|History and Biodata
Mawlawi Jan Muhammad Madani Ikram is from Kandahar, according to the UN an Alizai from Panjwayi district. During the Emirate, he was head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kandahar and later the chargé d’affaires in the Taleban Embassy to the UAE. After 2001, he is believed to have moved to Quetta and subsequently to be dividing his time between Dubai and Doha. One source said that his background had made him useful for introducing the Taleban to Qatari diplomats. He cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony for the Qatar Office and indeed, earlier on, had been talked about as its possible head. His takhalus, Madani, refers to his having studied in Medina in Saudi Arabia.