; coordinator of Afghanistan-Pakistan relationships for Amna organization; media officer for the International Development in Canada Embessy; program officer of an international human rights organization; TV and radio newscaster; general secretary of Universities and Higher Education Institutes of Afghanistan; and deputy of human rights and social justice foundations. She received a certificate of appreciation from former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, a gold medal from the Italian Minister for Women's Affairs, a bronze medal for bravery from the Italian president by the president of Italy and a championship cup for journalism from the Italian Minister for Information and Culture.

 

Sen. Azimi is skilled in management, administration and computers, including the Internet. Sen. Azimi speaks Dari, Pashto and English. She has translated several publications from English to Dari, including “Women's Rights in Islamic Countries,” “Family Violence Against Women” and “Beating is a Crime.” She has also written a number of articles herself.

 

Sen. Azimi has traveled to Italy, Turkey, U.A.E., Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Pakistan, UK, India and the U.S. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga President in 2005. She is single and is not affiliated to any political party.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Dr. Zalmay

Sen. of Zabul Province

Mobile: 070358911

 

Senator Dr. Zalmay, son of Abdul Rasheed, was born in 1941 in Qalat, the provincial capital of Zabul. He completed his higher education in the medical school of Kabul University with a specialty in general surgery. From 1985 to 1986, he was a surgeon in the Kabul-based 400-Bed Hospital. From 1986 to 1988, he managed a hospital in Kandahar. From 2002 to 2004, he served as the director of the health department of Zabul. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as the chairman of a local tribal council in Zabul.

 

Sen. Dr. Zalmay worked as a hospital chief in Balochistan when he lived in Pakistan. He has written several books on a variety of subject including English grammar, medical terminology and general surgery. In 1999, he traveled to Dubai to participate in a medical conference. In 2003 and 2004, Sen. Dr. Zalmay visited hospitals in New Delhi, India and in 2005 he participated in a conference on globalization in Dubai. He speaks Dari, Pashto and English.

 

Sen. Dr. Zalmay is not affiliated to any political party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the Provincial Council election of 2005. He is married and has four children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Bibi Haji Sarah Sorkh Abi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799170334

 

Senator Bibi Haji Sarah Sorkh Abi, daughter of Razwan, was born in 1945 in the second district of Maimana in Faryab province. In 1953, she enrolled in school and by 1964 she graduated from Nadem Qaisar School. She worked as teacher in Andkhoy Girls' School and later at Sitara High School in Maimana. She served as a headmaster from 1966 to 1969 and as director of Sitara High School in Faryab. In addition, she worked as a teacher for 10 years in Afghan Kot School. From 1983 to 1997, Sen. Sorkh Abi was the director of Sitara High School for a second term.

 

Sen. Sorkh Abi emigrated to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan during the Taliban regime, and in 2001 she returned to her homeland. She was subsequently appointed as the director of the women affair's department in Faryab. She is the recipient of several medals and appreciation letters in recognition of her honest service.

 

Sen. Sorkh Abi was a member of the Constitutional Loya Jirga and received a Loya Jirga Medal. The President appointed Sen. Sorkh Abi to the Meshrano Jirga. Sen. Sorkh Abi is affiliated with the Afghanistan National Forum. She is married and has three children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sakhi Mishwani

Senator, Kunar province

Mobile: 070592323 / 070611523

 

Senator Haji Sakhi Mishwani, son of Haji Mir Halem, was born in 1964 in the village of Pulusnau in Asmar district of Kunar province. He completed his primary education at Shangar Shah Primary school in Shigal district, and in 1976 he enrolled in Khushal Khan High school.

 

In 1978, following the Communist coup, Sen. Mishwani migrated to Pakistan where he continued his secondary education. During the jihad, Sen. Mishwani was affiliated with Harakat Enqelabi Islami, the Islamic Revolutionary Movement, a mujahideen party led by the late Mawla Muhammad Nabi Muhammadi. Following the mujahideen victory, Sen. Mishwani was appointed as the Director for Public Works in Kunar, a post he held from 1994 to 1996. From 1997 to 2001, he was appointed as the commander of the Asmar Military Division.

 

Sen. Mishwani was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Kunar. Between 1979 and 1995, he traveled extensively to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He is married and has 20 children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Amer Sahedullah

Senator, Takhar province

Mobile: 070615663

 

Senator Sahedullah, son of Abdul Motaleb, was born in 1958 in the village of Golmishan of Baharak district in Takhar province. He was admitted to primary school in 1967 and  he graduated from Abu Osman High School in Taloqan in 1975.

 

Sen. Sahedullah moved to Pakistan in 1984 and in 1988, he took part in resistance against the Soviets. He is a member of Jamiat-e Islami. He was elected as director of the Abdul Motaleb cooperative by Takhar residents. In 2003, Sen. Sahedullah was a member of the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

 

Sen. Sahedullah was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Takhar. He received 5,184 votes. He speaks Dari and Uzbeki. He is married and has ten sons and seven daughters.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Qazi Sahudullah Abu Aman

Senator, Badakhshan province

Mobile: 0799274404

 

Senator Qazi Sahedullah Abu Aman, son of Barat Muhammad, was born in 1940 in the village of Khum Mir Yaftal Balie in Badakhshan province. He began his education in 1948 and completed his studies in 1963. From 1963 to 1973, he worked in the Badakhshan Department of Education. From 1974 to 1992, he worked in the judicial sector. He was later appointed as director of the Department of Agriculture in Badakhshan.

 

In 1979, 1980 and 1996 he went to Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage. In 1982 and 1986 he immigrated to Pakistan and in 1989 he visited Iran as part of a delegation to seek support for the mujahideen. Sen. Abu Aman served in high ranking posts, and in addition to his official duty he was secretary of the Islamic Scholars Council of Badakhshan. For eight years he was representative of six districts in central Badakhshan.

 

Sen. Abu Aman retired in 2003. He is the recipient of several certificates and bonuses from the Office of the President. Sen. Abu Aman was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga. He is married and has two children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Peer Sayed Ibrahim Gailani

Sentator, Zabul Province

Mobile: 0799329007 and 070290165

 

Senator Peer Sayed Ibrahim Gailani, son of Peer Sayed Ali Gailani, was born in 1949 in Share-e Naw, Kabul. He completed his primary education at Massoud Sahed School in Kabul and he graduated in 1968 from Naderia High School. From 1970 to 1972, he  studied at the Faculty of Law of Kabul University. In 1977, he received a master's degree in international affairs from New York University. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as an ambassador and special envoy of the Islamic State of Afghanistan in Vienna and as Resident Representative of Afghanistan in the United Nations.

 

During the jihad resistance movement, Sen. Gailani served as a military commander in Paktia and Zabul provinces. He was a mediator between Hazara and Pashtun tribes in Zabul, Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces. He has provided invaluable public service.

 

Sen. Gailani lived in the United States for 15 years and during the jihad period he lived in Pakistan. He speaks fluent Dari, Pashto and English. He is not affiliated with any political party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the Provincial Council elections in Zabul.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sultan Jan Khaksar

Senator, Logar Province

Mobile: 0799792492 / 070239277

 

Senator Sultan Jan Khaksar, son of Haji Ghulam Jan, was born in 1954 in the village of Mangal of Azrah district in Logar province. He completed his education at Rahman Baba School in 1970. He began his career as a government official in 1971, and until 1976 he served in the Office of the Attorney General in Azrah district. He was later promoted to junior prosecutor in Logar. In 1978, he moved to Pakistan and from 1993 to 1996, he worked as an official in the procurement office of the Chamber of Commerce, but after a short while he had to take refuge.

 

After returning to his homeland in 2001, he was appointed chief auditor of the Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, he became team leader of the third group of the Chamber.

 

Sen. Khaksar is the recipient of several medals and certificates, including a first class certificate from the Office of the President, a second-class certificate from the Ministry of Commerce, and a third-class certificate from the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he received incentives worth $500,000 from the Ministry of Commerce. He speaks Dari, Pashto and English.

 

Sen. Khaksar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Logar. He is married and has 11 children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sulaiman Yari

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799330277

 

Senator Sulaiman Yari, son of Haji Nek Muhammad, was born in 1936 in the Borghostan Qul district of Behsud Maidan Wardak province. He studied Islamic jurisprudence and philosophy.

 

Sen. Yari was a member of the 13th Afghan Parliament. After immigrating to Pakistan he worked as a food distributor for the National Rescue Front Party. During the mujahideen regime, he became Minister of Light Industries and Food-stuffs.

 

Sen. Yari was a member of the Constitutional Loya Jirga as well as the Commission for the Presidential Elections. He was a three-star general during the jihad and he was awarded several medals and certificates. He speaks Dari, Pashto and some Arabic. He has traveled to Germany, England, Pakistan, Iran and several Central Asian countries. He is a member of the National Rescue Front Party. He is married and has 18 children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Samei Jan Shirzada

Senator, Maidan Wardak

Mobile: 0799711130

 

Senator Samei Jan Sherzada, son of Malik Sher Del, was born in 1960 in the village of Kot Moghul in Chawk district of Maidan Wardak province. He completed his primary education in Gardan Masjid School, and in 1976, he enrolled in Rahman Baba High School. He received his high school diploma in 1979. After the Soviet occupation, he fulfilled his duty and joined the resistance movement with the Hizb Islami Party.

 

After the mujahideen victory in 1993, he served his people by fundraising to build a number of schools, irrigation systems, and bridges in his birthplace. He also managed to create an intermediate school and a religious school in his village by lobbying the Ministry of Education. As a village elder, Sen. Sherzada has provided invaluable services for his people.

 

Sen. Sherzada was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga in the 2005 Provincial Council elections. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sohela Sharifi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799431392

Email: sohela.asma@yahoo.com

 

Senator Sohela Sharifi, daughter of Muhammad Mohsin, was born on April 4, 1969 in Kabul. She completed her primary education at Sufi Islam School and her secondary education at Soraya High School. She was admitted to Kabul University in 1986. She graduated from the Faculty of Geology in 1989.

 

From 1990 to 2004, Sen. Sharify lived in Iran, where was involved in a number of activities. She was a member of the Association of Afghan Women in Iran and the editorial board of Independence, a newspaper. She also served as chairman of the Fatemat-ul-Zahrah Relief Foundation. She endeavored to establish networks to attract assistance for Afghan refugees living in Iran.

 

Sen. Sharifi is not affiliated to any political party. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has two children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Sayed Hamid Agha Big Janzada

Jowzjan Province

Mobile: 0799246633 and 0772123299

Email: aghajansadat@yahoo.co

sayedhamidsadat@hotmail.com

 

Senator Al-Haj Sayed Hamid Agha, son of Al-Haj Sayed Abdullah Khan (known as Aishan Beg Jan), was born in 1957 in the village of Haidar Abad of Aqcha district in Jowzjan province. He graduated from Aqcha High School in 1975 and beginning in 1978 he worked as a teacher in the district of Marian. In 1979, he joined the Jowzjan civil registration office. In 1980, he worked in the provincial communications office. Not long after, he was drafted into the Afghan army, but he deserted his post to join the Soviet resistance.

