102- Shenkai Zahen Karokhil
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2999
Shenkai Zahen Karokhil is born in 1962 in Khak Jabar District of Kabul Province. Her mother language is Pashto but she speaks Dari, Urdu, and English. Karokhil graduated from the Rabia Balkhi High School in 1979. She studied to be a medical doctor at the Medical College from 1979 to 1984 and received a diploma in English from the National Institute of Modern Languages from both in Islamabad, Pakistan in 1985. In 2011, she completed her degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Kateb University of Kabul. She has brilliant computer skills and attended workshops on report writing, management, training techniques, conflict resolution, accounting, human rights, child protection, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. She attended leadership training in Turkey. Karokhil worked extensively with women’s organizations and with the Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC) in particular. Karokhil has working experience with both NGOs and government organizations. She worked as a Gender Trainer with the training staff of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) for Afghanistan. She is a founding member of the Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC) and worked there as a volunteer teacher and development worker from 1991 to 2002. She became Acting Director of AWEC in 2002. She then served as the chair of the Afghan Parliament Women’s Network and as a board member and director of the AWEC from 2004 until November 2005. Karokhil was elected to parliament in 2005.
103-Ustad Rababa Parwani Darwish
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 1309
Ustad Rababa Parwani Darwish is the daughter of Darwesh Ali, and is born in 1979 in Qala Cha District of Kabul Province. Her family is originally from Parwan Province (Bagram District). She speaks Dari and Arabic. Darwish earned her 12th class certificate from Abida Balkhi High School in Balkh Province. She is currently studied Law Faculty at Salam University of Kabul. Darwish is the founder of the Zainabia Ustad Rubaba Islamic Center, and is also a writer. She has written widely on Islamic topics. She is a religious leader and discusses Islamic issues on Fridays. Darwish has experience in teaching Islamic subjects and worked as manager of an Islamic course to teach the Quran, Fiqha (jurisprudence) and other Islamic topics. She worked in the Ministry of Pilgrimage and Charities as the manager of the Guidance for Women Society.
104- Baktash Siawash
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 4557
Baktash Siawash is born in 1983 in Kohistan District, Kapisa Province. His mother language is Dari but he also speaks Pashto, Urdu, and English. Siawash completed his secondary education at the Abdul Hadi Dawi School in Kabul in 2004. He then went to the United Kingdom to study Political Science at the London School of Economics. He studied conflict reporting, in which he earned a specialist degree in 2008, and has undertaken online courses in journalism provided by institutions in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Siawash’s family owns a newspaper, he regularly contributing articles on various issues. Siawash worked as a journalist with various newspapers, and more recently with Tolo TV and Lemar TV in Kabul.
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2258
Torpekai Patman is the daughter of Mohammadajan, and is born in 1969 in Surkhrod District of Nangarhar Province. She speaks Pashto, Dari, and English. Patman completed her primary and secondary education at the Khudaydad High School of Fatih Abad, Nangarhar Province in 1988. She earned her bachelor degree in Pashto Literature from the Pedagogical University in Kabul in 2010. Patman worked as a teacher in Kabul, before being elected to the Kabul provincial council in 2005.
106- General Nazifa Zaki
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 1210
Daughter of Shamsuddin, General Nazifa Zaki is born in 1963 in the first district of Faizabad city of Badakhshan Province. Zaki speaks Dari and Pashto. Zaki completed her secondary education at Makhfi Badakhshi High School in Badakhshan in 1981. She entered the Roshan Teacher Training Institute in Kabul, then followed her interest in the Afghan National Police to attend the Police Criminal Academy, and graduated from the academy in 1982. She is currently study Law at the Karwan private university in Kabul. Zaki has more than 29 years working experience in government offices. She served as the prosecutor in the Deputy’s Office of the Attorney General and as the head of the Women’s Council in the Office of the Attorney General. During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she immigrated to Tajikistan but continued working there as a teacher.
