|History and Biodata
The name of Muhammad Shoaib Kharotai, a Parwan candidate for Wolesi Jirga Election 2010, was removed by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) from a list of 2,673 standing for the September 18 elections, saying he had links to a armed group. Kharotai said the allegations against him were baseless. He has appealed to the Supreme Court saying the IEC has no evidence to support their claim. He said it was a political conspiracy to prevent him from running as he has been working to bring peace to the country and was even a member of the advisory peace jirga.