 

In 1986, Sen. Sayed Hamid Agha immigrated to Peshawar, Pakistan where he lived for six years. After returning to Afghanistan, he served for three years in the Jowzjan Office of Social Affairs as the director of elders. He was also chairman of the Environmental Protection Commission for two years. He served as a volunteer in both positions.  Beginning in 1997, Sen. Al-Haj Sayed Hamid Agha worked with UNICEF, WFP and various NGOs, including Goal, an international NGO. He has also worked as a manager for the National Solidarity Program in Aqcha district.

 

Sen. Al-Haj Sayed Hamid Agha speaks Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki and Turkmeni. He has a basic understanding of English. He is a recipient of a Loya Jirga Medal. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Jowzjan. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sayed Dawoud Nasseri

Senator, Dai Kundi province

Mobile: 0799734611 and 0777734611

 

Senator Haji Sayed Dawoud Nasseri, son of Haji Sayed Ayub Shah, was born in 1957 in the village of Kandoy in Kojran district of Dai Kundi province. He completed the eleventh grade in Kojran. Following his studies, he became engaged in private and social activities.

 

Sen. Nasseri speaks Dari and Pashto. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Dai Kundi. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sayed Saleh Muhammad Saleh

Senator, Kunar Province

Mobile: 070641201

 

Senator Haji Sayed Saleh Muhammad Saleh, son of Mirza Muhammad, was born in 1967 in the village of Barkundi in Manogai district of Kunar province. He completed his primary education at Barkondi Intermediate School in 1984, and his secondary education at the Imam Abu Hanifa Noman School in Bajawar in 1989. He was then engaged in private business. From 2000 until 2002, he served as Kunar's general manager of transportation. Before that, beginning in 1996, he was in charge of private sector transportation and also served as an elder in local councils.

 

He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Kunar. He is married and has six sons and three daughters.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sayed Abdul Basir Ahmadi

Senator, Badakhshan Province

Mobile: 0799830182 and 84449603

 

Senator Sayed Abdul Basir Ahmadi, son of Al-Haj Sayed Ahmad Khan, was born in 1964 in the village of Takia in Kishm district of Badakhshan province. He completed his primary education in 1969 at Mir Afzalullah School in Kishm. He received his baccalaureate Khair Khana High School in Kabul. He made the Haj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he participated in a workshop on globalization hosted in the U.A.E. Sen. Ahmadi has a background in agriculture.

 

Sen. Ahmadi was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Badakhshan. He is married and has ten children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mullah Sayed Muhammad Akhund

Senator, Kandahar Province

Mobile: 070305529

 

Senator Haji Mullah Sayed Muhammad Akhund, son of Haji Mullah Dad Muhammad Akhund, was born in 1960 in the Damand district of Kandahar province. He completed his secondary education at Ahmad Shah Baba High School in Kandahar. Sen. Akhund served as commander of the seventh division in Kandahar. He has extensive background in military and political affairs and holds the rank of general. He is the recipient of a medal from the President and Governor of Kandahar.

 

Sen. Akhun has visited the U.A.E., U.S.A. and India. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He was elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Kandahar. He is married and has nine children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sayed Muhammad Mohsen

Senator, Ghowr Province

Mobile: 0799723253 and 0772021388

 

Senator Sayed Muhammad Mohsen, son of Sayed Attah, was born in 1964 in the village of Brastani of Sharak district in Ghowr province. He completed his education a religious school in Ghowr at the equivalent to 14 years of study. From 1992 to 1995, Sen. Mohsen served as the manager of the public “need fulfillment office.” He was subsequently appointed as tax official in Sharak district. He holds the fourth rank in the civil service hierarchy.

 

In 1981, 1983, 1986 and 1989, Sen. Mohsen visited Pakistan. In 1985, he also visited Iran. During the anti-Soviet resistance, he served as a commander of a small unit of mujahideen. In 1993, he served as a commander of the Sayed-ul-Shohada brigade in Ghowr. He speaks Dari and Arabic.

 

Sen. Moshen is affiliated with the Mahaze Milli Islamic Party of Afghanistan. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Ghowr. He is married and has ten children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Dr. Shah Bibi Saheedi

Senator, Nangarhar Province

Mobile: 070617718 and 0773453254

 

Senator Dr. Shah Bibi Saheedi, daughter of Sayed Mashoq, was born in 1969 in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province. She studied medicine and has been working as a doctor at the Afghan University. Sen. Saheedi spent time as a refugee in Pakistan. She speaks Dari and Pashto and has written a book entitled, “Embryology.”

 

She was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Nangarhar. She is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Shahnawaz Kharoti

Senator, Ghazni province

Mobile: 070646980

 

Senator Shahnawaz Kharoti, son of Haji Diftani, was born in 1944 in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni province. He received a private education. Sen. Kharoti was a member of the thirteenth National Assembly as a representative to the nomads. He has served as mediator and elder in his community. In 1979, he emigrated to Northern Waziristan in Pakistan, where he lived for 23 years.

 

Sen. Kharoti speaks Pashto and Dari. He indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Ghazni. He is married and has two children

 

 

Summary Biography Al-Haj Sher Muhammad Akhondzada

Appointed Senator, Helmand

Mobile: 070305529 and 0799128005

 

Senator Al-Haj Shir Muhammad Akhondzada, son of Al-Haj Mullah Muhammad Rasul Akhondzada, was born in 1970 in the village of Nicha in Kajaki district of Helmand province. He is a graduate of Lashkargah High School. Sen. Akhonzada is knowledgeable in religious affairs and is an experienced military person.

 

Sen. Akhondzada previously served as governor of Helmand and chairman of a military council for 14 years. He has been awarded certificates of appreciation by the President and by the Ministers of Light Industries and of Interior Affairs. He has traveled to Germany, Thailand, Iran, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Italy and Qatar. He speaks Dari and Pashto.

 

Sen. Akhondzada is not affiliated to any political parties. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has five children

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sher Muhammad Nuristani

Senator, Nuristan province

Mobile: 0799396742

 

Senator Haji Sher Muhammad Nuristani, son of Abdul Karim Khan, was born in 1944 in the village of Rastomando in Nuristan province[1]. He was a military school graduate.

 

Sen. Nuristani served as manager of the Kamoi Hotel in Nuristan. For 26 years, he lived as a refugee in Chitral, Pakistan. He spoke Dari, Pashto and Nuristani. He was once affiliated with the National Rescue Front under the leadership of Hazrat Sebghatullah Mujaddedi.

 

Sen. Nuristani was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Nuristan. He leaves behind a wife and seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Sabir Khan Babakar Khel

Senator, Khost Province

Mobile: 0799070000

 

Senator Haji Sabir Khan Babakar Khel, son of Haji Nazim was born in 1968 in the village of Shamelkhel of Bak district in Khost province. He completed his primary and intermediate education in Bak High School, and later became a private businessman. Sen. Babakar Khel is familiar with construction.

 

Sen. Babakar Khel lived as an immigrant in Pakistan and several Arab countries. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Khost. He is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Sediqa Balkhi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070202303

 

Senator Sediqa Balkhi, daughter of Shaheed Sayed Ismail Balkhi, was born in 1950 in the provincial capital of Balkh, Mazar-e Sharif. She completed her primary and secondary education in Kabul. She completed her higher education in 1992 in Iran, where she studied Islamic law.

 

Before emigrating, she worked as a trained teacher in primary and secondary schools. Sen. Balkhi was awarded several certificates and letters of appreciation for her services.

 

Due to problems, she took refuge abroad in 1984. At the time, she was serving as a headmaster with the Ministry of Education.

 

From the start of life in exile, Sen. Balkhi founded a girls' school for Afghan refugees living in Iran. She also created seamstress, literacy, Quranic and other courses for refugees. In 1987, she launched the Islamic Association of Awareness of Afghan Women to facilitate life for Afghan women refugees.

 

Sen. Balkhi established the Center for Islamic Political and Cultural Awareness for Afghan women, which had 13 different branches, including schools for girls and boys, tailoring and seamstress centers for widows, an orphanage, a center for learning foreign languages, the Quran, and relief efforts. The center is still operational and serves refugees in Iran.

 

Additionally, a Pashto language department and an office for learning resources was created. The center has graduated 30 students, who are pursuing a higher education in Iranian universities mainly in the areas of medicine and engineering. Sen. Balkhi's additional activities are as listed:

 

  • In 1995 she served as chairman of Shaheed Alama Balkhi Research and Studies Center in Kabul. In the same year, she served as chairman of the Hizb Wahdat Committee.
  • In 2003 she was a member of the Constitutional Analysis Commission
  • In 2005 she served as Minister of Martyred and Disabled

 

Sen. Balkhi has traveled extensively:

 

  • In 1993 she visited Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to participate peace talks between Afghan unions
  • In I995 she traveled to Hamburg, Germany to participate in the celebration of women's day
  • In 1995 she went to Pakistan to attend talks with women's associations and discussions on securing peace in Afghanistan
  • In 1996 she attended a meeting in Cyprus, a country she has visited four times.
  • In 1996 she traveled to Isfehan, Iran for a peace conference.
  • In 1998 she traveled to Switzerland on the invitation of the director of the Afghan Museum.
  • In 1998 she went to Tajikistan on the official invitation of President Imam Ali Rahmanov to participate in the anniversary of Ismail Samani.
  • In 1998 she went to Kyrgyzstan with former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani on official invitation by the President of Kyrgyzstan.
  • In 1999 she traveled to Geneva to attend peace talks
  • In 2001 she went to Germany to attend the Bonn Agreement meetings as a representative of Afghanistan and the Cyprus Peace Process.
  • In 2001 she traveled to Holland to attend an Afghan women's seminar for peace
  • In 2001 she traveled to Sweden by invitation of an Afghan association based in Sweden
  • In 2001 she went to Belgium and Holland to participate in Afghanistan-related conferences

 

Sen. Balkhi has attended seminars hosted in Iran and she has organized several seminars herself on Afghan women and peace.  Sen. Balkhi has published several articles under various titles:

 

  • Women and Freedom of Expression
  • The Role of Women in Afghanistan
  • Women and Independence
  • The Role of Women in a Permanent Peace in Afghanistan
  • The Nature of Immigration
  • The Importance of Education
  • Concept on Repatriation of Refugees

 

She has made media appearances on the BBC, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, IRNA, German Voice, Radio Television Afghanistan and elsewhere. She has also participated in several roundtable discussions on Afghanistan

 

Sen. Balkhi was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has six children

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Safar Muhammad Kakar

Senator, Kunduz province

Mobile: 079956630

                                                           

Senator Safar Muhammad Kakar, son of Haji Nazar Muhammad Khan, was born in 1952 in the village of Saleh Abad in Qala Zal district of Kunduz province. After completing his primary and secondary education, he enrolled in the Kunduz Teacher Training Institute where he completed his 13th year degree.

 

In 1974, he taught at Qala Zal High School. From 1976 to 1994, he taught at Sher Khan Bandar High School, Maula Sarajuddin School, the Experimental School, and Sultan Ghyasuddin, Amir Khisrow and Abu Muslim Khorassani schools. He also worked in the Kunduz Department of Education and he served as director of the teacher's department at the Balkh University School of Medicine.

 

Sen. Kakar has a background in legal and social affairs and he is knowledgeable in agriculture and entrepreneurship. He received several certificates during his service. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Turkmeni and English. He has traveled to Pakistan and the U.A.E., where he participated in a workshop on globalization.