107- Alhaj Allah Gul Mujahid
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 4115
Alhaj Allah Gul Mujahid is the son of Haji Sheir Gul, and is born in 1967 in Deh Sabz District of Kabul Province. He speaks Pashto and Dari. Mujahid completed his 11th class at Deh Yahya High School. Mujahid is a former Mujahideen commander, and previously served as Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan’s district commander of Deh Sabz District in Kabul Province. He has his own business and widely known an influential businessman.
108- Haji Muhammad Mohaqiq
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 16233
Son of Sarwar, Haji Muhammad Mohaqiq, is born in 1955. He is the founder and chairman of Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Mardom Afghanistan. He speaks Dari and Arabic. Mohaqiq has a bachelor degree in Islamic Law. Mohaqiq is a former Mujahideen commander and a prominent Shia leader in Afghanistan. He played an active role in the jihad against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and he was based in Balkh Province at that time. In 1989, Mohaqiq became leader of Hezb-e Wahdat in the Northern region. He played a major role in the civil war in Kabul in the early 1990s. When the Taliban came to power, he joined the Northern Alliance and fought against them. After 2001, he joined the new interim government and was appointed Vice-President and the Minister of Planning for one year. After leaving the cabinet, he ran for president in 2004. Mohaqiq won a seat in the parliamentary elections of 2005.
109- Haji Muhammed Farhad Seddiqi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 5128
Haji Muhammed Farhad Seddiqi is the son of Haji Muhammed Rafiq, and is born in 1969 in Parwan Province. He speaks Dari and English. Seddiqi completed his primary education and started his secondary education at Tajrobawey High School, Parwan Province. He completed high school in Kabul at the Ustad Betab High School. He holds a bachelor degree in Law from Kabul University in 1995. Seddiqi worked as the head of Finance and Administration in the Department of Health in Parwan Province for two years. He then worked in the Immigration Department as a manager for two years. He served as a program officer for ACTED. Seddiqi owns a construction company, which was registered in Kabul in 2003. He participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003.
110-Ramazan Juma Zada
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3148
Son of Juma Khan, Ramazan Juma Zada is born in 1978 in Ghorbandak Village, Shibar District of Bamyan Province. He speaks Dari, Urdu and English. Juma Zada completed his primary and intermediate education in Kabul and finished high school in Pul-i Khumri, Baghlan Province. He went to Balkh Medical College in 1998. During his fourth year of college, he left Mazar for Pakistan when the Taliban occupied the city, and he was unable to complete his education. After his family migrated to Pakistan, he took courses on business and information technology. In Pakistan, Juma Zada taught at the Aga Khan School and at the Hope Foundation. He played an active role in the Regional Advisory Committee of the Aga Khan Education Program and served as the deputy of the Afghan Rehabilitation Program (ARP), which was affiliated with the Aga Khan Regional Council for Pakistan. After the collapse of the Taliban in 2001, Juma Zada returned to Afghanistan with his family in March 2002 and worked for a local NGO as a program officer until July 2002. He was then appointed by the Aga Khan as a member of the National Council for the Economic Portfolio in Afghanistan. In 2005, Juma Zada joined the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce, and worked there as program manager and then program director. From 2007 to 2010, Zada was a board member of Focus Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan (FOCUS), which is affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). In 2009, he joined Chemonics International as a trade specialist. He resigned from Chemonics in June 2010 to prepare for his campaign. Juma Zada has known connections to Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan and to Sayed Mansoor Naderi, the leader of the party.
111-Said Hussain Alimi Balkhi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3423
Said Hussain Alimi Balkhi is the son of Sayed Mir Aqa, and is born in 1956 in Charkint District. He speaks Dari and Arabic. Balkhi joined the Islamic Madrasa of Sultania in Mazar-i Sharif in 1972. He then studied at Charkint Madrasa, and also Ayatullah Bahr Ulom Madrasa in Mazar for Islamic studies. He went to Iran in 1981 in an apparent attempt to pursue his studies in Islamic studies, and in 1984 joined the Qum Islamic University and studied there for four years. Balkhi is the owner of Rah-e Nijat weekly newspaper, and he is the founder of the Cultural and Charitable Foundation of Rasul Akram, which he established in 1993. Balkhi is a former member of the Mujahideen. He was Minister of Commerce from 1995 to 1996, a member of the Leadership Council of the Afghan Government from 1994 to 1996, a member of the Leadership Council of the Northern Alliance from 1997 to 2001, and has led the secretariat of the Ulema Council (which he established in 2002) since 2005. Balkhi was elected to the 2005 parliament and he was a representative at the Afghanistan-Pakistan Peace Jirga held in Kabul in 2007.
