Afghan Biographies

Ghafari, Shaikh Nimatullah Nematullah


Name Ghafari, Shaikh Nimatullah Nematullah
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1962
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Helmand reelected
History and Biodata

Shikh Neamatullah Ghafari
Phone: 0708278595

2. Previous Functions:
Head of the Shia Council of Helmand Province.
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Helmand
University Teacher (2009-2010)
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Helmand reelected

3.Biodata:
Ghafari_NematullahShaikh Nimatullah Ghafari, son of Mir Hussain, was born 1962 in Lashkargah City, Helmand Province. Ghafari completed his secondary education in Lashkargah High School in 1980 and received his
bachelor’s degree in Science and Islamic Education from Jamia Al Mustafa Al Alamiya University, Iran, in
1991. Ghafari is a wellknown Shia scholar in Helmand.

Ghafari was a tutor, teaching private Arabic, English, Pashto, Dari and mathematics classes for several years. He was a university teacher, teaching Islamic Science and Philosophy, at the Um- Ulmomineen Khadija Kubra Madrasa in Kabul from 2009-2010 in his spare time, simultaneous to serving as a member of parliament.

He is a Shi'a Hazara and allied with Heszb-e-Wahdat and is close to Mohaqiq. He bagged 3rd most votes in the 2005 elections and 2nd in the 2010 elestion. He was a member of the Education Committee in the Wolesi Jirga (2005).

Namatullah Ghafari was elected as second deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga, the  lower house of Parliament, in the administrative board polls on 20120212.

Commission (2012): Religious and Cultural Affairs, Education and Higher Education (2011),

He is married with three daughters and two sons.

Ghafari speaks Dari, Pashto, Arabic, and English.

Last Modified 2012-07-05
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