 

Sen. Kakar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Kunduz. He is married and has ten children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Taiba Zahedi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799209220

 

Senator Taiba Zahedi, daughter of Abdul Jabar, was born in 1959 in the village of Hawz-e Karbas of Injil district in Herat province. She completed her higher education in 1978 at Kabul University, where she studied social science and literature. From 1992 to 2002, she served as the director of Amir Ali Sher Naway High School in Herat. She also served as director of Radio Sahar, a women's-run radio station in Herat. Sen. Zahedi was an elected representative to the Emergency and Constitutional Loya jirgas. In 2005, she served as the director of Herat's labor and social affairs department.

 

Sen. Zahedi is a recipient of Loya Jirga medals and several certificates and letters of appreciation. She is versed in social science and education. She speaks Dari, Pashto and some English.

 

Sen. Zahedi lived in Iran for four years. She visited Germany for 15 days and visited Japan for three weeks as a guest of JICA. In 2005, she traveled to Iran and Pakistan. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Aliya Qazi Zada Qardash

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799639494 and 070775464

 

Senator Aliya Qazi Zada Qardash, daughter of Al-Haj Sufi Muhammad Rahim Qazi Zada, known as Sufi Jan, was born in 1951 to a spiritual family in Andkhoy district of Faryab province. She was the first female student enrolled in a school for girls in Andkhoy. Due the lack of secondary schools for girls in Faryab, she continued her education in Kabul where she studied at Zarghuna High School. She later enrolled in Kabul University where she studied Dari literature and science. While a student, she became the first female Uzbek-language newscaster on RTA. After receiving her diploma in Dari literature, she worked as a teacher in Faryab. In 1976, she returned to Kabul, where she taught at Amina Fedawi High School. She was later promoted to the director of the literature department, a post she held until 1990. Meanwhile, she continued working as an Uzbek-language anchor on RTA.

 

Sen. Qardash was awarded several certificates and promotions. She speaks Dari, Pashto, English, Uzbeki and Turkmeni. In 1991, she visited Uzbekistan, which had just become independent from the Soviet Union. She then lived in Tashkent for several years, where she volunteered as a teacher and served as chairman of an Afghan refugee board.

 

Sen. Qardash was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is not affiliated to any political parties. She is married and has five sons and one daughter.

 

Summary Biography of Ebadullah Naqshbandi

Senator, Balkh Province

Mobile: 0799270419

 

Senator Ebadullah Naqshbani, son of Ghulam Naqshband, was born in 1950 in the village of Gozar Damla Lashkari in Khulm district of Balkh Province. He completed his primary and secondary education in Balkh, and graduated in 1971 from the Balkh Teacher Training Institute. Subsequently, he worked at Ajani Malki School in Samangan.

 

In 1971, Sen. Naqshbandi moved to Darai Sof district and by 1974 he was working at Khwaja Burhan Intermediate School in Khulm. He taught in Dara-e Sof in 1979 and served as a headmaster of intermediate schools in Khulm. In 1980 he was headmaster of a Khulm boys' school and in 1985 he became a member of an oversight board in the education office of Khulm. He also taught in Khulm for a year.

 

In 2003, he was appointed manager of Amin Hussain Intermediate School. Following Sen. Naqshbandi's efforts, the school was upgraded to a high school. He is the recipient of several medals and certificates. Sen. Naqshbandi enjoys poetry. His poems have been published in magazines and daily newspapers. He has traveled to India on official trips for the Ministry of Education.

 

Sen. Naqshbandi speaks Dari and Pashto. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has five children.

 

 

Summary Biography Dr. Abdul Ahad Zahedi Nai Qala

Senator, Ghazni Province

Mobile: 0799395690

 

Senator Dr. Abdul Ahad Zahedi Nai Qala, son of Muhammad Rahim, was born in 1956 in the village of Nai Qala in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.  He completed his primary education in 1969 and his secondary education in 1975 at Lashkargah High School. In 1976, he was admitted to medical school. He graduated in 1981.

 

By 1983, he had joined the mujahideen resistance against the Soviets. Together with his colleagues, he assisted villagers through the Naser Foundation of Afghanistan. The foundation established schools, religious madrassas, libraries, clinics, roads and promoted a vaccination program, agricultural activities, animal husbandry, irrigation systems, well-digging and other social welfare work in Qarabagh, Malistan, Jaghuri, Jaghato and Khawaja Omari districts. In 1993, Hizb Wahdat placed him charge of social, political and military affairs in Qarabagh.

 

After the Taliban occupied Bamiyan in 1998, he traveled to Pakistan and Iran. After the creation of the Interim Afghanistan Administration, he returned to Bamiyan, where he was engaged in social and political affairs for Hizb Wahdat provincial councils. He is the recipient of several certificates and letters of appreciation.

 

He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Ghazni. He speaks Dari and Pashto, as well as some English. He is married and has ten children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Baqi Baryal

Appointed Senator

Mobiles: 070589398 and 0799343034

 

Senator Abdul Baqi Baryal, son of Muhammad Nawab, was born in 1956 in the village of Dahbarka Ajristan of Ghazni province. He completed his primary education in Ghazni. He completed his intermediate and secondary education at Ghazi High School in Kabul and central Baghlan. In 1979, he graduated from the faculty of journalism in Ukraine, following which he worked in a military publications department.

 

In 1982, Sen. Baryal lost both his eyes in a mine explosion accident. Despite the injury, he did not cease his cultural and artistic activities. As a result of hard work, he was able to obtain membership with the Writers' Association of Afghanistan. He learned Braille and, in 1998 with support from the Afghanistan Association for the Blind, he published a magazine called Bright Hearts. Sen. Baryal is a prominent writer and poet whom Mr. Afzal Takor, a well-known social figure, has cited in his book. Sen. Baryal's poems and writings have been published by the Writers' Association of Afghanistan under the name of “Home Songs” and “Brightness.” Additionally, he has published books titled “Eyes and Desires,” “Love Never Dies” and “Autumn Ruins.”

 

He invited by the Writers Association of Russia in 1984 and he has traveled to Pakistan to participate in a conference. He has been to Germany for medical treatment. While in exile, he worked with the SSBA in Pakistan, through which he was able to publish poems and writings in different magazines and papers.

 

Sen. Baryal participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga and is the recipient of the Loya Jirga Medal. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has five children. 

                                                                               

   

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Maula Abdul Hafiz Zahir

Senator, Takhar Province

Mobile: 070725341

 

Senator Maula Abdul Hafiz Zahir, son of Abdul Rasul, was born in 1968 in the Warsej district of Takhar province. He received a private education in religious studies and Arabic in 1973. In 1988, he traveled to Pakistan to continue his religious education and Arabic studies, and he received a baccalaureate degree from Karachi, Pakistan. His specialization is Islamic jurisprudence. From 1991 to 1993, he directed social affairs for Islamic students in Karachi, and in 1994 he was a member of research board of Dar-ul-Ulum Karachi. In 2000, he taught at Jamea Sharia in Karachi.

 

Upon returning to his homeland in 2001, he served as judge in a military court for the northern zone, a post he held until 2005. For his active participation in the Judges' Seminar in 2004, he received certificates of appreciation.

 

Sen. Zahir has written articles entitled “Utter Prayers In Accordance with the Sunnah,” “Osama Bin Zaid - One of the Heroes of Islamic History,” “Ismaili Beliefs and Thoughts,” and others. He speaks Dari and Arabic.

 

Sen. Zahir has traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council election in Takhar. He is married and has two sons and one daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Abdul Hamid Aimaq

Senator, Kunduz Province

Mobile: 0799131289

  

Senator Haji Abdul Hamid Aimaq, son of Haji Abdul Momin, was born in the village of Gul Tapa of Kunduz province in 1950. He studied in the village school of Gul Tapa and continued his education through the ninth grade. In 1974, he joined the military service. In 1981, Sen. Aimaq was appointed director of the local cooperative. During his tenure, he worked towards ensuring that a peaceful environment existed among people.

 

Sen. Aimaq traveled to Saudi Arabia in 1986 for the purpose of Haj. He also traveled to Pakistan in 2005 for medical care. In 1988 and 1989, he visited Tajikistan on tourism and business.

 

Sen. Aimaq participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga as a representative. In 2005, Sen. Aimaq was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga after winning by an absolute majority in the 2005 Kunduz Provincial Council elections. He is married and has twelve children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Qazi Abdul Hai Khadem

Senator, Sar-e Pul Province

Mobile: 0772019108

 

Senator Qazi Abdul Hai Khadem, son of Murtaza, was born in 1956 in the village of Deh Surkh in Kohistanat district of Sar-e Pul province. He completed his primary education at the Hemat Primary School of Kohistanat in 1971, and his secondary education at Abu Hanifa School in Kabul in 1977. He was admitted to the Islamic law Faculty of Kabul University in 1978.

 

Following the Communist coup in 1979, he fled to Pakistan where lived until 1981. As part of his religious duties, he re-entered Afghanistan in 1981 to join the armed resistance against the Soviets. He was subsequently captured by the Soviet puppet government and spent a year in the Sherpur Temporary Jail and at the Directorate of National Security. He was released in 1982, and again headed to the front lines in Jawzjan and Saripul provinces. He served in the Kohistanat front line until 1992. From 1992 to 1994, he served as the chief of staff in the 26th Jihadi Division in Saripul. In 1994, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general by then-President Ustad Rabbani. In 2006, President Karzai awarded him with a Medal of Honor for Jihad and Resistance.

 

Sen. Qazi Khadem speaks Dari and Pashto and some Arabic. He traveled to Pakistan in 1978 and 1981, Saudi Arabia in 1981 and 1982, and Iran in 2004. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga as a temporary senator. He is married and has twelve children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Maulana Abdul Rahman Hakimi*

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799444957

 

Senator Al-Haj Maulana Abdul Rahman Hakimi, son of Haji Noor Ahmad, was born in the provincial capital of Ghazni province in 1957. After completing his secondary education, he was admitted to the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences of Kabul University. He holds bachelor's degree in history.

 

Sen. Hakimi previously served as an advisor to the Parliament Ministry and he headed the People’s Council of Ghazni as well as the Consultative Council of Ghazni province. He was also an elected representative to the Emergency Loya Jirga and Constitutional Loya Jirga. In1983, he also served as an administrative staff member the professional reform department of the Kabul University Faculty of Law.

 

Sen. Hakimi speaks Pashto, Dari and English. He is the recipient of an Emergency Loya Jirga Medal and a Constitutional Loya Jirga Medal. He spent time as a refugee in Pakistan. He is married and has five children.

 

*Maulana Abdul Rahman Hakimi was appointed as a senator to the Meshrano Jirga by Presidential Decree No. 1581 dated 19 July 2006.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Sattar

Senator, Baghlan Province

Mobile: 0799568848

 

Senator Abdul Sattar, son of Muhammad Alim, was born in 1959 in the village of Shurab in Dahana Ghori district of Baghlan province. After completion his primary education, he enrolled in Ibn Sina High School. He was imprisoned twice during the period of Communist rule.

 

Sen. Abdul Sattar was appointed administrative director of the anti-government front  in Dahana Ghori during the presidency of Babrak Karmal. After a few years, he traveled to Pakistan as a representative of Baghlan province. For nine years, he provided supplies to the various fronts through Hezb Islami led by Mawla Muhammad Younus Khalis.

