Afghan Biographies

Baktash Ischi

Name Baktash Ischi
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member MP MNA 2018 Jawzjan
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Baktash Ischi Baktash Eshgi s/o Ahmad Ishchi and brother of Provincial Council Member Babar Eshgi secured 6,792 votes (second most)  in the 2018 Wolesi Jirga Elections and got a seat in WJ.(20181125)


In the winter of 2016, Ahmad Ishchi went on national television to accuse Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the vice president of a government bankrolled by the United States, of abducting him, and then punching and kicking him until a pool of blood formed under his feet. General Dostum, he said, next dropped his pants and tried — and failed — to rape him before asking his guards to sexually assault him with their guns.

During those televised interviews in which he described what had been done to him, Mr. Ishchi, 63, who was perceived as a rival to General Dostum’s leadership of Afghanistan’s Uzbek community, couldn’t sit straight because his wounds, verified by two medical forensic reports, were still too fresh.


Last Modified 2018-11-25
Established 2018-11-25