Afghan Biographies

Durrani, Haji Abdul Ahmad Durani


Name Durrani, Haji Abdul Ahmad Durani
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1956
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Maidan Wardak Vardak
History and Biodata

Haji Abdul Ahmad Durani
Phone: 0788230023 and 0777206148

2. Previous Functions:
Ministry Defense Commander (1993)
Governor of Maidan Wardak Province (2002)
Provincial Police Chief Maidan-Wardak (2003-2006)
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Maidan Wardak Vardak

3. Biodata:
Durani_Abdul_AhadHaji Abdul Ahmad Durani is the son of Haji Noor Mohammad and was born 1956 in Jalrez District of Maidan-Wardak Province. Durani is a High School graduate and lives in Kabul City right now. He once served as a commander of Gulbudin Hekmatyar and later switched to another armed group, Itehad-e-Islami, led by current MP Abdurrab Rasul Sayyaf. When the Taliban captured Kabul, Durani moved north and became a member of the Northern Alliance.

He has a ninth-grade education and the military rank of general, and served as acting governor of Maidan Wardak province for eight months in 2002. After that he was provincial police chief for four years. Durani won his Wolesi Jirga seat with over 12,700 votes from Maidan Wardak 2010. He bagged most votes during Wolesi Jirga Election 2010. Durani spent about $80,000 on his election campaign, much of it provided by provincial businessmen and Shir Alam, a former Itehad-e-Islami commander. He believes the decision on the security transition was taken prematurely.

He now lives in the Khushal Mina locality of the capital Kabul. A member of the lower house's Internal Security Commission, he said he is famous as a pro-government representative.

He is married and has two sons and six daughters.

Durani speaks Pashtu and Dari.

Last Modified 2012-07-30
Established 2010-10-21