Afghan Biographies

Farid , Haji Zainul Abodin Ahmad Fareed

Name Farid , Haji Zainul Abodin Ahmad Fareed
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex MNA MP
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MNA Kapisa Province

3. Biodata:
Ustad Haji Ahmad Fareed was born in Kapisa Province. He was a member of the Immunities, Rights and Privilege of Jirga Members Commission in 2005 Wolesi Jirga. He was elected as a chairman of the committee. Haji Ahmad Farid the ex-MP from Kapisa and ex-Hezb-e Islami member is a talented orator.

Haji Farid was reportedly beaten after he called Taliban militants ‘Angels of Peace’ during Friday prayers in Pul-e-Kheshti mosque of Kabul city.

He was rescued after police forces interfered to disperse the angry mob.  Reports suggest that Haji Farid was one of the main supporters of the Taliban group while he was serving as member of parliament in the past. Haji Ahmad Farid and Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai, a wealthy ex-mujahed, former prime minister under Burhanuddin Rabbani and deputy of Abdul Rab Rassul Sayyaf’s Ittehad-e Islami (renamed Dawat-e Islami, meanwhile) and now head of his own party, the Islamist Hezb-e Eqtedar-e Islami had organised what they called a ‘jirga of ulama and intellectuals on the BSA’. Farid was also one of the main opponents of bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington which was endorsed by majority during the consultative Loya Jirga last year.(20140905) Farid is a supporter of Presidential Candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani.


Last Modified 2014-09-06
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