176- Mirwais Yasini
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 13624
Mirwais Yasini, son of Maulavi Abdul Sattar, was born in 1963 in Tahir village, Kama district in Nangarhar province. He can speak Pashto, Dari, Arabic, English and Urdu. After the invasion of Russian troops in Afghanistan, Yasini immigrated to Pakistan and was admitted to Islamabad Islamic International University. He earned a bachelor of laws degree in Sharia and Law in 1993 and then a master’s degree in Sharia and Political Science. Yasini fought against the Soviet occupation beginning in 1978, fighting in the Tora Bora region, Khost and Paktia until the late 1980s. After the fall of the Taliban he worked with the Red Crescent Society and then as the director of foreign relations and economic affairs at the Ministry of Finance. He was later appointed the Deputy Minister of Counter-Narcotics, and held the post for one year, from 2004-2005. Yasini was elected to the 2005 Wolesi Jirga and he were later appointed as the first deputy speaker of the parliament. Yasini participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002, serving as the Jirga’s deputy. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2009. 232
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177- Amir Jan Dauwlatzai
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 4908
Amir Jan Dauwlatzai, son of Haji Mullah Jan, was born in 1960 in Dauwlatzai village of the Chaperhar district. Dauwlatzai speaks Pashto. Dauwlatzai completed his primary and secondary education in Nangarhar then graduated from Ibn-e-Sina High School in 2005. Before running for parliament, Dauwlatzai worked in the import-export business and in vehicle sales. He now works in real estate. Dauwlatzai was a member of Hezb-e-IslamiMawlawiKhalis (the Islamic Party of MawlaviKhalis) during the jihad. 222
178- Eng. Said Ekram
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 5746
Eng. Said Ekram, son of Haji SayedBurhan, was born in 1969 in Bagrami village, Sorkh Rod district. His first language is Dari but he speaks English as well. Ekram graduated from Chaknori High School in Nangarhar in 1989. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Engineering Faculty of Nangarhar University in 1997. From 1989-1992, Ekram worked as a supply manager for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department for Afghan Refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan. From 1992-1997, he was deputy of the Reconstruction and Social Services for Afghanistan (RSSA) and then became head of RSSA from 1997-2000. He did not return to Afghanistan until 2004, after which he was a construction adviser at the Kohi Noor Foundation. He has been the director of the Sayed Bilal Sadath Construction Company (SBSCC) since 2008.
179- Haji Hazrat Ali
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 13458
Haji Hazrat Ali is son of Mullah Mohammad Amir. Born in 1964, he grew up in the mountain village of Kushmoon in Char Bagh district, Laghman province. He is a well-known commander in Nangarhar and the leader of the Pashaee people. His first language is Pashaee, and he speaks Pashto, Dari and Urdu as well.Ali completed his basic education in Laghman province. He completed his secondary education in Nangarhar province. Following his education, Ali commanded a small military group during the Soviet war. After some years he became a powerful military commander and an important leader in the Pashaee community. He worked as a commander of Nangarhar Airbase and Nangarhar Army Corps. Later, he became a police chief in his home province of Nangarhar. Ali was elected to parliament in 2005.
180- Dr. AsamatullahShenwari
Elected from:Nangarhar, Votes: 6202
Dr. AsamatullahShenwari, son of Abdul Aziz, was born in 1974 in the Batan village, Achen district in Nangarhar province. He speaks Pashto and Dari. Shenwari graduated from Nangahar High School in 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Stomatology from the Medical Faculty of Nangarhar University in 1996. After his schooling, Shenwari began work in a private pharmacy. From 1998-1999, he worked at the Isra Private Clinic in Nangahar province and remained in the medical field until 2005. From 2005-2009, he served on the Nangarhar Provincial Council. 230
181- Eng. Abdul Ghafar
Elected from:Nangarhar, Votes: 6824
Eng. Abdul Ghafar was born in 1957 in Behsud district, Nangarhar province. He speaks Pashto as well as Dari, Urdu, Russian and English. Ghafar finished high school in 1969 and traveled to Balkh to study at the Polytechnic University. He studied there for three years and then left Balkh for Pakistan. Ghafar lived in Pakistan for 24 years and was involved with jihadists working in Afghanistan. When the Mujahideen took power, he became the head of the Customs Department in Nangarhar for five years. During the civil war he went back to Pakistan and remained there for five years. In 2001, he returned to Afghanistan and was appointed as Mayor of Jalalabad for one year. Alongside his responsibilities in parliament, he runs a business importing vehicles from the United States to Afghanistan. Ghafar participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002 and the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003. 25
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182- Layluma Wali Hakimi
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 2625
Layluma Wali Hakimi, daughter of Muhammad Qasim, was born in 1966 in Malik Khel village, Sorkh Rod district. Hakimi’s first language is Pashto and she also speaks Dari and English. Hakimi graduated from Soraya High School in Kabul in 1986. She attained her bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy from Kabul University in 1990. Hakimi taught at KhairKhana High School in Kabul from 1995-1996. From 1996-2006, she taught at Ferdawsi High School in Kabul and from 2007-2008, she took the role of principal. 2
183- Haji Abdul Zahir Qader
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 10026
