Afghan Biographies

Barakzai, Obaidullah Hajji Barikzai killed 20190323

Name Barakzai, Obaidullah Hajji Barikzai killed 20190323
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1959
Function/Grade Ex Wolesi Jirga Member
History and Biodata

Haji Obaidullah Barakzai
Phone: 0797060186

2. Previous Functions:
Military commander in Kandahar (2001).
District governor of Chora District in Urozgan province (2006).
Director of the Department of Tribes and Borders – both in Urozgan province (2007-2010)
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Uruzgan Oruzgan

3. Biodata:
Barikzai_ObaidullahHaji Obaidullah Barakzai, son of Muhammad Rasul, was born in 1959 in Chora district of Urozgan province. Barikzai finished his primary and secondary education in Chore district and graduated from twelfth class.

Barikzai was a jihadi commander in the war years. After 2001, he became a military commander in Kandahar. He worked as district governor of Khas Urozgan district? Chora District in Uruzgan province in 2006. Barikzai has been a tribal elder and worked as head of the Department of Tribes and Borders – both in Urozgan province – from 2007 to 2010, when he ran for parliament.

Barikzai is a member of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, a party he joined in 1982, and a member of the Saba (“dawn”) Parliamentary group

Commission (2012): Complaints and Petitions (Chair 2011 & 2012)
Ashiqullah Wafa of Baghlan and Obaidullah Barakzai of Uruzgan voted in Wolesi Jirga against BSA and SOFA. (20141124)

Obaidullah Barikzai was killed in an attack by unknown armed men in neighboring Kandahar province on Saturday Mar 23, 2019. He was attacked in Kandahar’s PD6 by unknown armed men.


He is married and has twenty-five children.

Pashto and he also speaks Dari, English and Arabic

Last Modified 2019-05-01
Established 2010-10-31