Azimi, Muhammad Farhad
|Name||Azimi, Muhammad Farhad|
|Date of birth||1976|
|Function/Grade||Provincial Governor Balkh|
|History and Biodata||
Muhammad Farhad Azimi
1. Former Governor of Balkh Province:
Spokesman for Balkh’s governor:
Department of provincial Information and Culture Director:
Department of the Haj and Religious Affairs Head:
Balkh Provincial Counternarcotics Departmen Head:
Provincial Energy and Water Director:
Balkh Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs:
Agricultural Department Head:
Department of Labor and Social Affairs Director:
Women affairs director:
High Peace chief for Balkh:
2. Previous Functions:
He worked as a software engineer during his stay in the Netherlands. He returned to Afghanistan 2005. Due to his educational background he was elected as the Deputy Secretary to the Wolesi Jirga· He is said to be close to Balkh Governor Atta and Jamiat-e-Islami.
Azimi is closely connected to Ustad Atta Noor, the Provincial Governor of Balkh. During his time as head of the Provincial Council, he became known for his outspoken stance against the work of the PRT in Balkh, having made several televised comments on the subject.
Azimi has been an opponent of Hamid Karzai's administration, and campaigned for Abdullah Abdullah during his Presidential bid in 2009. He has also criticized the Karzai administration for allegedly stocking his cabinet and other important government and security posts with ethnic Pashtuns at the expense of other ethnic groups.
Farhad Azimi was elected as deputy secretary of the Wolesi Jirga, lower house, in a second round of parliamentary administrative board polls on 20120124. As voting in secretary and second deputy speaker elections went into the third round, Azimi won 114 votes and his rival Qais Hasan got 76. Of the total 217 votes cast, 27 were declared invalid. He currently lives in Kabul.
Farhad Azimi is married and has two daughters and one son
Azimi speaks Dari, English, Russian and Dutch.