Afghan Biographies

Ghafar, Abdul Eng.


Name Ghafar, Abdul Eng.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1957
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Nangahar
History and Biodata

Eng. Abdul Ghafar
Phone: 0700293534

2. Previous Functions:
Mayor of Jalalabad City, Nangahar Province
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Nangahar

3. Biodata:
Ghafar_AbdulEng. Abdul Ghafar was born in 1957 in Behsud district, Nangarhar province. Ghafar finished high school in 1969 and traveled to Balkh to study at the Polytechnic University. He studied there for three years and then left Balkh for Pakistan.

Ghafar lived in Pakistan for 24 years and was involved with jihadists working in Afghanistan. When the Mujahideen took power, he became the head of the Customs Department in Nangarhar for five years. During the civil war he went back to Pakistan and remained there for five years. In 2001, he returned to Afghanistan and was appointed as Mayor of Jalalabad for one year. Alongside his responsibilities in parliament, he runs a business importing vehicles from the United States to Afghanistan.

Ghafar participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002 and the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003.

Eng. Abdul Ghafar bagged 7th most votes in Wolesi Jirga Election 2010.

Commission (2012): Complaints and Petitions.

Eng. Abdul Ghaffar and his two bodyguards were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the Behsud district of Nangahar province. (20140308)
Eng. Abdul Ghafar was driving in his vehicle that ran over a landmine close to the Grand Mosque in 4th police district of Jalalabad city and lost a leg.(20150926)

He is married and has seven sons and seven daughters.

He speaks Pashtu, Dari, Urdu, Russian and English.

Last Modified 2015-09-27
Established 2010-10-22