Afghan Biographies

Omid, Zulfiqar Khan

Name Omid, Zulfiqar Khan
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1979
Function/Grade Hizb-e Kar wa Tawse'a-e Afghanistan
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Zulfiqar Omid was born 02. Aug 1979 in Jalalabad, Province Nangahar. Omid is a member of the Office of Administrative Affairs and Council of Ministers’ Secretariat of Islamic Republic Afghanistan, Kabul. This is a unit working under the supervision of the President. Zulfiqar Omid was an advisor to Karzai's 2009 election team.

He is the head of the Hizb-e Kar wa Tawse'a-e Afghanistan (Labor and Progress of Afghanistan Party) Postal Address: Karte 4, Road 2, Kabul, Afghanistan Telephone: 0799210998

He is a former member of the National Youth Movement of Afghanistan, the party was established in 1999 in Pakistan and was a member of the National Democratic Front coalition in the Constitutional Loya Jirga. His party is one of the many newer parties based on Western democratic principles. Targeting the unemployed, its primary focus is on providing job opportunities and defending workers' rights. Its internal leadership is intended to be multi-ethnic and chosen through regional jirgas. In early April 2005, the party decided to field twenty parliamentary candidates in eleven provinces. Omid claims the party has national support but admits its base is Kabul. It supported Karzai in 2004.

Last Modified 2011-04-30
Established 2009-11-14