Afghan Biographies

Jareer, Houmayoun Jarir

Name Jareer, Houmayoun Jarir
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Hekmatyar Son-in-law of former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekm
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Jareer_HomayunHomayoun Jareer Jarir lived in Iran before December 2001. He is a Kabul based politician other sources say he resides mostly in Islamabad, Pakistan. Houmayoun Jareer is said to be the Son-in-law of former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. However - Jamaluddin Hekmatyar, a son of fugitive leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbadin Hekmatyar said in a press statement that Hamayun Jareer was not the son-in-law of Gulbadin Hekmatyar, but the son-in-law of his brother Akhtar Muhammad.

He said alleged that Jareer had been working for the Iranian government for the last 30 years and had also links with British intelligence agency, MI6. Jareer led The Cyprus Group of 10 (one woman) who participated in the Bonn Conference in December 2001. Jareer and some former Taliban members planed to meet in the Maldives (19.-21. May 10) for talks ahead of a government-organized traditional "loya jirga" meeting 29 May 2010 in Kabul. Several participants of the Maldive Peace Conference (19.-21. May 2010) were introduced as indirect representatives of Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami that is why both Hezb-e-Islami and Taliban disassociated themselves from the conference. Jareer led the May Iran-backed parleys, as he wanted to be recognised as an opposition leader, analysts believed.

It was a second attempt by Iran to bring together representatives of the groups opposed to the Karzai government. Jarir is an ethnic Tajik from the Panjshir Valley, and a poet and trader of blue sapphires. He sided with the slain Ahmad Shah Massoud of the North Alliance in the 1990s against Hekmatyar in the turbulent years of inter-mujahideen fighting that led to the Taliban seizing power in 1996. However, according to militant sources who spoke to Asia Times Online, Hekmatyar was not amused and sent a note to Jarir saying "enough is enough" and that he had no right to represent him. The third round of Afghan peace talks led by Humayoon Jareer, the son-in-law of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was held on Saturday (20101106) in Maldives.

Last Modified 2011-04-17
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