 

Sen. Abdul Sattar was imprisoned for one year during Dr. Najibulllah's presidency. He was released following the mujahideen victory during the presidency of Sebghatullah Mojadeddi. He then established a local military regiment and served as its commander. He later served as the district governor of central Baghlan. He later served as district governor of Dahana Ghori district.

 

Sen. Abdul Sattar has traveled to Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Russia. He was introduced as a temporary senator to the Meshrano Jirga. He is married and has 10 children.                                                                                               

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Sabur Farid

Appointed Senator

Phone: 0799304079

 

Senator Abdul Sabur Farid, son of Abdul Shukur, was born in 1951 in the village of Chasham Allah in Kohistan district of Kapisa province. He completed his primary and secondary education in the following places: Gulbahar, Mir Masjidi Khan Secondary School, Numan, Khan Abad, Habibia and Jabul Seraj high schools between 1954 and 1970. He was admitted to the Roshan Teachers’ Training Academy and, after two years of study he was appointed as a teacher at Mir Masjidi Khan High School. After two years of service in the education sector, he was admitted to the Roshan Teachers’ Training Academy again. After completing his education, he was appointed as a teacher at the Gulbahar High School in Parwan province.

 

Sen. Farid sought refuge in Pakistan and Iran immediately after the Communist coup. In 1980, he returned to the country and joined the armed anti-Soviet resistance. During the jihad, he led mujahideen contingents in Parwan and Kapisa. Following the mujahideen victory and establishment of an Islamic government in 1992, he was appointed as first Prime Minister; however, after a short period of time, due to inappropriate conditions, he went to Iran, Switzerland and Pakistan.

 

Sen. Farid joined the anti-Taliban resistance was appointed provincial governor of Parwan for a brief period. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has 10 children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Haj Abdul Ghani Ghani

Senator, Balkh Province

Mobile: 0799 405486

 

Senator Al-Haj Abdul Ghani Ghani, son of Al-Haj Ghulam Muhammad, was born in 1960 in the village of Aaqak Barak in Kishand district of Balkh province. He received a religious education in private schools from 1968 to 1979.

 

When the Communist regime was established, he left the country and lived in Peshawar, Pakistan from 1981 until 1983. In February 1983, he returned to the country but by June 1983 he left for Iran, where he lived until 1986. He returned in March 1986 and attended a medical course organized by an American organization. After a year of study, he graduated in second place and began providing basic health care and first aid services.

 

During the occupation by terrorists, Sen. Ghani lived in the Saudi Arabian cities of Makkah and Medina. He returned to the country in 2001 and started serving his people. He obtained an agreement from the Ministry of Education to establish 17 schools in Kishand. He enrolled 2,500 students and recruited 70 teachers, including himself, along with other staff.

 

Meanwhile, he strove to promote peace by encouraging armed fighters to trade in their weapons for work tools. As a result of his efforts, 700 former mujahideen fighters handed in all their weapons to the government in 2002. He received a DDR medal and letter of appreciation from the President. He also received a silver medal for his participation in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

 

Sen. Ghani was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections in Balkh. He is married and has ten children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Qadir Dostum

Senator, Jowzjan Province

Mobile: 0799 247024

                                                                                   

Senator Abdul Qadir Dostum, son Haji Abdul Rahim Bai, was born in Khwajo Du Koh district of Jowzjan province in 1966. He completed his education at the Institute of Technology for Gas and Petroleum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

                         

Sen. Dostum has served in the following posts: second secretary of the Afghanistan Embassy in Turkey, commander of 53rd Infantry Division of Jowzjan, commander of the City Guard of Mazar-e Sharif, and Charge d'Affairs of the Afghanistan Embassy in Kazakhstan.

 

Sen. Dostum has traveled to Russia, the United States, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. He was a refugee in Turkey for some time. He speaks Dari, Turkish, Uzbeki and Russian.

 

Sen. Dostum is a member of the Junbish-e-Milli Afghanistan Party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through provincial council elections in Jowzjan. He is married and has five children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of  Pohand Abdullah Haqaiqi

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 37747

 

Senator Pohand Abdullah Haqaiqi, son of Haji Aka Mir Jan, was born 1939 in the city of Charikar in Parwan province. In 1945, he enrolled in Noman High School. He graduated in 1957, and in 1958 he was admitted to the Kabul University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. In 1960, the college was converted to the Faculty of Economics and he graduated with a degree in economics, earning high honors. Immediately afterwards, he was appointed as an instructor in the same college.

 

In 1963, he was sent to West Germany to pursue his higher education at the University of Koln. In 1968, after receiving a master’s degree in economics with an emphasis in financial affairs, he returned to Kabul University, where he was reappointed as a instructor in the Faculty of Economics.

 

Sen. Haqaiqi was promoted to the academic rank of pohanmal in 1971 and to the rank of pohandoy in 1974. In 1977, he earned the rank of pohanwal and by 1983, he earned the level of pohaand, or tenured professorship. In 1970, he received a High Medal for Education from King Zahir Shah.

 

Sen. Haqaiqi was also engaged in the following activities:

  • Member of the Constitutional Council of the Afghanistan from 1990 to 1991 (beyond rank – in terms of official government ranking system)
  • Member of the Grand Economic Council of the Cabinet from 1988 to 1990.
  • Chair of the Commission on the Compilation of Higher Education Institution Laws in 1988
  • Chair of the Commission on Economic Affairs in the Office of the President in 1992

 

He has served on dozens of commissions at Kabul University, the Ministry of Higher Education, Office of Administrative Affairs of the President, Ministry of Finance and various banks. He has also taught Islamic subjects in private education institutions, and he taught Islamic economics in the Faculty of Economics of the Kabul University.

 

Sen. Haqaiqi has compiled many books on fiscal and financial issues, and he has written hundreds of academic articles in well-known magazines.

 

He was invited by the Bokhm University of West Germany (the West Germany Exchange Programme - DAAD) as a guest professor for an academic seminar in 1976. He was also invited by the same university to visit Germany’s academic institutions for a period of one month in 2003. 

 

Sen. Haqaiqi was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President in 2005. He is not a member of any political party. He is married and has five children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Abdul Wali Ahmadzai

Senator, Logar Province

Mobilee: 070019603 and 0799669960

 

Senator Abdul Wali Ahmadzai, son of Haji Akbar Khan, was born in 1967 in the village of Chuni in the center of Logar province. After completing his primary and secondary education, he studied health education and pharmacy.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai has worked with international relief organizations, including the International Rescue Committee and CARE. As a refugee in Pakistan, he worked in the field of health education, preventive and curative medicine. He received several appreciation letters. He speaks Dari and Pashto and also knows English.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai is a former member of the Mahaz Milli (National Front) and Harakat-e-Inqelab-e-Islami (Islamic Revolutionary Movement) parties. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections in Logar. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Ataullah*

Senator, Helmand Province

Mobile: 0799168091

 

Senator Haji Ataullah, son of Haji Abdullah, was born in 1953 in the village of Hazar Asp in Khilj district of Helmand province. He completed his primary education in the primary school of Hazaar Asp and his secondary education in the Khilj district high school. Afterwards, he worked in the private sector. After the creation of the Communist regime, he joined the anti-Soviet resistance from Pakistan.

 

He served as mujahideen commander for Jamiat-e Islami, the Islamic Community Party. After the mujahideen victory, Sen. Haji Ataullah returned to Afghanistan, where he was appointed as deputy governor of Helmand. He opposed  Taliban rule.

 

Sen. Ataullah traveled to Iran, Pakistan and India. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Helmand. He was married, with thirteen children.

 

*Sen. Haji Ataullah passed away on 29 March 2006 due to health complications.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Abdul Wahid Karezwal

Senator, Helmand Province

Phone: 0799 271 363 and 070 780 404

 

Senator Haji Abdul Wahid Karezwal, son of Haji Abdul Majid, was born in 1968 in the village of Karez in Lashkar Gah, Helmand. He completed the 12th grade in Lashkar Gah. He joined the anti-Soviet resistance and led a mujahideen faction. After the mujahideen victory, he abandoned his weapons and became a farmer.

 

From 1998 to 2005, he served in the Buost Enterprise of Helmand province. He is currently a grade eight employee. In addition to living in Pakistan as a refugee, he also traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2004 to undertake the Haj pilgrimage. He speaks Dari and Pashto.

 

Sen. Karezwal was introduced in May 2006 as a temporary senator following the death of Sen. Haji Ataullah. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Ghulam Farooq Farahi

Senator, Farah Province

Mobile: 0799 889 912

 

Senator Ghulam Farooq Farahi, son of Haji Abdul Qudos, was born in 1965 in the village of Dahzak in Balabulok district of Farah province. He completed high school.

 

Sen. Farahi is a former police colonel. He has traveled to Pakistan and Iran. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Farah. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Fazel Karim Mahmoodi

Senator, Nimroz Province

Mobile: 0799 680 570

 

Senator Fazel Karim Mahmoodi, son of Muhammad Nabi, was born in 1954 in the district of Kang in Nimroz province. He entered primary school in Kandahar in 1961, and completed his secondary education in Nimroz.

 

In 1975, he was admitted to the Faculty of Literature of Kabul University. In 1978, he received a bachelor's degree in Pashto. Sen. Mahmoodi worked as teacher for one year after graduation. In 1980, due to the state of political and social conditions, he fled to Iran where he lived as a refugee for 15 years.

 

He returned to Afghanistan in 1994 and was appointed as a teacher in Farkhi High School and later to the Teacher Training Institute of Zaranj. He established some courses and the “Avaiy-e- Zarang (The Sound of Zaranj) Cultural Association. After the fall of the Taliban, he officially registered the Association and served as a member of its leadership council. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of “Saday-e-Nimroz (The Voice of Nimroz)” and “Nedai Jawan.”

 

Sen. Mahmoodi speaks Dari, Pashto and Balochi. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Haj Faqir Mohammed Ahmadi

Senator, Samangan Province

Mobile: 0799 043 771 and 0798 014 070

 

Senator Al-Haj Faqeer Mohammed Ahmadi, son of Khan Zada, was born in 1961 in the village of Qara Ghach of Aibak, Samangan to a farming family. In 1968, he was enrolled to the Joyee Zhwandun School in Aibak.

 

In 1980, after completing the twelfth grade, he joined the mujahideen resistance. In 1982, he went to Pakistan, where he undertook military and political courses. He returned to Afghanistan in the same year.

 

After the victory of the mujahideen, Sen. Ahmadi was appointed commander of the 12th Battalion of the 512th Detachment, and later as chief of the 757th Regiment of the 19th Division of Samangan. With the arrival of the Taliban, he went to Pakistan. He then joined the Taliban resistance front in the north of Afghanistan. After the fall of the Taliban and the establishment of an interim administration, Sen. Ahmadi was appointed as an employee by Hairatan Liquid Gas Company of Balkh province, where he worked for three years.

 

Sen. Ahmadi was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Samangan. He has traveled to Saudi Arabia via Pakistan for Haj in 1992, and in 2004, he went to Uzbekistan for medical treatement. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki, Turkmeni and English. He is a member of the National Movement Party of Afghanistan. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Qurban Ali Urfani

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 249 450

                       

Senator Quran Ali Urfani, son of Ibrahim, was born in 1941 in the district of Yakawlang in Bamiyan province. He received a religious education and studied under the respected scholar Sheikh Musa Kalani. He completed his higher education between 1968 and 1977 at the Alemia Najaf-e-Ashraf in Iraq, where he earned a bachelor of arts in Islamic education. After his studies, he served as a teacher of Islamic sciences and preacher in Afghanistan.

