Afghan Biographies

Aminzai, Bakhtar

Name Aminzai, Bakhtar
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1968
Function/Grade Meshrano Jirga Member 2018 MP MNA Paktia appointed
History and Biodata

Dr. Bakhtar Aminzai was a Permanent Meshrano Jirga Member.
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2. Previous Functions:
Member of Loya Paktya council and advisor to governor of Khost
Meshrano Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Paktia (2005-2008)
President of the National Peace Jirga of Afghanistan (20080508, 2010, 2011)
Head of HIA political committee (20180710)
Meshrano Jirga Member appointed (20180810)

3. Biodata:
Dr. Bakhtar Amin Zai, 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. He migrated for some years to Pakistan.

Aminzai was a Director at the Afghan Hewad University in Peshawar and established the Humanitarian Development Assistance Organization. He launched the afghan Peace Jirga together with Mohammad Omar Sherzad and others (20180508) and was the interim chairman of the "peace jirga" (20091104). He previously served as an advisor to the afghan Minister for Public Health and he has extensive background in the field of education.

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. Hamnazar One of the most important parties of the Meshrano Jirga, Hamnazar (Alliance) mainly consists of pro-Karzai MPs, who are Western sympathizers. The group numbers some thirty parliamentarians and is led by Amin Zai who is closely allied with Karzai who strongly supported him for this position.

Aminzai was a candidat in Wolesi Jirga Election 2010, but could not grab a seat.

Dr. Ghairat Baheer, Dr. Bakhtar Aminzai and Amanullah Azimi were introduced to the upper house by President Ashraf Ghani. Azimi, Baheer and Aminzai replaced Abdul Baqi Baryal, Nisar Haris and Farida Kochi respectively.(20180916)

He is married and has two sons.

He speaks Dari, Pashto, Urdu and English.

Last Modified 2018-09-16
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