112-Said Hussain Anwari
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 4715
Said Hussain Anwari is born in 1954 in a religious family in Parwan Province. He speaks Dari and Pashto. Anwari trained as a teacher in Kabul in the early 70s.Anwari is a former military commander. He worked at the Helmand Construction Company until 1978, and then joined the Mujahideen in 1979 to fight the soviet invasion with Hezb-e-Harakat Islami Afghanistan. He was Minister for Social Affairs and Labor in the early 90s. After the fall of the Taliban, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Afghanistan’s transitional government, and held the position from 2001 to 2005. He was appointed governor of Herat province in 2006 and served for almost three years till 2008. In 2003, Anwari became the leader of Hezb-e-Harakat Islami Mardom Afghanistan when it separated from Hezb-e-Harakat Islami Afghanistan and became a new party under Anwari’s leadership.
113- Dr. Said Ali Kazemi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3764
Dr. Said Ali Kazemi is the son of Said Gul, and is born in 1971 in Surkh Parsa District, Parwan Province. His mother language is Dari but he speaks English and Pashto as well. Kazemi graduated from Habibia High school in 1987. In 1992, he joined Kabul Medical University and continued till 1996, but was unable to complete his studies due to the rise of the Taliban. He then immigrated to Iran and India and continued his studies in human sciences until 2002. After the death of his brother, Kazemi was elected by the central council of Hezb-e-Eqtedar Milli Afghanistan to lead the party. Currently, Kazemi is the Editor-in-Chief of Eqtedar Milli’s weekly publication and a member of the leadership council of Dr. Abdullah’s Hope and Change Coalition.
114- Eng. Shir Wali Wardak
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3409
Eng. Shir Wali Wardak is the son of Khwajah Mir, and is born in 1971 in Saeed Abad District, Wardak Province. His mother language is Pashto but he speaks Dari, English, and Urdu. After graduating from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) High School in Peshawar in 1990, Wardak earned a bachelor degree from the Agricultural University of Faisalabad. He also holds a master degree in Project Management from the University of Preston/Faisalabad University in Pakistan in 2006. He studied project management in a course run by the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA) organization, an Afghan national NGO. Wardak has working experience with NGOs and the Afghan government in the agricultural sector. In 1997, he worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a Field Technician and as a Monitoring Officer for the Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility. He also worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) as the Director of Operations of the Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) in 2010, where he co-managed operations and was responsible for the supervision of technical assistance and short term consultants. From 1998 to 2000, he acted as an agricultural advisor with Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR) on a Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) project. Since then, he worked with the International Rescue Committee, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in Afghanistan, and the Agriculture, Health and Development Organization (AHDO).
115-Abdul Hafiz Mansur
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2903
Abdul Hafiz Mansur is the son of Mohammad Hussain, and is born in 1963 in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan. Mansur speaks Dari. Mansur completed his primary education in Panjshir Province and his secondary education at the Mujahid High School in Pakistan. He earned his bachelor degree in journalism from Kabul University in 1996. Mansur has more than 30 years of experience in journalism. After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, he served as the first Director of State Radio and Television in Afghanistan, and Acting Minister of Information and Culture. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Payam-e Mujahid Weekly magazine. Mansur is a member of Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004. He heads the Cultural Committee of the Coalition for the Support of the Rule of Law.