 

Sen. Urfani worked alongside the mujahideen and in 1980 he founded the first military-political organization of its kind, Sazeman-e-Nasre Afghanistan. In 1988, after the establishment of Hizb Wahdat, he served as a prominent member of the central council of the party. In 1995, he was selected as the first deputy. During the Taliban regime, Sen. Urfani served as a member of the leadership council of Afghanistan Islamic United Front (Resistance Front), which was chaired by Ustad Rabbani.

 

After the Bonn Agreement, Sen. Urfaani performed his national duty and served as an advisor to the president in tribal affairs.

 

Sen. Urfaani has published various books on a variety of political, social, religious and historical topics. His books include Enjoining Good, Preventing Evil; Patience from a Quranic Perspective; A Review of Political, Social and Historical Transitions in Bamiyan; Hizb Wahdat: From Congress to Congress; and Islamic Ethics: A Series of Lessons Learned from the Jihad.

 

Sen. Urfani founded the Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque and the Mosque's cultural organization in 2004. He is the founder of the Mosque and director of the organization.  The religious and cultural center is located in Char Qala-e-Chardehi along Darulaman Road in Kabul. The cultural center offers courses on the Quran, geography, language and religious ethics. Students of this center include both girls and boys. The center also has a public library.

 

Sen. Urfani has traveled on political missions to the United States and several Asian and European countries, including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Switzerland and Japan. He headed a delegation of the Islamic United Front for negotiations with the Taliban. These trips took place between 2000 and 2001.

 

Sen. Urfani speaks Dari, Pashto and Arabic. He is currently the chair of the Islamic Unity Party of the Afghan Nation. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has 12 children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Qamar Khosti

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070 286 393

 

Senator Qamar Khosti, daughter of Shir Ahmad Khosti, was born in the Mandozi district of Khost province in 1960. She completed her primary education at Nazo Ana School and her secondary education at Zarghuna High School in Kabul.

 

In 1979, she worked as a teacher and in 1980 she joined the Faculty of Education of Nangarhar University. In 1983, she received a bachelor's degree in education. As a result of the war, Sen. Khosti traveled to Pakistan in 1984 where she spent 13 years. During this time, she taught Afghan refugee children in her neighborhood. Sen. Khosti returned to Afghanistan after the establishment of the interim government in 2002. She then volunteered with the Afghan Academic Association in Khost province.

 

Sen. Khosti was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President in 2005. She speaks Pashto, Dari and English. She is married and has seven children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Kubra Aman

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 201 564 and 070 286 393

 

Senator Kubra Aman, daughter of Mohammed Aman, was born in 1949 in the village of Qalatak in Kuz Kunar district. She completed her primary and intermediate education at Allahi High School in Nangarhar province and her secondary education at Ayesha Durrani High School in Kabul. After graduating from high school, she was appointed as a teacher at Allahi High School. At the same time, she enrolled in the Teacher Training Institute of Nangarhar, completing her studies in 1971.

 

Sen. Aman served as a teacher in Allahi High School and Miya Omar High School. She was also a principal at Bibi Ayesha Sidiqa, Shaheed Muhammad Arif and Allahi high schools in Nangarhar.

 

Sen. Aman went to Pakistan during the reign of the Taliban, and in 1994 she joined an Afghan German organization based in Peshawar, where she taught literacy and vocational skills to Afghan women. She participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

 

Sen. Aman has been awarded a promotion as well as a month’s bonus salary. She speaks Pashto, Dari and is familiar with English. She is not affiliated with a political party. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has four children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Kubra Mustafawi

Senator, Maidan Wardak Province

Mobile: 070 205 283

 

Senator Kubra Mustafawi, daughter of Sayed Ahmad, was born in 1968 in the village of Sanglakht in Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province. Due to a lack of security and Taliban violence, she moved to Pakistan, where she earned a bachelor's degree.

 

After completing her education, Sen. Mustafawi served as a teacher in the Cultural Organization of Afghanistan and as a teacher of ethics in her local neighborhood. She also served as a member of the editorial committee of “The Culture of Service” publication. She has written numerous articles for Gushayesh and Misaaq. She speaks Dari, Arabic and English.

 

Sen. Mustafawi was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through provincial council elections in Maidan Wardak province. She is married and has two children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Ganga Ram

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070 277 995

 

Senator Ganga Ram, son of Chapla Ram, was born in Kandahar province in 1947. He is a graduate of Mirwais High School in Kandahar.

 

Sen. Ganga Ram has served as a member of the Revolutionary Council. He is a member of the Commission on Planning and Budget and he served on the Constitutional Commission of Afghanistan in the previous government. He received two medals and two letters of appreciation for his service. In addition to India, Sen. Ram has traveled to several other countries as well. He is skilled in business and speaks Pashto, Dari, English, Hindi, Urdu and Sindhi.

 

Sen. Ram was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President in 2005. He is married and has two children.

                               

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mahboob Khan

Senator, Helmand Province

Mobile: 0799 679 861

 

Senator Haji Mahboob Khan, son Haji Mohammed Zarif Khan, was born in 1955 in the village of Hazar Juft in Garm Ser district of Helmand province. He completed his education in the Agriculture High School of Helmand province in 1976.

 

Sen. Mahboob Khan was appointed as a teacher in Garmser in 1977, and he later joined the military service. From 1978 to 1980, he served as the director of promotion in the Kajaki district of Helmand province. He later fled to Pakistan. Between 1984 and 1989, he served as an agriculture worker in a refugee camp in Balochistan. From 1993 to 1999, he worked with the Helmand MCI as an agriculture worker. From 1999 until the National Assembly elections, he worked as an agriculture worker with CADG in Helmand. In early March 2004, he traveled to Thailand for a one and a half month course organized by CADG. He speaks Dari and Pashto.

 

Sen. Haji Mahboob Khan was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through provincial council elections in Helmand. He is married and has three children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Pohanwal Mahbooba Huqoqmal

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070 275 112

 

Senator Pohanwal Mahbooba Huqoqmal, daughter of Noor Mohammed, was born in  Kabul province in 1944. In 1950, she was admitted to Zarghuna Ana School in Kandahar. Beginning in 1955, she continued her studies at Malalai High School in Kabul, where she skipped two grades upon examinations. She graduated in 1961 and enrolled in the Kabul University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. She received her bachelor's in 1965 and joined the university as a teacher.

 

In 1981, she was appointed head of the international relations department of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and continued her services in that capacity until the Taliban came to power. She served on the academic council of the Law Faculty, the academic council of the university, the university commission on academic promotions, the university commission on publications, the editorial board of the University’s social sciences magazine and she served as a member of the University’s academic research commission.

 

Sen. Huqoqmal served as the dean of the Faculty of Law and Director of the Women’s Association in 1993. With the arrival the Taliban in 1996, she went to Pakistan, where she taught at the Umahatu’al Mominin University in Peshawar. In 1998, she headed the Commission on Defending Women Rights in Peshawar. She was invited as a civil society representative to the Bonn Agreement.

 

Sen. Huqoqmal was appointed as the first deputy to the chair of the commission of the Emergency Loya Jirga. Meanwhile, she served as the elected dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Kabul University. She was also a commission member  at Emergency and Constitutional loya jirgas. In 2004, she served as the Minister for Women's Affairs and director of Afghan Women Lawyers’ Association.

 

During her 35 years of work, she received a medal of education in 1968 and 1978, a  medal of honor, as well as first and second grade letters of appreciation in 1985 and 1986. In 2003, she received a human rights award from an American organization. She speaks Dari, Pashto, English and some French.

 

Sen. Huqoqmal compiled and researched several books including, Political Approach of Third World Countries, Loya Jirgas and Its Role in the Constitution of Afghanistan and The Role of International Conferences. She has also written numerous of academic, research and social articles.

 

Sen. Huqoqmal went to Pakistan as a refugee twice and has traveled to France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, the United States, Iran, South Korea, India and the former U.S.S.R.

 

Sen. Huqoqmal was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has six children. She is not a member of any political party.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Ms. Habibi

Senator, Badghis Province

Mobile: 0799 298 621

 

 

Senator Habibi, daughter of Habibullah, was born in Qala Nau, Badghis in 1966. She completed her education at the Kabul Institute of Medical Sciences in 1980. Between 1981 and 1985, she worked as a nurse in the Public Health Maternity Hospital of Badghis province.

 

Sen. Habibi has received four letters of appreciation from the Badghis Office of the Governor and a letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Public Health.

 

Sen. Habibi is not a member of any political party. She was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Badghis. In 2005, she traveled to Dubai for a conference on globalization. She is married and has six children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Muslima Husseini

Appointed Senator

Phone: 0799 324 697 and 070 219808

 

Senator Muslima Husseini, daughter of Sayed Abdul Haq, was born in Faizabad, Badakhshan in 1959. She completed her primary and secondary education at Makhfee Badakhshir Girls’ High School in 1977 and her higher education in 1981 from the Faculty of Islamic Law of Kabul University. After completing an internship program in the Supreme Court and a grand judiciary course, she was appointed as a lawyer in the family courts.

 

In 1986, Sen. Husseini went to Pakistan, where she served as a teacher in Bibi Ayesha Sidiqa School between 1988 and 2002. She returned to Afghanistan in 2002, and in 2003 was appointed as a teacher in Bibi Sara School in Kabul. In the same year, she was honored to be able to participate in the Constitutional Loya Jirga. In 2004, she was appointed as a teacher in Ahmad Shah Baba Girls’ School and continued teaching until she joined the Meshrano Jirga. Sen. Husseini is a recipient of a Constitutional Loya Jirga medal.

 

Sen. Husseini was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She speaks Dari, Pashto, English and Urdu.  She is married and has six children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Engineer Mohammed Afzal Ahmadzai

Senator, Kabul Province

Phone: 0799 193193 and 0799 868440

 

Senator Mohammed Afzal Ahmadzai, son of Haji Shadi Khan, was born in 1957 in the village of Malang in Khak Jabar district of Kabul province. He completed his primary and intermediate education in the Khord Kabul Intermediate School and his secondary education at Chahar Asyab High School in Kabul province.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai traveled to Saudi Arabia in 1956, and in 1959 he joined the engineering faculty in Shah Faisal University. In 1984, he received a degree in architecture. During this period he received an appreciation letter from the Olympic Committee of Saudi Arabia. While a student, he also served as a representative of the Jamiat-e Islami Party, and as a political representative of the Itehad-e Islami Party in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Sen. Ahmadzai was appointed a commander in the southeastern zone of Kabul province in 1985. After the mujahideen victory, he served as the director of housing of the Ministry of Public Works and later as commander of 839th jihad southeastern zone.

 

During the reign of the Taliban, Sen. Ahmadzai was appointed as the political representative of Itehad-e Islami. In order to find a political solution and save the country from the Taliban, he traveled to European countries and participated in many conferences and seminars.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai returned to the country after the fall of the Taliban and served as commander of the southeastern zone. In 2003, he received a letter of appreciation from the President for joining the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) process.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai founded the Haji Nazir Mina residential area which will provide 50,000 people with housing.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai participated in the Association of Islamic Countries Engineering Conference held in Egypt in 1988 and in 1989 in Karachi, Pakistan. In 1987, Sen. Ahmadzai participated in the Annual Conference of the Association of Muslims in Manchester, England as the head of an Afghan delegation. He has traveled to many Arab, European, African and Asian countries. He speaks Pashto, Dari, English and Arabic.

