Afghan Biographies

Ghani, Al-haj Abdul

Name Ghani, Al-haj Abdul
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1960
Function/Grade Ex-MP MNA
History and Biodata

Al-haj Abdul Ghani
Mobile: 0799 405486

2. Previous Functions:
Provincial Council Member
 Meshrano Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Balkh Province.elected

3. Biodata:
Al-Haj Abdul Ghani Ghani, son of Al-Haj Ghulam Muhammad, was born in 1960 in the village of Aaqak Barak in Kishand district of Balkh province. He received a religious education in private schools from 1968 to 1979. When the Communist regime was established, he left the country and lived in Peshawar, Pakistan from 1981 until 1983. In February 1983, he returned to the country but by June 1983 he left for Iran, where he lived until 1986. He returned in March 1986 and attended a medical course organized by an American organization. After a year of study, he graduated in second place and began providing basic health care and first aid services. During the Taleban time Ghani lived in the Saudi Arabian cities of Makkah and Medina. He returned to the country in 2001 and started serving his people. He obtained an agreement from the Ministry of Education to establish 17 schools in Kishand. He enrolled 2,500 students and recruited 70 teachers, including himself, along with other staff. Meanwhile, he strove to promote peace by encouraging armed fighters to trade in their weapons for work tools. As a result of his efforts, 700 former mujahideen fighters handed in all their weapons to the government in 2002. He received a DDR medal and letter of appreciation from the President. He also received a silver medal for his participation in the Constitutional Loya Jirga. Ghani was indirectly elected to the Meshrano Jirga through Provincial Council elections in Balkh.

He is married and has ten children.

Last Modified 2011-05-19
Established 2009-10-22