116- Farkhunda Zahra Naderi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 6612
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is born in 1982 in Kayan village, Doshi District in Baghlan Province. She is the daughter of the Afghan spiritual Ismaili religious leader, Sayed Mansoor Naderi. She speaks Dari, Russian, and English. Naderi completed her primary and secondary education in Kabul and Baghlan Provinces and completed her baccalaureate in 2001, at Harrow Girl’s High School, in the United Kingdom. She then went to the college in England and completed her studies in Tashkent. In 2004, Naderi joined the Law Faculty at the Westminster International University in Tashkent, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Legal Studies in 2007. In 2008, she was a scholar in the International Conference of Munster University International Model of United Nations (MUIMUN), where she was given an outstanding participation award by the International Court of Justice. Naderi volunteered as an English translator at the Women’s Wellness Center in Tashkent, which focuses on Afghan women. After completing her degree, she returned to Afghanistan and participated in various political, social and cultural activities. In 2000, she joined the Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan to encourage women’s participation in politics and got involved with the youth activities. In 2007, the Central Council of the party appointed Naderi to be head of the Women’s Committee and Youth Association. Since then, she has successfully developed the organizational structure for the Economic, Cultural, Disciplinary and Sports Committees, weekly publication of the Party’s Youth Association, an educational center, the party Knowledge House, a scholarship for youth in higher education, and various sports clubs and music teams. Naderi also took on the reconstruction of the Hakim Nasir Khusrow Balkhi Cultural Center and Public Library, founded by her father. Naderi previously worked as a civil society activist. She continues to encourage the Women’s Committee and Youth Association towards self-sufficiency in small community projects such as producing documented DVDs, historical posters, informative publications, and other endeavors.
117-Fawzia Nasiryar Guldaraye
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 1119
Fawzia Nasiryar Guldaraye is the daughter of Ghulam Dastagir, and is born in 1970 in the Guldara District of Kabul Province. Her mother language is Dari but she speaks Pashto and English. Guldaraye graduated from the Ayesha Durani High School of Kabul in 1984. In 1991, she earned her bachelor degree in Journalism from Kabul University. Guldaraye lived in Tajikistan for a few years, and during that time she kept continue participating in cultural and social activities, working as a teacher and running an association for Afghan immigrants in Tajikistan. Guldaraye worked at the Afsotar transportation company for over 10 years and then as the office deputy of Parwaz Magazine. She has also been a teacher at the Bibi Maryam High School in Takhar province.
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3608
Qais Hassan is born in 1974 in Bagrami District in Kabul Province. His mother language is Pashto but he speaks Dari, English, and German. Hassan completed his primary and secondary education at the Istiqlal High School of Kabul in 2004. He got his diploma in Business Administration and Management from Hewad University in Peshawar, Pakistan in 2004. Hassan is a member of the Hassankhil Tribal Council. Hassan is a businessman and doing business in construction materials, oil and gas, and vehicles. 137
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119- Muhammad Ibrahim Qasemi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 5014
Son of Husain Bakhsh, Muhammad Ibrahim Qasemi is born in 1957 in a religious family in Wardak Province. Qasemi speaks Dari and English. Qasemi attended the Mahmmoud Hotaki High School in 1969 in Kabul and graduated from the Mahmmoud Tarzi High School in 1976. He earned his bachelor degree in engineering from Kabul University in 1980. Currently, he studies economics at Kabul University. While living in Canada, Qasemi participated in social and cultural activities, including the establishment of a cultural complex, a mosque for Afghan immigrants and a library. He also organized Islamic gatherings and discussions, and worked to assist Afghan immigrants with day-to-day concerns. He developed a sports complex for youth and taught youth classes on Islamic topics. Following his time at Kabul University, Qasemi joined the Mujahideen and later immigrated to Canada, staying there for 21 years, where he studied accounting, undertook flight training and worked as the Director of the Afghans Islamic Society for 15 years. Qasemi has been a member of senior staff of the Economics Faculty at Kabul University. He was elected as a member of parliament from Kabul Province in 2005.
