Parliament Member Biography
Chaman Shah Etemadi
Elected from: Ghazni, Votes: 5874
Chaman Shah Etemadi Son of Sultan was born in 1972 in Malistan district of southern Ghazni province. He completed secondary education in Islamic studies and holds a bachelor’s degree in education. Etemadi undertook Islamic studies at seminaries in Iran from 1998-1999. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Science from Jamia Al-Mustafa University in Iran in 2010. He is known as a religious scholar among the Ghazni people and participates in religious ceremonies; he speaks Dari and Arabic. Between 1999-2005 Etemadi was a religious teacher at the Rasolullah Seminary in Malistan district, Ghazni province. He was also a teacher of social subjects at the Muradena High School for Girls in Malistan.
Contacts: 0776621939, 0777775520
Alhaj Khuda Dad Orfani
Elected From: Ghazni, Votes: 6658
Alhaj Khuda Dad Orfani son of Safdar Ali was born in 1953 in the Sange-e-Masha area, the capital of Jaghori District in Ghazni Province. Orfani graduated from the Ayatullah Mohaqeq Seminary in 1974. He was also awarded a diploma – equivalent to a fourteenth class graduate certificate – from Istiqlal High School in Kabul in 2002. Orfani was a jihadi commander with Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami party. He served as the District Governor of Jaghori from 2006-2010. In 2003, Orfani participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.
Contacts: 0799349072, 0788307040
Elected From: Ghazni, Votes: 6238
Huma Sultani was born in 1974 in Khair Khana area of Kabul city; she speaks Dari, Pashto, Urdu and English. Sultani graduated from Ayesha-e-Durani Girls’ High School in Kabul in 1989. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Kabul University. She has spent part of her career working for women’s rights, and has been working on different civil and cultural issues. Sultani began her career as a teacher at the Shuhada Girls’ High School in Jaghori district, Ghazni province. between 2005-2009, she was the head of the Women’s Rights and Development Support Department of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), and also served as the AIHRC Director for the Central Region.
Eng. Nafisa Azimi
Elected From: Ghazni, Votes: 6228
Eng. Nafisa Azimi, daughter of Muhammad Naeem, was born in 1973 in Kabul province. Azimi finished her school at Afshar High School Kabul province, she did bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Kabul Polytechnic University in 2002. Azimi’s work as a social and health worker has led to connections with civil society organizations. Azimi has worked in Ghazni for many years as a social and health worker. She worked from 1993-1997 as a teacher at the Shuhada Girls High School in Jaghori, Ghazni province. between 2000-2003, she managed Ghazni Rural Support Program (GRSP) training classes in Jaghori district of Ghazni province, while attending nursing courses. In 2005 she was elected to Ghazni’s Provincial Council
Muhammad Arif Shah Jahan
Elected From: Ghazni, Votes: 9209
Dr. Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan, son of Ghulam Rassoul, was born in 1954 in Jaghtu district, Ghazni province. His speaks Dari, Pashto and English. Jahan finished secondary education in 1972 at the Habibia High School Kabul. In 1973 he enrolled at the Medical University of Nangarhar, and received bachelor’s degree in medical sciences in 1980. After graduating, Jahan served as a surgical doctor in Ghazni Provincial Hospital for six months. He then joined Mujahideen. He was a member of the jihad people’s council in Sebghatullah Mujaddadi’s government. In Burhanduddin Rabbani’s government, he was the head of the General Audit Department in the Ministry of Defense. He has served as a representative of Hezb-e-Harakat Islami Afghanistan party from 1991 until the fall of Rabbani’s government during the civil war. He then immigrated to the United States in 1997. He returned to Afghanistan in 2007 and was a national security advisor for Ghazni province until 2008. He then served as the head of the Ghazni Provincial Department of Security from 2008 to 2010.
Shah Gul Rezaye
Elected from:Ghazni, Votes: 3679
Shah Gul Rezaye daughter of Sher Ali was born in 1979 in Kabul province. She speaks Dari and English. Rezaye graduated from Zainabya High School in Jaghori district in 2001. She attained her bachelor’s degree in law and political science at Kabul University in 2011. She has taken English and computer training courses in Pakistan and India. Rezaye was a member of the House of Culture and Arts in Jaghori. Before her election in 2005, she was a leading editor of the Jaghori monthly magazine. From 1997-2003, Rezaye worked as a teacher at the Zaenabya Girls High School in Jaghori district, Ghazni province. Between 2003-2005, she was the principal of the school; she was elected as MP in 2005.
Ali Akbar Qasimi
Elected from: Ghazni, Votes: 13855
Ali Akbar Qasimi, son of Haji Muhammad Hasan, was born in 1954 in Nahor district, Ghazni province. Qasimi graduated from the Kochi Lailiya School, Ghazni province, in 1963. He then joined the Pul-i Charkhi Military School in Kabul for two years. Qasimi was a member of the Islamic Solidarity Council (Shorai Etefaq Islami), but then became member of Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami party in 1979. Between 2002-2004, he was Commander of the Afghan National Army’s fourteenth division, garrisoned in Ghazni province. He is widely known as an influential commander for Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami and he came to parliament in 2005.
Ustad Muhammad Arif Rahmani
Elected From: Ghazni, Votes: 6864
Ustad Muhammad Arif Rahmani was born in 1975, in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni province. Rahmani studied at an Islamic religious school and seminary In Iran from 1989-1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Education and Law from the Markaz Jahan Ulom Islami University in 2007. Rahmani has spent the majority of his career working for newspapers and cultural organizations. Between 2007-2010, he was the Senior Advisor and Acting Minister of the Ministry of Hajj and Pilgrimage.
Mohammad Ali Alizada
Elected from:Ghazni, Votes: 10078
Muhammad Ali Alizada, son of Nadir Ali, was born in 1965, in the village of Baba in the Jaghori district of Ghazni province. Alizada completed his secondary education at the Abdul Ghafor Sultani High School in Jaghori distict in 1992. He completed his Islamic studies in Iranian seminaries from 1986-1993. In 2002, Alizada was a member of the Secretariat of the Election Commission for the Constitutional Loya Jirga, where he worked as a public hearing officer for one year. Following this, he focused on political party activities as the Vice-President of Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami Mardom party led by Mohaqiq.
Mohammad Ali Akhlaqi
Elected from: Ghazni, Votes: 8498
Mohammad Ali Akhlaqi, son of Hussain Ali, was born in 1971, in Malistan District of Ghazni. He speaks Dari, Pashto, Arabic and English. Akhlaqi completed basic Islamic studies at the Rawzawya Seminary in Malistan District, Ghazni Province. He has a master’s degree in Sociology from the Emam Khamenae University of Iran, which he earned in 2001. Akhlaqi was the general manager of forums in the Ministry of Education from 2002-2004. Since 2006, he has been teaching sociology and is head of the Sociology Department in the Education faculty at Kabul University.
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Dr. Abdul Qayoom Sajadi
Elected from: Ghazni, Votes: 6898
Dr. Abdul Qayoom Sajadi son of Sayed Abdul Hakim was born in 1969 in Nahoor district, Ghazni province. Sajadi completed his secondary education in Iran. He holds a bachelor’s degree and PhD in Law and Political Science, with an International Relations specialty, as well as a PhD equivalent in Islamic Studies, all of which he earned at university in Iran. He Sajjadi is a University lecturer. He is the head of the Khatam-ul-Nabeen Private Institute of Higher Education. Sajadi won a seat as an MP for Ghazi province in 2005 and participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003.