Afghan Biographies

New Wolesi Jirga Members

Name New Wolesi Jirga Members
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Replacements for Presidential Candidates 2014
History and Biodata

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on 20131019 introduced eight individuals to Wolesi Jirga to replace seven members standing down in the run up to the April 5, 2014 elections and one deceased female lawmaker.They replaced resigning MPs including Syed Ishaq Gillani, Syed Hussain Anwari, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, Mohammad Mohaqqiq, Shah Abdul Ahad Afzali, Syed Hussain Alami Balkhi, Ibrahim Qasmi and deceased female lawmaker from western Herat, Shehnaz Himmati, who has  died in a road crash in neighbouring Iran.(20131019)

The nominated new members who replaced the above listed MNA┬┤s are: Qudratullah Sahak, Haji Mehdawi, Zamrak Padkhwabi, Ihsan Sabizada, Abdul Qadir Zazai, Abdul Wali Niazi and Abdul Qadir. The eighth new member is Semin Barakzai, who replaces Himmati. Barakzai had been on the seat for some time after winning the previous elections, but she was later unseated by the IEC and was replaced by Rahima Jamai as Wolesi Jirga member from Herat.(20131019)


Last Modified 2013-10-19
Established 2013-10-19