120-Mir Amanullah Guzar
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 6686
Mir Amanullah Guzar is the son of Mir Abdullah Guzar, and is born in 1962 in a middle class family in Guzar village in Mir Bacha Koot District, northern Kabul Province. He speaks Dari. Guzar graduated from Mir Bacha Koot School. He did not pursue higher education, instead joining the Mujahideen to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. During the jihad against the Soviet invasion, Guzar fought on behalf of Burhannadin Rabbani's Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan. Ahmad Shah Masoud then appointed him as the commander of Northern Alliance Forces north of Kabul. Since the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001, Guzar worked with the Afghan National Police. He was first appointed as the 8th division commander during the interim transitional state of Afghanistan and later assumed the post of commander of the Northern Highway Patrol.
121- Dr. Ramazan Bashar Dost
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 7935
Dr. Ramazan Bashar Dost is born in 1965 in Qarabagh District. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Urdu, English, and French. Bashar Dost completed his primary and intermediate education in Qarabagh and later in Maimana, Faryab Province. He completed his high school education in Iran before immigrating to Pakistan and then France, where he lived for 20 years. In France, he earned master degree in Law (1989, Grenoble University), Diplomacy (1990, University of Paris) and Political Science (1992). He then went on to gain his Ph.D. in Law from Toulouse University in France in 1995.Bashar Dost returned to Afghanistan in 2002 to work in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2003, he was appointed as the Director of the European and Western Political Affairs Department in the Ministry. In 2004, he served as Afghanistan’s Planning Minister. His critical stance toward the government resulted in his resignation from this post in 2005. Bashar Dost was elected to the Wolesi Jirga in 2005 and In 2004, he published a book, Basic Political, Military and Diplomatic Laws of Afghanistan – From the Era of Ahmad Shah Baba (1225 Hejri) to the Current Years, which won an award at the Academy of Political Sciences in France.
122-Dr. Jafar Mahdawi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 5013
Dr. Jafar Mahdawi is the son of Qurban, and is born in 1978 in the Lal WA SAR Jangal District of Ghor Province. His family immigrated to Iran when he was an infant. He speaks Dari and English. Mawdawi completed his primary and secondary education in Mashhad High School, Iran in 1997. He got his bachelor degree in Political Sociology in 1999. He holds a master degree in Political Thought from Tehran University, Iran. Most recently, Mahdawi completed his PhD in Political Sociology in 2005 at Tehran University. Mahdawi was involved in political and cultural activities abroad. He served as founder, advisor and lecturer at the Gharjestan Private Institute of Higher Education, he held the role of Editor-in-Chief and owner of the “Sorosh Millat” daily newspaper. He participated in the policy-making council of “Rah-e-Farda” Radio and Television station. From 2006 to 2008, Mahdawi served as an advisor in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. In 2007, he delivers lecture at Kabul University while in 2008, he worked as a senior expert in human rights at the Ministry of Education.
123- Wakil Fatima Nazari
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 6834
Wakil Fatima Nazari is the daughter of Haji Charman Ali, and is born in 1980 in Kabul province. She speaks Dari, Pashto, and English. Nazari completed her primary and secondary education in Char Qala Chahardehi High School, Kabul. She has a bachelor degree in literature from Kabul University in 2001. Nazari has connections with women’s rights organizations and played an active role as head of the Department for Women’s Affairs in Wardak Province. Nazari was the head of the Department for Women’s Affairs in Wardak Province for one year in 2004.Nazari was elected to parliament in 2005 and she is the founder and leader of Hezb-e-Niyaaz Milli--- the organization she launched in 2008.
124- Ustad Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 7158
Ustad Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf is born in 1946 in Paghman District, Kabul Province. Sayyaf’s mother language is Pashto but he speaks Dari, Arabic, and English. Sayyaf holds a bachelor degree in Religious Studies from Kabul University, and a master degree from the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Sayyaf is the founder and director of Dawat Private University and is also the head of Dawat Radio and Television group. Sayyaf is an influential Islamic scholar and former Muhahideen commander. He was a member of the Afghan-based Ikhwan al-Muslimin, an organization with links to the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) in Egypt. Sayyaf was also a professor at a small Islamic university known as the Shariat in Kabul until 1973, when he fled to Pakistan following a failed coup attempt. In later years, he played a key role in the war against the Soviets and the civil war in Kabul. Sayyaf is currently the head of Hezb-e-Tanzim Dawat Islami Afghanistan (the Afghanistan Islamic Invitation Party). Sayyaf was elected to parliament in 2005.