Haji Abdul ZahirQader was born in 1973 in Nangarhar Province. Qadir is the son of Abdul Qadir, a senior member of the United Islamic Front (also called the Northern Alliance) and one of the first Vice Presidents of the Afghan Transitional Administration, who was assassinated on July 8, 2002. Qadir’s family has long-standing ties with Mohammed Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghanistan. He speaks Pashto, Dari, Arabic, English and Urdu. Qadir graduated from high school in Saudi Arabia with a twelfth class certificate. He studied Law in Pakistan. Qadir is the leader of the Peace Karwan group, a social/political movement based in Nangarhar. He is leader of the Coalition for Support of Rule of Law, formerly the Peace Karwan Party parliamentary group. Qadir was formerly a general in Afghanistan's Border Guard. He is currently the president of the Rana Institute of English Language and Computer Science in Nangarhar. Qadir founded the Karwan-e-Solh (“Peace Caravan”) parliamentary group51 and chairs the 200 plus member Coalition for the Support of the Rule of Law.229
184- Saima Khogyani
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 2640
Saima Khogyani was born in 1972 in Bar Bahar village, Khogyani district. Her first language is Pashto and she also speaks Dari and English. Khogyani graduated from Bagram Airport High School in Parwan province in 1990 and received her bachelor’s degree in science from the Science Faculty of Kabul University in 2009. She is currently studying Law and Politics at Aryana Private University in Nangarhar province. During the Taliban period, Khogyani worked with non-governmental = and aid organizations in Pakistan. From 1993-1996, Khogyani was a teacher and administrative assistant at the Shahed Mohammad Arif High School. From 1996-2001, she worked with Swiss Aid, the Mother and Child Support Clinic and with the German Agro Action Program in Peshawar, Pakistan. From 2002-2004, she joined the Red Crescent Society and from 2004-2005, she was responsible for the Women’s Department in the Nangarhar regional office of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). She was also a journalist for Voice of America (VOA) for a short period of time while serving as the head of the Independent Parliamentary Association of Afghan Women. Khogyani was elected to parliament in 2005 andin 2002; Khogyani participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga.
185- Arian Yoon
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 4920
Arian Yoon is the daughter of Abdullah Mohammadi. She was born in 1974 in Nangarhar province. She can speak Pashto and Dari. Yoon graduated from Amin-e-Fedawi High School in Kabul. She has a master’s degree in Languages and Literature which she earned from Kabul University in 2007.Yoon has worked as a lecturer at Damhat-ul-Momineen University. She also taught at Amin-e-Fedawi High School. With the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, she has worked with women in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nuristan provinces. Yoon has published many academic works and compilations including “Landayo ta Katana” (“A look into Pashto Poetry”), “Biographies of Pashton Female Poets” and a translation of geometry into Pashto for class ten. Yoon was elected to parliament in 2005.
186- Haji Pir BakhshGardiwal
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 7427
Haji PirBakhshGardiwal is the son of Haji Pir Mohammad. He was born in 1964 in the Momandara district of Nangarhar province. His first language is Pashto and he also speaks Dari and Urdu. Gardiwal graduated from Emal Khan Baba High School in Nangarhar in 1982.Gardiwal worked as the chairperson of the Nangarhar Transportation Department from 1993 to 1995. He served as chairperson of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) of Nangarhar province from 2002-2004. In 2005, he worked as a deputy of tribal affairs in the Kabul NDS and later in the same year as the political deputy for the NDS in Logar. Gardiwal was elected to parliament in 2005.
187- Haji Amir Khan Yar
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 10031
Haji Amir Khan Yar was born in 1973 in Kama district, Nangarhar province. His first language is Pashto and he speaks Pashaee, Urdu, Dari and English as well. Yar finished his primary studies up to tenth class in Peshawar High School, Pakistan. He then graduated from high school in Nangarhar province in 1995. He received his fourteenth class certificate from an International Rescue Committee (IRC) run engineering institute in Peshawar in 1997. Beside these studies, Haji Amir has completed many short courses on different topics including management, accounting, leadership and human rights in Pakistan, the United States and Italy. Yar has experience working in governmental and national/international non-governmental organizations. He also owns a trade company, which he established in 2004. 231
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188- Farydoon Momand
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 7554
FarydoonMomand was born in 1968 in Goshta village, Goshta district ofNangarhar province. Momand speaks Pashto and Dari. Momand graduated from Khoshal Khan High School in Jalalabad in 1985. He has also participated in courses and seminars conducted by the Ministry of Defense. Momand was a tribal leader who fought against the Taliban in his area during the Taliban regime. From 1985-1987, he commanded the 818th border platoon of the Afghan National Army (ANA). From 1987-1989, he served as deputy commander of the 563rd brigade of the ANA and from 1989-1990, as commander of the 568 battalion of the ANA. From 2001-2004, he acted as head of the Department for Tribes and Frontiers in Nangarhar province. Momand was elected to parliament in 2005.
Elected from: Nangarhar, Votes: 3889
FrishtaAnwari, daughter of Abdul Qader, was born in 1977 in the Shashahid area of Kabul city. She can speak Pashto, Dari and English. Anwari graduated from the Bakhtar High School in Balkh province in 1995. She received her fourteenth class certificate from Said Jamaluddin Teacher Training Institute in Kabul in 2003. She also has a degree in Business Administration from Kardan University in Kabul, which she completed in 2006. From 2001-2002, Anwari was a teacher at the Abdul Qasim Ferdawsi High School. From 2002-2003, she served as an administrative officer at the Afghan/German Help Coordination Office (AGHCO) and from 2003-2004, she worked as an administrative and financial officer for the Development of Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan (DHSA). From 2004-2006, she was the human resources director at ADA and from 2006-2010, she served as chief of staff for the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) in Kabul. 221
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