Karim, Muhammad Amin Eng.
|Name||Karim, Muhammad Amin Eng.|
|Date of birth||1959|
|Function/Grade||Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan HIG chief negotiator|
|History and Biodata||
2. Previous Functions:
Afghanistan's Hizb-e-Islami party's Senior Political Board Member (20120610)
Eng. Muhammad Amin Karim was born 1 March 1959. Karim attended the Franco-Afghan Esteqlal High School (Lycée Esteqlal) where he obtained a scholarship allowing him to study Sociology and Architecture in Strasbourg (France). In 1979, he founded the Afghan Muslim Student Organisation as well as the representation of Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan in France. He was also one of the founding members of the Union des Musulmans de France, which was established in 1982. Throughout his youth and his studies, he travelled through the Mujahideen fronts in Afghanistan and fought against the Soviet occupation. He also gave conferences in universities and mosques in many cities of Europe, Africa and the United States of America, where he would collect money to help the victims of the Soviet occupation across Afghanistan. He guided many French doctors and journalists through his native country in order to provide audio and video evidence of the situation to the western media. Among them he took the Franco-German journalist and publicist Peter Scholl-Latour.
Karim also helped establishing the Hezb-e Islami representatives in Europe. He is a France-based Senior Political Board Member of Afghanistan's Hezb-e Islami Party under the leadership of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
In 2010, Amin Karim was part of a senior, five-member delegation which was sent by Hekmatyar to Kabul to hold negotiations with the Afghan Government. The meetings included many Afghan and foreign officials and the delegation proposed 17 articles as a platform to the Kabul regime and also to the ‘foreign governments’ in Afghanistan. According to Karim this proposal was asking for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan which would be followed by free and fair elections in the country in order to prevent the so-called civil war in Afghanistan”. The delegation included Qutbuddin Hilal, Dr. Ghairat Baheer (Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's son-in-law), Qaribur-Rahman Saeed, Daoud Abedi and Amin Karim.