125- Dr. Abdullah Kalimzai Wardak
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2918
Dr. Abdullah Kalimzai Wardak is born in 1981 in Kabul Province. His mother language is Pashto but he speaks Dari and English. Wardak attended Kabul Medical School and graduated in 2005. He worked with USAID and local NGOs to provide technical assistance and capacity building for local health initiatives. Wardak served as deputy chairman of a logistics and construction company, Unique Builders Construction Company (UBCC), in Kabul.
126-Haji Muhammad Dawoud Kalakani
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3926
Haji Muhammad Dawoud Kalakani is born in 1963 in Kalakan District of Kabul Province. He speaks Dari and Pashto. Kalakani completed his secondary education at Mir Bacha Khan High School in Kabul in 1980. He holds a bachelor degree in Law and Political Science from Payam Noor University of Kabul in 2009. Kalakani is a former Mujahideen commander. During the war, he became the Political Officer of 8th military divisions. Kalakani was elected to parliament in 2005.
127- Anwar Khan Oriakhil
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3200
Anwar Khan Oriakhil is the son of Asadullah Khan, and is born in 1956 in the Qarabagh District of Kabul Province. He speaks Pashto and Dari. Oriakhil completed his primary education at Bagh Alam School and his secondary education at Qara Bagh High School in 1977. After high school, he was offered a place at the Teacher’s Training Institute in Kabul but was unable to attend due to the war. Oriakhil joined the Mujahideen as a jihadi commander in the late 70s and fought with them until the fall of the Taliban in 2001.Oriakhil was elected to parliament in 2005.
128- Muhammad Younus Qanooni
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 9548
Muhammad Younus Qanooni is born in 1957 in Panjshir Province. He speaks Dari, Pashto, and to some extent English as well. Qanooni has a bachelor degree in theology from Kabul University in 1980.Qanooni is a prominent political figure in Afghanistan, affiliated with the former Northern Alliance, Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan and subsequently a splinter group, Hezb-e-Afghanistan Naveen. After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, Qanooni joined the Mujahideen force led by Ahmad Shah Massoud. He later served as Interior Minister in Burhanuddin Rabbani's government. In 2001, Qanooni was chief negotiator for the Afghan Northern Alliance delegation to the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan. After the fall of the Taliban, Qanooni was appointed as the Interior Minister in the interim administration and then Education Minister in the transitional government. He was also a security advisor to interim President Hamid Karzai. Qanooni was elected in the 2005 Afghan Parliamentary elections and he was elected Speaker of the House in 2006 for the parliamentary five years term. Qanooni ran for president unsuccessfully in the 2004 election. He leads Hezb-e-Afghanistan Naveen.
129- Kubra Mustafawi
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 1129
Kubra Mustafawi is the daughter of Sayed Ahmad, and is born in 1968 in Jalrez District, Wardak Province. She speaks Dari, Arabic, and English. Mustafawi graduated from Zainab Kubra High School in Iran. She received her bachelor degree in Islamic and social education from Jamiat Ul-Mustafa University in Iran. Currently, she is studying her master degree in political science at Azad University in Iran. Mustafawi is the founder and head of the Afghanistan Cultural Organization established in 2002. She worked there until 2005. She has also been on the editorial committee of a magazine and has written several journal articles. Mustafawi was a teacher at the Cultural Organization of Afghanistan in Wardak Province, and a teacher in various schools in Kabul. From 2005, Mustafawi was an elected member of the Wardak provincial council, where she was selected to serve in the Meshrano Jirga for the 2005 term. Mustafawi is affiliated with Hezb-e-Ensejam Milli.