 

He was a member of the Executive Committee of Islamic Unity Faction and later joined the National Islamic Authority Party of Afghanistan (Iqtedar Millie). He currently serves as the director of tribal affairs for the party.

 

Sen. Ahmadzai was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections in Kabul province. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mohammed Akbar Wahdat

Senator, Faryab Province

Mobile: 0799 373179

 

Senator Haji Muhammad Akbar, son of Haji Sultan, was born in 1958 in the sixth municipal district of Faryab province.

 

He completed his primary, intermediate and secondary education in 1979 in Maimana, the provincial capital of Faryab. He enrolled in the Faculty of Economics of Kabul University in 1980. He received his bachelor’s degree  in 1983, and between 1984 and October 1987 he served as the director of economy and planning in Faryab. In October 1987, he was drafted into the military and served his term until February 1990. After completing his service, he received his completion certification for his services from the Platoon of Communications, 35th Regiment of the 18th Infantry Division.

 

Sen. Wahdat served as the director of a commercial company from February 1990 to July 2005. He has traveled to Turkey, Bulgaria, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran, India, Uzbekistan, China and Dubai for business. He also went to Saudi Arabia in 2003 for the Haj pilgrimage. He speaks Pashto, Dari and some English.

 

Sen. Wahdat was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Faryab. He is not a member of any political party. He is married and has nine children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Anwar Muradi

Senator, Nimroz

Mobile: 0799 677985

 

Senator Muhammad Anwar Muradi, son of Ghulam Muhammad, was born in 1954 in the village of Jumma Khan in Keng district of Nimroz province. After completing his primary and secondary education, he joined the Faculty of Science of Kabul University in 1975. He obtained a bachelor's degree in biology in 1978. He was later appointed as a teacher in Farkhi High School in Nimroz.

 

In 1980, he traveled to Iran and joined the mujahideen front. Following the mujahideen victory in 1992, he returned to his country and was appointed as an audit manager in the Nimroz Department of Education, but he was dismissed when the Taliban took power.

 

With the establishment of the interim government in 2001, he was appointed as the head of the department of science in the Nimroz Department of Education and he served as a teacher in Farkhi High School from 2002 to 2005.

 

Sen. Muradi was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Nimroz. He is married and has six children. 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mohammed Baqi Sharifi

Senator, Dai Kundi Province

Mobile: 079911890

 

Senator Haji Mohammed Baqir Sharifi, son of Mohammed Tahi, was born in the district of Miramoor of Dai Kundi province to a farming family on June 15, 1954. He received a basic education in mosques studying under religious teachers. He completed his secondary education at Imam Sadiq Madarasa of Shahristan and his higher education in Mashhad, Iran.

 

In 1976, he joined the military and in 1978 he completed his military service in the police department of Maidan Wardak province. He played an outstanding and focal role at the start of the anti-Soviet resistance in 1979 along with the Shahirstan and Dai Kundi scholars.

 

Sen. Sharifi provided valuable cultural services for Afghan refugees based in Iran in the 1980s. He worked hard to establish cultural and sports centers for youth refugees. He created singing groups, established speaking circles, wrote articles and poetry known to all refugee youth in Mashhad who took part in his activities.

 

Sen. Sharifi was appointed as the deputy of the cultural commission of Wahdat-e-Islami party in Shahristan district when he returned to Afghanistan. Through his position, he strove to organize activities in boys and girls schools. He is the founder and director of the “Forogh-e-Wahdat” publication. Although resources were limited, he took the responsibility of typing, copying and organizing the paper, and recruited writers, students and scholars to contribute material. In 1998, as a result of the oppression of the Taliban, he traveled as a refugee to Pakistan and Iran. In Iran, he provided services to Afghan refugees as the secretary of the representative office of Wahdat-e-Islami party in Tehran.

 

His writings are listed below:

 

  • Poetry, articles published in the Payam-e-Mustazefeen magazine, Hublelah and Wahdat weekly.
  • A critic of the mujahideen government
  • Government Structure From the Perspective of Imam Ali

 

Sen. Sharifi speaks Dari and Arabic. He is married and has six children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Haj Mohammed Hassan Hotak

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 070 353 124

 

Senator Al-Haj Mohammed Hassan Hotak, son of Al-Haj Shir Yaqub Khan, was born in the village of Mandin Khel in Shikai district of Zabul province in 1953. He completed his primary education at Shah Alam Primary School in Shikey and in 1966 he enrolled in Ibn Sina High School in Kabul and graduated in 1971. In 1972, he enrolled in the Teachers Training Institute of Kandahar and graduated in 1974 with an emphasis in physics and mathematics.

 

Sen. Hotak was appointed as a teacher at Sheikh Matti in 1974. In 1975 he was appointed as a senior teacher in Shah Alam School. He was later appointed as the director of the same school in 1977. In 1979, he traveled to Pakistan as a refugee and joined the mujahideen front and participated in the resistance until the victory of the mujahideen government. He returned to the country during the presidency of Hazrat Sebghatullah Mojadeddi. After the fall of the Taliban and creation of the interim government, he was appointed as director of the finance department, a position he held until he became a senator.

 

Sen. Hotak received a letter of appreciation for his service from the governor of Zabul. He speaks Pashto and Dari and English. In 2006, he undertook an official trip to Dubai. He is a former member of Hezb Islami.

 

Sen. Hotak was appointed to the Senate by the Meshrano Jirga. He is married and has eight children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Hassan Ghazi Zadah

Senator, Paktia Province

Mobile: 0799 386495

                          

Senator Mohammed Ghazi Zadah, son of Lt. Col. Neamat Khan, was born in 1962 in the village of Neamat Abad in Gomal district of Paktia province. He is a high school graduate.

 

Sen. Ghazi Zadah has served as a commander and a tribal leader. He has a background in security and education. He is the recipient of a letter of appreciation for his services. He speaks Pashto and Dari. He spent time in Pakistan as a refugee. He is a former member of Hezb Islami. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections in Paktia. He is married and has 12 children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Hanif Hanifi

Senator, Uruzgan Province

Phone: 0799 357 893

 

Senator Mohammed Hanif Hanifi, son of Mohammed Rafiq, was born in the village of Kuchak in Khas district of Uruzgan province in 1962. He completed his high school education at Shah Zaman High school.

 

Sen. Hanifi holds the rank of high captain. He once served as the commander of a company in the 593rd Brigade of Tirin Kot and later as the head of operations of the same brigade. He speaks Dari and Pashto.

 

Sen. Hanifi was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga as a temporary senator through the 2005 provincial council elections in Uruzgan. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Rangin Mashkuwani

Senator, Badghis Province

Mobile: 0799 279 347

 

Senator Mohammed Ranginn Mashkuwani, son of Haji Abdul Rahim, was born in Qalai Nau, Badghis in 1951. He is a high school graduate.

 

In 1992, Sen. Mashkuwani served as the Chief of Police of Badghis province. In 2003, he was deputy governor of Badghis. He was a jihadi commander and served as the deputy director of security and deputy chief of police. He is the recipient of letters of appreciation for his service. In 1994, on the basis of a presidential decree, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

 

In 1983 and 1996, he traveled to Iran and Pakistan and, in 2003, he traveled to India. Sen. Mashkuwani was formerly a member of Jamiat Islami Party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 provincial council elections of Badghis. He is married and has 13 children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mohammed Zaman Muhiby (known as Bahlool)

Senator, Bamiyan Province

Mobile: 55529170, 0799 165908

 

Senator Haji Mohammed Muhibi, also known as Bahlool, son of Muhib Ali Beck, was born in 1961 in the village of Fatoye Surkh Joy in Waras district of Bamiyan province. He completed his education in military school and he studied in the military academy in Kabul. He completed his education in the field of medicine as a medical assistant (doctor’s assistant) in Pakistan.

 

Sen. Haji Mohammed Zaman Muhibi was a political prisoner in Pul-e Charkhi Prison from 1981 to 1983. He lived in Pakistan from 1986 to 1988 to study medicine. Sen. Muhibi served as an officer in the 18th division of Balkh and the 25th division of Khost from 1984 to 1985. Beginning in 1988, he provided medical services. He also worked in the areas of social services, rural development, education and culture.

 

Sen. Muhibi wrote unpublished articles entitled, “Tactics of Guerrilla War,” “Ambush and Counter-Ambush,” “First Aid in Areas Lacking Doctors and Health Centers,” and “The Assistance of the Beast of Burden in the Mountains.” He speaks Dari, Pashto and English. He was in Pakistan and Iran, between 1986 and 1972.

 

Sen. Muhibi was indirectly to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Bamiyan province. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Engineer Mohammed Arif Sarwari

Senator, Panjshir province

Mobile: 0799 311937

Email: afgagovadvisov@yahoo.com

                                  

Senator Engineer Mohammed Arif Sarwari, son of Al-Haj Mohammed Usman, was born in the Deh Mazang area of Kabul in 1961. He completed his primary education in 1974 at Ghazi Mohammed Ayub Khan Primary School and graduated from eighth grade of Naderia High School in 1977. He then joined a technical institute and in 1962 graduated from the fourteenth grade of that institute in the field of electricity and electronics with flying colors.

 

Sen. Sarwari was the first person who defended his diploma on the subject of auto buses and their urban systems written in Russian. Later, he was introduced to the second semester of the third class of Kabul Polytechnic; however, he did not continue his education due to political problems and traveled to Panjshir in September 1982 to join the anti-Soviet resistance. He worked as the head of communications committee of Shura-e-Nazar in the Panjshir front, and following the mujahideen victory in 1992, he was appointed as Chief of Security of Kabul and later as the first deputy of National Security Directorate.

 

After the occupation of Kabul by the Taliban in 1994, Sen. Sarwari worked as an assistant and political and security advisor to Afghanistan's national hero and martyr, Ahmad Shah Masoud. After the Bonn Agreement and the establishment of an interim government, he was appointed as the chief of the National Security Directorate. He served in that post until 2003. He was later appointed as an advisor to the Minister for Government Affairs. He completed a six month study of law and journalism at Kabul University.

 

Sen. Sarwari resigned from his post as an advisor in order to run in Provincial Council elections in Panjshir. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga after receiving six out of nine votes in the Provincial Council elections of Panjshir.

 

Sen. Sarwari received cash bonuses and he was promoted to the rank of major general in 1984 by the mujahideen government of President Burhanuddin Rabbani. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in 2002 by President Hamid Karzai. He is the recipient of a letter of appreciation from the Masoud Foundation. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Russian and English.

 

Between 2001 and 2003, he made official trips to Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Russia, France, Germany, United States, India, Poland, UK, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and the United Arabic Emirates in order to strengthen Afghanistan's security structures and to seek cooperation and assistance form allies.

 

Sen. Sarwari is a member of the Afghanistan Islamic Education Party. He is married and has a son and two daughters.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Haj Mohammed Alam Izadyar

Temporary Senator, Panjshir Province

Mobile: 070 274 689

 

Senator Al-Haj Mohammed Alam Izadyar, son of Al-Haj Mohammed Aslam Khan, was born in the village of Bazarak in Panjshir province in 1963. He completed his primary and secondary education in schools located in Parande of Bazarak from 1969 to 1977 and his high school education in Ibn Sina High School in Kabul from 1978 to 1981. He holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in Islamic sciences and teacher training from the Institute of Islamic Sciences and Teacher Training in Peshawar, Pakistan.

