Afghan Biographies

Amini, Frishta Freshta Farishta

Name Amini, Frishta Freshta Farishta
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1975
Function/Grade Ex Wolesi Jirga Member
History and Biodata

Frishta Amini
Phone: 0797220841

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga 2010 MP MNA Nimroz Nimruz

3. Biodata:
amini_frishtaFrishta Amini, daughter of Dr. Solayman, was born in 1975 in Zeranj district, Nimroz
province. Amini’s father was a doctor on the Nimroz front for the Mujahideen. Amini finished her primary and secondary education at the Den wa Danish High School in Iran in 1993. She attained her bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science from Mazendaran University, Iran, in 2009.

Amini spent 32 years in Iran during the war. After returning to Afghanistan she ran a diagnostic clinic in Zaranj city and served as a laboratory doctor for two years.

Frishta Amini came 50 votes shy of winning a parliamentary seat in 2005, but she did not give up and continued to believe that Afghan women could engage in politics and work side by side with men. A member of the Anardaragi tribe, she grew up in an influential family that believed in the equal treatment of sons and daughters, one that supported her education and engagement in politics.

Amini won her seat in Wolesi Jirga 2010 with 3,369 votes, the second highest count in Nimroz province. She ran an effective campaign with an operation staffed entirely by volunteers. Amini believed that the people of Nimroz recognize those who would serve them honestly. A doctor by profession, she is known both in her tribe and her province for her trustworthy services.

As a longtime champion for women's rights, Amini believes it is vital to increase women's political participation. She said she is determined to work toward the improvement of women's rights and for increased female participation in the Afghan government.

Commission (2012): National Economy, NGOs, Rural Development, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
(previous Secretary, 2011).

Mohammad Hashim, who represents northern Faryab,  is a member of a newly-created “National Unity" group (the 9th group) in Wolesi Jirga to protect “the national interests” and promote “national unity.” A lawmaker from western Herat province, Ghulam Farooq, had been appointed as head of the group, Kabul MP Farhad Saddiqi as his deputy and female lawmaker from southwestern Nimroz province, Mrs. Fareshta Amini, as secretary.(20140120)

She is married and has two children.

Amini speaks Dari.

Last Modified 2019-05-01
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