Afghan Biographies

Balakarzai, Turan Sahib Abdul Khaliq Bala Karzai


Name Balakarzai, Turan Sahib Abdul Khaliq Bala Karzai
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1958
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Kandahar
History and Biodata

Turan Sahib Abdul Khaliq Khan Balakarzai
Phone: 0700302653

2. Previous Functions:
Logistics Commander of the 101st Artillery Battalion of the Afghan Army’s Second Corp in Kandahar (1978-1980) In 1980,
Mujahideen commander for Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan for ten years.
Official wth the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process in Kandahar
province.(2001-2004)
Spin Boldak District Chief (2004-2005)
He joined the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DAIG) program in Kandahar through 2010.
Advisor of the Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programme in Kandahar.
Wolesi Jirga Member MP MNA 2010

3. Biodata:
Balakarzai_TuranToran (in English: Captain) Saheb Abdul Khaliq Balakarzai  son of Haji Abdul Razaq was born 1958  in Dand District, Kandahar Province and hails from Popolzai tribe. His father, Abdul Razaq, was a Kandahar senator in 1969, under Zahir Shah’s reign, and was a leader of the Popalzai tribe. Balakarzai completed his studies at Harbi Khwanzai Military School in 1975 in Kabul and graduated from the artillery department of Harbi Pohantoon Military University in Pul-i Charkhi, Kabul in 1978.

He bagged  most votes during Wolesi Jirga Election 2010 and is a popular jihadi commander and minor political figure from Bala Karz, in Dand District, with close ties to Ahmed Wali Karzai. Balakarzai ist a Hamid Karzai loyalist.

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

He is married and has six children.

Balakarzai speaks Pashtu, Dari and English.

Last Modified 2012-07-30
Established 2010-10-24