 

He continued his education from 1991 to 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and political sciences and he majored in administration and diplomacy at Pakistan University of Political Sciences and Kabul University. He has also received other educational documents and certificates in journalism, administration and production of TV programs from institutions in Iran, Germany and Japan.

 

While serving as a teacher in Parande School in Panjshir, Sen. Izadyar also participated in the jihad against the Red Army in Panjshir and the Shamali Plains. He was a deputy organizer of an exhibition of the Afghan jihad in Peshawar in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 he served as the editor-in-chief of Sobh-e Peroozi, the Dawn of Triumph gazette and the Information Dissemination Body of the Mujahideen Interim Government in Peshawar, Pakistan. After the Islamic Revolution in 1992, he served as international news director for the state-run Bakhtar News Agency. He was also deputy general director of Bakhtar News Agency in 1996.

 

Sen. Izadyar headed RTA Takhar during the resistance period. From 1997 to 2001, he was the director of the Department of Information and Culture in Parwan province. In 2001, he was responsible for the first independent radio in Afghanistan, the Voice of Peace. From 2001 to 2002, he served as RTA director. From 2002 to 2004, he served as the deputy to the general director of RTA. Afterwards, he served as deputy director of Afghan Advertisements. From 2004 to 2005, he served as the director of the Panjshir Department of Information, Culture and Tourism.

 

Sen. Izadyar was an elected representative to the Emergency Loya Jirga. He also participated in international conferences and discussions in Iran, India, Turkey, Germany, England, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He was imprisoned for two years in Pul-e-Charkhi Prison for his resistance activities against the Soviets.

 

Sen. Izadyar translated “Al-Azer-ul-Alam-ul-Islami” into Dari for Irshad magazine. Similarly, he has written and published dozens of articles on political, social and cultural issues in local gazettes as well as newspapers.

 

Sen. Izadyar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga after winning by an absolute majority in the 2005 Provincial Council elections of Panjshir. He is a former member of Jamiat-e Islami. He is not affiliated with a political party currently. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Omar Sherzad

Senator, Kandahar Province

Mobile: 0799 484 288

Email: O-shirzad@yahoo.com

 

 

Senator Mohammed Sherzad, son of Haji Abdul Samad, was born in 1965 in the village of Pashmul in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province. He completed the twelfth grade at Ahmad Shah Baba High School in Kandahar. In addition to being a businessman, Sen. Sherzad served as a jihadi commander and he headed the national security council for the southwestern zone. He speaks Pashto, Dari and English.

 

Sen. Shirzad has traveled to the United States, Pakistan and several European, Asian countries and Gulf countries. He is a member of the Hezb-e-Islami party of Malawi Muhammad Khalis. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga as a temporary senator through the 2005 provincial council elections in Kandahar province. He is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Pohanyar Dr. Mohammed Umar Samim

Senator, Herat Province

Mobile: 070 402943 and 0799 360 696

 

Senator Pohanyar Al-Haj Dr. Mohammed Umar Samim, son of Haji Noor Ahmad, was born in 1961 in the village of Rowza in Guzara district of Herat province. He completed his primary and secondary education at Wazir Fatah Khan High School. He graduated with high scores in 1978. He received his degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Kabul University, where he studied between 1979 and 1985.

 

From 1986 to 1991, Sen. Samim worked for Swedish organization based in Peshawar, Pakistan. He established basic health clinics in remote areas under mujahideen control in Herat. Between 1992 and 1993, Sen. Samim worked as a doctor at the internal ward of Herat regional hospital, and from 1993 to 1995 served as a senior doctor in the same hospital. From 1996 to 1998, he headed the Noor Hospital in Herat. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as the director of the Department of Public Health in Herat.

 

From 1992 to 2005, in addition to his practice, he taught at the Faculty of Medicine at Herat University. He also founded a health magazine called “Health Message.”

 

During his 20 years of service, Sen. Samim participated in 21 conferences, workshops and academic seminars. He has participated in the following conferences Health management system in 1998 at Agha Khan University; Tropical diseases in 2003 at Shiraz University, Community-based response on HIV/AIDS at Chaing Mai University in Thailand; and Encouraging public cooperation for blood donation in 2003 in Zurich, Switzerland. He has also participated in locally-organized workshops and seminars on planning, basic medicine, tuberculosis, nutrition, psychological problems, management, budgeting and finance in Kabul, Jalalabad and Herat between 1993 and 2004.

 

In 1993 he received a second-class letter of appreciation. In 2003 and 2004, he also received third-class letters of appreciation from the Ministry of Public Health. He has published a book on digestive system diseases, a subject taught at the Faculty of Medicine at Heart University.

 

Sen. Samim was an elected representative to the Emergency Loya Jirga. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Herat. He is not a member of any political party. He is married and has six children.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mohammed Isa Shinwari

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 822 628

 

Senator Haji Mohammed Isa Shinwary, son of Mir Afzal Khan, was born in 1930 in the village of Ghani Khel in Shinwar district of Nangarhar province. He completed his primary and private education under the tutelage of religious scholars.

 

Sen. Shinwari, who is a tribal leader, has been active in solving tribal and regional issues in community gatherings and jirgas. He is the recipient of a medal and a cash bonus for his work between the public and the government.

 

Sen. Shinwari lived in Pakistan as a refugee. He speaks Pashto and Dari. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has two children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Kabeer Marzban

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 419 331

Email: kabeer marzban 2006@yahoo.com

 

Senator Mohammed Kabir Marzban, son of Juma Khan, was born in the center of Darqud district of Takhar province in 1955. He completed his education through the fourteenth grade at Abu Hanifa Madrassa in the Bagrami district of Kabul province.

 

Sen. Marzban worked as a Soviet-resistance commander with the 55th Jihadi Division of Takhar and as an advisor to the Minister of Tribal Affairs beginning in the interim government period through the presidential elections in 2004. He also served as governor of Takhar during his tenure as ministerial advisor.

 

Sen. Marzban is familiar with economics, agriculture, administration, education and Islamic law.

 

Sen. Marzban received a bonus in addition to an appreciation letter from Ahmad Shah Masood for the capture of the 55th Division of Takhar province. Similarly, he received letters of appreciation from President Karzai for his outstanding participation in resistance the invaders. He is also the recipient of letters of appreciation from UNAMA and ISAF. He holds the rank of lieutenant general.

 

Sen. Marzban has traveled to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, India, Germany, Belgium, France and Turkey. He speaks Dari, Uzbek, and Pashto. He is familiar with Arabic and English. Sen. Marzban is the chairman of the Afghanistan National Islamic Justice Party. He was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. He is married and has six children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Nasser Atayeee

Senator, Herat Province

Mobile: 0799 541776, 070 284 711

 

Senator Mohammed Nasser Attaey, son of Al-Haj Abdul Karim Atayee, was born in 1970 the village of Reg in Zindajan district of Herat province.

 

He completed his basic education in his home area, his intermediate education in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his higher education at the International Islamic University in Islamabad of Pakistan, from where he received bachelor's and master's degrees in Arabic literature.

 

Sen. Atayee worked as an instructor in the Faculty of Arabic Language and Literature and Islamic Research in Peshawar, Pakistan from 1999 to 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as an instructor at University of Herat. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as an Internet site reporter in Kabul. From 2004 to 2005, he worked for the International Organization for Development of Law (IDLO) in Kabul and later, he served as an instructor in the Faculty of Literature and Social Sciences of Herat University.

 

He has published articles in Arabic. Sen. Atayee has traveled to Iran, Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Arabic and English.

 

Sen. Atayee is the recipient of several letters of appreciation for his service. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Herat. He is married and has two children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Hashim Ortaq

Senator, Faryab Province

Mobile: 0799 373 148 and 070 476 363

 

Senator Mohammed Hashim Ortaq, son of Haji Mohammed Omar, was born in 1955 in the village of Ghazari in Khwaji Sabz Posh district of Faryab province. He studied at Dahano Primary School in Khwaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab in 1962. In 1973, he studied at the Secondary Technical High School in Kabul. In 1976, he enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering of Kabul University. He received a degree in electrical engineering.

 

In 1981, he joined the National Security Department. In 1983, he was promoted to  deputy manager and in 1985 he became deputy director of the Ghazni Security Directorate. In 1986, he worked as a simple employee in the Bala Buluck district of Farah province. Following that, he was appointed to the 89th Directorate of National Security in Kabul. In early 1988, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of Security in Faryab province.

 

Following the collapse of Dr. Najibullah’s regime and the establishment of the Islamic State of Afghanistan in 1992, he became director of security in Faryab province. In 1995, he was deputy director of national security in Mazar-e-Sharif. With the arrival of the Taliban in 1998, he went to Turkmenistan. During the anti-Taliban resistance, he worked as a security director for Junbish-e-Milli in its Mashhad, Iran offices.

 

With the fall of the Taliban and the establishment of the the interim government, he was appointed as the director of security for Faryab. In 1984 and 1987, he received significant promotions from the Ministry of National Security. He is the recipient of medals for military services, bravery, a class-three star, as well as letters of commendation.

 

In 1981 and 1987 he traveled to Uzbekistan and Russia for short term training on security issues. In 1994, he went to Turkey for tourism. He traveled to Tajikistan as part of a government delegation in 1995. He has also visited Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan on business.

 

Sen. Ortaq speaks Pashto, Dari, Uzbeki and Turkmeni. He also knows English and Russian. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections. He is a member of Junbish-e-Milli. He is married and has six children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Mohammed Younus (Shireen Aqa)

Senator, Baghlan province

Mobile: 070 616506

 

 

Senator Mohammed Younus (also known as Shireen Aqa), son of Mohammed Rasul, was born in 1961 in the district of Nahrin in Baghlan province. In 1968, he joined Nahrin High School and he graduated from Umar Farooq High School in Pul-e Khumri.

 

Sen. Younus joined the mujahideen front in 1979 and served as a commander of mujahideen in Nahrin for 13 years. Sen. Younus handed in his weapon after the mujahideen victory and launched his own business. From March 21, 1988 to September 29, 1988, he traveled to Pakistan for medical treatment. In 2005 he went to Dubai for a globalization seminar.

 

Sen. Younus speaks Dari and Pashto. He is not affiliated with any political party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through provincial council elections. He is married and has sixteen children.

                                     

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Al-Haj Pohyalai Khwaja Mahmood Rashid

Senator, Parwan Province

Mobile: 0700 022642

 

Senator Al-Haj Khwaja Mahmood Rashid, son of Al-Haj Mawlawi Khwaja Mohammed was born in 1969 in the village of Sejid Dara in Parwan province. He completed his basic education in his village. In 1981 he went to Pakistan.

 

During his stay in Pakistan, he continued his education and received his high school diploma in 1984 from the Imam Abu Hanifa Madrasa. In September 1984, he joined the Faculty of Islamic Law of Dawat ul-Jihad University. In 1988, he received his bachelor's degree and joined the Science and Technology University of Refugees in Pakistan. Within one year, he received his post-BA diploma from that university.

