Afghan Biographies

Herat PC 2009

Name Herat PC 2009
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Council Herat Members 2009 PC
History and Biodata

The Herat provincial council chief election produced no clear winner, with both runners bagging nine votes each and claiming the top slot, officials said on 20130128.. Each of Dr. Abdul Zahir Faizzada and Syed Waheed Qatali Tatali won nine votes from the 19 members of the council, prompting the Independent Election Commission to announce a tie between the runners.


Thousands of residents of this western city on 20130216 took to the streets, rejecting as illegal the election of Syed Wahid Qatali as provincial council chief. Qatali won a second round of the ballot that involved 12 members and held in Kabul last week in presence of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) officials. Governor Dr. Daud Shah Saba called the elections as a coup against him, saying the result was unacceptable to him as the vote had not been fair because a majority of members were absent.

Dr. Abdul Zahir Faizzada, who claims IDLG officials preventing him from contesting the vote, told nearly 7000 protestors the elections were illegal and should be conducted again in the presence of all council members and within the legal constituency. The second round in Kabul came after last week’s electoral fray between Qatali and Faizzada failed to throw up a clear winner. Both received 9 votes each from the 19 members who participated.


Head of the Herat Provincial Council Abdul Zahir Faiz Zada Abdul Zaher Faizada Dr. Abdul Zahir Faizzada  (20121105)


Final Certified Provincial Council Results: Herat 26-Dec-09 04:00 PM
Vote Order Candidates Name Votes%
1 Sheikh Azizollah "Najafi" Sheikh Azizullah Najafi (Schia Mullah)  10.819 2.6% is the Deputy Head of the PC killed

receiving multiple shots in his head.(2014113)

2 Doctor Nazir Ahmad Haidar born 9.005 2.2%
3 اAl Haj Mohammad Askar Anwari 7914 1.9%
4 Khalil Ahmad "Azizi" 7012 1.7%
5 Dr Abdul Zahir Faizada Abdul Zahir Faizzada 6.549 1.6%
6 Seyed Wahid Qatali Syed Waheed Tatali 6245  1.5% (20130128) is said to be strongly affiliated with and supported by Ismael Khan
7 Sayed Jalaludin Shirzad Sherzada  5945 1.4%
8 Solati Nurzay ozhdah Solat Khan Noorzai 5.810 1.4%
9 Haji Torialy Abdul Jabbar "Taheri" 5689 1.4%
10 Seyed Mohammad Hossein Hosseini Sayed Mohammad Husain Husaini 5.494 1.3%
11 Haji Ahmad Javid Rvf 5.265 1.3%
12 Haji Muhammad Khan 5.065 1.2%
13 Mohammad Omar "Sadighi" 4.993 1.2%
14 Haji Noor Mohammad Zarifi Nor Zarifi 4.938 1.2% (20130128)
15 Mrs. Jahantab Taheri Jahantab Tahiri 8.824 2.1%
16 Shahnaz Ghvsy 7.009 1.7%
17 Mrs. Fatima Jafari 6082 1.5%
18 S. Hosseini Mrs. Sakina Hussaini 4.964 1.2% (20130128)
19 Mojdeh photic 3.979 1.0%

Herat Provincial Council Members’ Biographies

1-      Sayed Abdul Waheed Qatali:
Son of Abdul Wahab, Sayed Abdul Waheed Qatali is born in 1987 in Engeel District. He went to Primary School in his native town. He joined faculty of Art in Heart University. He has his own business. Currently, he is the head of Provincial Council.
Contact No: 0798181181
2-      Dr. Nazir Ahmad:
Dr. Nazir Ahmad Haiderzada is the son of Hasan Alizai. He is born in 1978 in Goryan District. He got his primary education in Goryan District. He went to Medical University of Herat for higher education. He eaerned his master degree as well. He served in one of the muncipal district hospital in Herat. Now, he works as assistant in the Provincial Council.
Contact No: 0799081599
3-     Mrs. Sakinah Husaini
Daughter of Sayed Najaf, Kahanam Sakinah Husaini is born in 1980 at the 12th municipality district of Herat Province. Presently, she is student of Politics and Law at a private university. Earlier, she served as a teacher.
Contact No: 0799240761
4-      Alhaj Sheikh Azizullah Najafi:
Alhaj Sheikh Azizullah Najafi is the son of Mohammad Sarwar Najafi. He is born in 1963 in Engeel District. He earned his religious studies and now he is one of the prominent religious clerics in Herat Province. He was member of Provincial Council in its first tenure.