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2174
Shukria Barakzai is born in 1972 in Kabul. She speaks Pashto, Dari and English. Barakzai completed her early education in Kabul. She studied higher education at Kabul University in the 1990s, but was forced to leave during the war. She resumed her education after the fall of the Taliban. She has a bachelor degree in Archaeology and Geology from Kabul University in 2003. During the Taliban era, Barakzai ran underground schools for girls. In 2001, she founded and was Editor-in-Chief of Aina-e-Zan (Women’s Mirror), a national weekly newspaper. Barakzai has been a campaigner for women’s rights and a journalist. She has been the head of NGOs including the Afghan Women Journalist’s Association and the Asia Women’s Organization (AWO). Barakzai was elected to parliament in 2005 and she participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003.
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 3876
Sharifullah Kamawal is the son of Haji Kator, and is born in 1977 in Nangarhar Province. His mother language is though Pashto but is fluent in speaking Dari, English, and Urdu. Kamawal completed his secondary education at Omar High School in Jalalabad Province in 2007. He is currently a student of Law and Political Science at the Ariana University in Nangarhar Province. Kamawal has connections with civil society through his work with Afghan youth. He was the director of the Afghan Youth Social Movement, and also the director of the Youth Assembly for Afghanistan Rehabilitation (YAAR). Kamawal has served as deputy director to both the World Construction Company and the Afghanistan Rehabilitation Association (an NGO) as the deputy director. In addition, he worked with the Kaboora Foundation (KF) as an administration and finance officer as well as at the International Airport of Kabul in 2007 for a short period of time.
132-Mawlawi Erfanullah Erfan
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2977
Mawlawi Erfanullah Erfan is born in 1971 in Farzah District, Kabul Province. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Arabic, and to some extent English as well. Erfan completed his 12th class in 1990 at a private Islamic Madrasa. He then enrolled at the Dawat Jahad University in Pakistan in 1990 and studied Islamic Fiqh (jurisprudence) and Law, graduating in 1994. Erfan was a university teacher at Kabul Medical University in 1995. He served as a teacher at the Imam Ghizali School in Pakistan for six years from 1996 to 2002, and then worked as a teacher at the Farza School in Kabul from 2002 to 2005. He also served as the head of a construction company before coming to the parliament. Erfan was elected to the Wolesi Jirga in 2005 and he is a religious conservative.
133-Alhaj Ezatullah Atif
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 4429
Alhaj Ezatullah Atif is born in 1960 in the fourteenth district of Kabul Province. His mother language is Dari but he speaks Pashto. Atif graduated in Khwaja Musafer High School in Paghman District, Kabul in 2003. Atif is the director of the Arab Solidarity Council of Afghanistan. After finishing school, Atif joined the Mujahideen and served as a jihadi commander for Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan. He later held the position of Lieutenant General at the Ministry of Defense.
134-Ustad Qurban Ali Erfani
Elected from: Kabul, Votes: 2905
Ustad Qurban Ali Erfani is the son of Ibrahem, and is born in 1944 in Yakawlang District of Bamyan Province. He speaks Dari and Arabic. Erfani started his Islamic Religious Studies at the Najaf Education Seminary in 1979 and then continued his studies at the Qum Islamic Seminary in Iran. He has a bachelor degree in Islamic Education from the Najaf Seminary in Iran in 1991. Erfani is a member of both the Islamic Brotherhood Council in Afghanistan and the Shia Scholars’ Council. He is also the head of a cultural organization called Baqir Ul-Ulom, which is based in Kabul. Erfani was a jihadi commander in different provinces, but primarily in Bamyan, during the war years, and became the Deputy of Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Afghanistan (led by Abdul Karim Khalili) in 1996. When the transitional government of Afghanistan was established in 2001, he served as an advisor to the president in ethnic and tribal affairs until 2005. Erfani was then selected by Karzai to serve in the Meshrano Jirga for four years. He has also written books on religious issues. Erfani is the founder and chair of Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Millat, a party that later separated from Khalili’s Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Afghanistan.
102- Shenkai Zahen Karokhil