Afghan Biographies

Balkhi, Sidiqa Mrs.


Name Balkhi, Sidiqa Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1950
Function/Grade Meshrano Jirga Member 2011 MP MNA Balkh reappointed
History and Biodata

Sediqa Balkhi is one of the 34 by the President (Karzai) appointed/reappointed Members of the Meshrano Jirga. She is not elected.
Phone: 0700202303
Email: balkhi-sediq@yahoo.com

2. Previous Functions:
Member of the Constitution Scrutiny Committee,
Director of Matyrs and Disabled Aiffairs,
Director of Widow Tailoring;
Director of Orphanage;
Director of Shaheed Balkhi High Academic and Research Foundation,
Chief Editor and Owner of Irshad-u-Naswan Magazine,
Director of Afghanistan's Woman Islamic Direction Association,
Former Minister of Martyrs and Disabled under President Karzai (20041225). She was replaced later by Noor Mohammad Qarqeen.
Meshrano Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Balkh appointed
Meshrano Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Balkh 2011 reappointed

3. Biodata:
Balkhi_SidiqaSediqa Balkhi Sadiqa daughter of Sayed Ismail Balkhi was born in 1329 (1950) in Mazar-i-Sharif  in a religious and educated family and has earned bachelors degree in Islamic Studies. She also followed religious studies in Iran during the years of migration.

Both in Afghanistan and in the migration Environment besides teaching and working as a manager she has made endeavors for enlightenment of the mentality of people, she was also involved in fighting the Soviet invasion through publishing articles and holding seminars. She has made endeavors for providing the young generation of Afghan refugees with education and providing the vulnerable women and girls with a business.

Public Prosecution Department says a commission is to be set up to investigate corruption cases attributed to Seddiqa Balkhi and others. (20100315) Later, without mentioning names, the Public Prosecution Department says it has given up on its investigation of dossiers attributed to three former Cabinet members. Analysts say the dossiers belong to Sediqa Balkhi, Obaidula Ramin and Sayed Hussain Anwari. Balkhi is a member and the Chairperson of the Disabled, Martyr, Gender and Civil Society Committee 2010.

She was elected Chairwoman Civil Society and Women Affairs Committee. (20120127)

Balkhi is married.

Last Modified 2012-02-21
Established 2009-10-13