Unknown gunmen shot dead Sheikh Azizullah Najafi a prominent cleric in Herat province of Afghanistan late Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The incident took place in the 12th police district of Herat city leaving Najafi critically wounded. Sheikh Najafi succumbed to his injuries after he was taken to hospital following the attack. (20141113)

Contact No: 0799191196
5-      Alhaj Dr. Abdul Zahir Faiz Zada:
Alhaj Dr. Abdul Zahir Faiz Zada is the resident of Engeel District. He is 37. During its first tenure, he was head of the Provincial Council for two year. He got his primary studies at his native village. He was a physician but now he is student of politics and law at a private university.
Contact No: 0793210000
6-      Mrs. Fatimah Jafari:
Daughter of Haidar, Fatimah Jafari is 27. She is resident of 12th municipal district of Herat Province. Currently, she is student at private university.
7-      Khalil Ahmad Azizi:
Khalil Ahmad Azizi is the son of Dr. Baseer Ahmad. He is 28. He is born at Sheendand District. He is now student at a private university.
8-      Noor Mohammad Zarifi:
Noor Mohammad Zarifi is the son of Mohammad Zareef Khan. He is born in 1973 in Shindand District. Before assuming membership of Provincial Council, he served as mayor Sheendand and played his role as community elder. He is now studying in a private university.
Contact No: 0799604151
9-      Alhaj Mohammad Askar Anwari:
Alhaj Mohammad Askar Anwari is the son of Mohammad Anwar who is born in 1973 in the district of Gulran. He studied up to high school. He served as community elder.
10-  Sayed Jalaluddin Sherzada:
Sayed Jalaluddin Sherzada is the son of Sayed Qasem. He is born in 1975 in the district of Adraskan. He studied his primary education at a mosque where he learned reading and writing. He however, did not attend formally any school.
11- Mrs.  Khanam Jahantab Tahiri:
Khanam JahantabTahiri is the daughter of Shah Alam. She is 35 years old and hails from Kharkh District of Herat Province. She studied up to high school and was member of Provincial Council in previous tenure.
12-  Sayed Mohammad Husain Husaini:
Son of Abdul Rahman, Sayed Mohammad Husain Husaini is born at 9th municipality district of Herat Province. He was director of social affairs of the province. He got education up to 12th class and hails from a Jihadi Jahadi family. Currently, he is studying in a private university.
Contact No: 0793230000
13-  Haji Toryali Tahiri
Haji Toryali Tahiri is the son of Haji Rahman. He hails from Kharkh District of Herat Province. He is 47. He studied up to 12th class.
14-  Arbab Sher Ahmad Khan Alizai:
Arbab Sher Ahmad Khan Alizai is the son of Mohammad Yousuf. He is born in 1975 in Kahsan District. Though he did not join any education institution formally, he can read and write.
15-  Haji Mohammad Umar Siddiqui:
Haji Mohammad Umar Siddiqui is the son of Haji Mohammad Sarwar. He is 47. He hails from Kahsan District. He didn’t join any formal school but he can read and write. He served as community elder.
16-  Haji Mohammad Khan Noorzai:
Son of Abdul Jabbar, Haji Mohammad Khan Noorzi is 42. He hails from Sheendand District. He completed his primary studies in a mosque. He did not attend any school. Earlier, he was a businessman.
17-  Mrs. Leqae Alam:
Khanam Leqae Alam is the daughter of Abdul Hakeem. She is 42. She lives in Herat city. She studied up to 12th.  . She served as as a teacher.
Contact No: 0799387473
18-  Solat Khan Noorzai:
Solat Khan Noorzai is the son of Haji Askar Khan. He is 75. He hails from Adraskan District. He can read and write despite the fact that he did not attend any educational institution. He served as a community elder.
Contact No: 0799758162
19-  Mrs. Mozdah Noorzai:
Khanam Mozdah Noorzi is the daughter of Mohammad Karnil. She is 53. She hails from Obi District. She studied up to 12th class. Earlier, she served as teacher.


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