Afghan Biographies

Baktash Ischi

Name Baktash Ischi
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Wolesi Jirga Member 2018 MP MNA Jawzjan
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2018 MP MNA  Jawzjan

3. Biodata:
Baktash Ischi Baktash Eshgi Baktash Eshchi is the s/o Ahmad Ishchi and brother of Provincial Council Member Babar. Ahmad Eshchi is the son of an arbab (rich landlord), and former governor of Dostum’s home province Jawzjan in the 1990s. Ahmad Eshchi – formerly and better known as Engineer Ahmad – was involved in a widely reported personal conflict with Dostum in late 2016, after which Eshchi accused Dostum of serious physical assault and abuse.

Eshgi secured 6,792 votes (second most)  in the 2018 Wolesi Jirga Elections and got a seat in WJ.(20181125)


In the winter of 2016, Ahmad Ishchi went on national television to accuse Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the vice president of a government bankrolled by the United States, of abducting him, and then punching and kicking him until a pool of blood formed under his feet. General Dostum, he said, next dropped his pants and tried — and failed — to rape him before asking his guards to sexually assault him with their guns.

During those televised interviews in which he described what had been done to him, Mr. Ishchi, 63, who was perceived as a rival to General Dostum’s leadership of Afghanistan’s Uzbek community, couldn’t sit straight because his wounds, verified by two medical forensic reports, were still too fresh.


Last Modified 2018-12-21
Established 2018-11-25