 

In late 1989, he joined the Dawat ul-Jihad University for a master's program in Islamic science. He received his master's in jurisprudence in 1994. Between 1991 and 1992, while he was still a student, he taught at Sayed Jamaludin High School. He returned to Afghanistan after the mujahideen victory in 1992.

 

Sen. Rashid was appointed to the General Department of Islamic Promotion in 1995. After armed conflict began between the mujahideen forces, he fled the country again. After 2001, he returned with the goal of teaching Islam. In 2002, he was appointed as an instructor in Faculty of Islamic Law at Albiruni University where he works now.

 

Sen. Rashid was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through 2005 Provincial Council elections in Parwan. He speaks Dari, Pashto and Arabic fluently and he knows English. He is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mukaram Khan Nasseri

Senator, Laghman Province

Mobile: 0799 612187 and 0700 605113

 

Senator Haji Mukaram Khan Nasseri, son of Mera John Nasseri, was born in 1961 in the village of Kakth of Laghman province. He completed his primary education in 1971 at the Kakth village school and his intermediate education at Surkhakan Intermediate School in 1977. He graduated from Qarghaye High School in 1980.

 

He was forced to leave his country in 1980 and joined the jihad against the Soviet forces. During the Jihad, he was assigned as a commander in Torghar front of Itehad-e-Islami under the leadership of Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayaf. After the Jihad he was selected as a tribal leader of his tribe.

 

Sen. Nasseri participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga as a representative of Laghman. He was a campaign manager in Laghman for President Hamid Karzai during the presidential elections. He is the recipient an Emergency Loya Jirga letter of appreciation and a Constitutional Loya Jirga medal.

 

Sen. Nasseri was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Laghman. He is married and has seven children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Doctor Mirbat Khan Mangal

Senator, Khost Province

Mobile: 0799149031 and 0700782626

 

 

Senator Doctor Mirbat Khan Mangal, son of Malik Haji Gulashah Khan, was born in 1968 in the village of Gabergah Wakhola in Musa Khel district of Khost province. He studied at the Kuwaki Kerm Agency Intermediate School in Peshawar and he completed is high school education at Yaqubi High School in 1994 in Khost. He studied English for one year in 1994. In 1996 and 1998 he completed WHO and IRC medical courses. He also completed a medical laboratory professional course in 1999.

 

From 1999 to 2001, Sen. Mangal served his countrymen by establishing a private health clinic. From 2001 to 2003, he provided valuable services to ensure peace and unity among tribes and he took part in development activities for which he received 11 medals. He received a letter of appreciation during the presidential elections in 2004. From 2003 to 2005, he was chief of the 14-Bed Health Clinic.

 

Sen. Mangal was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga by the Provincial Council of Khost province in 2005. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He knows some English. He is not a member of any political party. He is married and has nine children.

 

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Najiba Husseini

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0700 283 420

 

Senator Najiba Husseini, daughter of Haji Khadem, was born in the Shahristan district of Dai Kundi province in 1967. She completed her primary education at Spin Adey School in Kabul. She graduated from Zarghuna High School in 1984. She then entered the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Kabul University, where she completed her bachelor degree in 1988 with an emphasis on the courts and judiciary.

 

Fleeing the fighting in Kabul, Sen. Husseini returned to Dai Kundi to teach at a girl school. In 2002, she was appointed as the general research director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Women's Affairs. On the basis of a Presidential Decree, she was appointed as member of the Justice and Judiciary Reforms Commission and worked on reforms of Law and Justice and Judiciary trainings from November 2002 to September 6, 2005. Afterwards, she returned to her post in the Legal Department of the Ministry of Women's Affairs.

 

Sen. Husseini traveled to South Korea in 2002 at the invitation of the Koika Organization. In the same year, she participated in the Rome International Conference for securing aid for the Afghan justice system. She also traveled to Germany in 2004 to participate in a seminar on the Development of Afghanistan’s Economic Law.

 

She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She speaks Pashto, Dari and a little English.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Najiba Baloch

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0700 497969 and 0799 712549

 

 

Senator Najiba Baloch, daughter of Haji Gul Ahmad, was born in Kabul province in 1963. She enrolled in school in 1969, and in 1983 she graduated from Zaranj Girls High School. After graduation, she was appointed as a teacher in the same school. In order to continue her higher education, she joined the Nimroz Teachers’ Training Institute in 2003 and she graduated in 2005.

 

Sen. Baloch served as a teacher in Farkhi and during the period of her services she received appreciation letters from the education department of Nimroz province. She speaks Dari, Pashto and Balochi.

 

Sen. Baloch is not a member of any political party. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President. She is married and has four children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Nasreen Parsa

Senator, Kabul Province

Mobile: 0799 221 988

 

Senator Nasreen Parsa, daughter of Habibullah Khan was born in 1967 in the area of Dara-e-Turkmen in Surkh Parsa district of Parwan province. She completed her primary education at Sitara School, her intermediate education at Gowhari School and her secondary education at Soraya High School in 1982. Afterwards, she enrolled in the Roshan Teachers’ Training Institute where she completed her higher education in the area of physics.

 

Sen. Ms. Parsa taught at Chardehi High School from 1985 to 1990 and at Abdual Rahim Shahid High School from 1990 to 1994. She also served as a senior teacher at Zainab Kubra High School from 1994 to 2005.

 

Sen. Parsa received a letter of appreciation and an honorary Emergency Loya Jirga Medal. She is also the recipient of a letter of appreciation for education and health from the AIM clinic in Karte Seh.

 

Sen. Parsa traveled to Turkey to continue her education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics. She learned Turkish within six months. She speaks Dari and Pashto. She was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the Provincial Council elections.

 

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Haji Nazar Mohammed Faqiri

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799 890 595

 

Senator Haji Mohammed Faqiri, son of Haji Hazrat Mohammed, was born in 1955 in the village of Faqi in Pul-e-Khumri, Baghlan.     

 

He entered school in 1961 and completed his primary and secondary education and completed the twelfth grade in schools in Bagh-e-Shamal and Pul-e Khumri. Sen. Faqiri traveled to Pakistan in 1980 where he lived as a refugee. During that time, he served as the head of two refugee camps that housed thousands of families. He is also a tribal leader in Baghlan.

 

Sen. Faqiri speaks Pashto and Dari and is skilled in agriculture and animal husbandry. He was appointed by the President to the Meshrano Jirga. He is married and has eight children.

   

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Nafas Gul Khidmat

Senator, Farah Province

Mobile: 0799 544 576

 

Senator Nafas Gul Khidmat, daughter of Mohammed Sarwar, was born in 1968 in the village of Bashtoy in Farah province. In 1973 she enrolled in Mirman Nazo Ana High School.  She skipped two grades and graduated with high honors in 1984.

 

Sen. Khidmat enrolled in a one-year nursing program in 1987 and at the Intermediate Medical Institute of Farah in 1988. In 1990, she was principal of Nazo Ana High School.

 

In 1991, she became a refugee in Iran where she lived for 11 years. When she returned to Afghanistan, she was appointed as a senior teacher at Nazo Ana High School. In 2002, she joined the Teachers’ Training Institute of Farah and graduated with an emphasis on chemistry. In 2003, she was invited to Kabul to participate in the celebration of the Teachers’ Day. She was awarded a first-class appreciation letter by President Karzai. She was an elected representative to the Constitutional Loya Jirga.

 

Sen. Khidmat was elected to the Farah Provincial Council following the 2005 elections. She was subsequently introduced to the Meshrano Jirga as a temporary senator. She is not a member of a political party. She is married and has nine children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Bibi Haji Nafisa Sultani

Appointed Senator

Mobile: 0799318375

 

Senator Bibi Haji Nafisa Sultani, daughter of Taj Mohammed, was born in the Shakardara district of Kabul province in 1968. She is a graduate of Khana High School. She worked as a technician in the directorate of malaria for 15 years.

 

Sen. Sultani has served as the Director of National Association of Disabled Women, and is skilled in carpet weaving. She speaks Pashto and Dari. Sen. Sultani has traveled to India, Thailand, Bahrain and Pakistan. She was appointed to the Meshrano Jirga by the President.

 

Summary Biography of Nurullah Meamar

Senator, Nuristan Province

Mobile: 0799 737137

 

Senator Nurullah Meamar, son of Khairullah was born in 1967 in the village of Rushtiwi in the center of Nuristan. He has a bachelor's degree.

 

Sen. Meamar has provided valuable services as an educator. He served as the director of a high school and as an associate with an organization. He has traveled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He speaks Pashto and Dari as well as Urdu and Arabic.

 

Sen. Meamar was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga as a temporary senator through the Provincial Council elections of Nuristan. He is married and has three children.

 

 

Summary Biography of Kafil Noor Mohammed (Pachghani)

Senator, Kapisa province

Mobile: 0798032869

 

Senator Kafil Noor Muhammad, son of Thahmas, was born in 1961 in the village of Dawlat Khan in Nejrab district of Kapisa province. He completed his primary education at Jamal Mina School and received his baccalaureate certificate from Rahman Baba High School in 1969. In 1980, he enrolled in military school. Following graduation, he was appointed a communications officer with the 145th Detachment of the 7th Division.

 

In 1985, he joined the mujahideen and traveled to Pakistan. In 1987, he joined the GAF organization as a military instructor. Later, he studied veterinary education and graduated in 1990. Sen. Muhammad worked with BMZ from 1991 to 1995.

 

Sen. Muhammad speaks Pashto, Pashai, Parachi and some English. Sen. Muhammad is not affiliated with any political party. He was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Kapisa. He is married and has 10 children.

 

Summary Biography of Haji Mohammed Laiq

Temporary Senator, Paktia Province

Mobile: 0799 097 425

 

Senator Laiq, son of Haji Yarak, was born in Chamkanai district of Paktia province where he completed his education. He worked to encourage solidarity and peace in the country. He is the recipient of a letter of appreciation and a medal from the Provincial Council.

 

Sen. Laiq was an elected representative to the Constitutional Loya Jirga. He was a presidential election observer. He was appointed a temporary senator to the Meshrano Jirga.

 

Sen. Laiq traveled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He speaks Dari and Pashto. He is not affiliated with any political party. He is married and has 12 children.

 

 

 

Summary Biography of Hidayatullah Rehaee

Senator, Bamiyan Province

Mobile: 0799 673 816

 

Senator Hidayatullah Rehayee, son of Sen. Mohammed Ali Khan Nargisi, was born in 1959 the village of Kharzai in Panjab district of Bamian province. He completed his primary and secondary education at the Panjab Center High School. He is also a graduate of the Parwan Teachers' Training Institute.

 

He was arrested on 20 April 1979 by operatives of the Communist government. He was imprisoned for 20 days.

  

Sen. Rehayee has been poor most of his life and dedicated his time to studying and writing. In 1983, he became a refugee in Pakistan, where he lived 12 years. During this period, he worked in the Afghan Teachers’ Association, the Council of Free Afghan Writers and the Women’s Revolutionary Community.

 

Following the establishment of the mujahideen government, Sen. Rehayee, returned to his homeland. In 2003, he worked as a professional teacher in Nargisi Primary School and in 2004 he worked for an international organization. He is skilled in calligraphy and speaks Dari and English.

 

Sen. Rehayee was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through the 2005 Provincial Council elections in Bamiyan province. He is married and has seven children.