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Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, new speaker of Wolesi Jirga

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, new speaker of Wolesi Jirga

Feb 28, 2011 - 15:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the new speaker of the lower house, was born into an influential family in Imaminfo-icon Sahib district in northern Kunduz province in 1963.

He received primary educationinfo-icon at Basus middle school in the district and then studied at a madrassainfo-icon until 12th grade in Takharistan in Kunduz.

He was accepted to study literature at Kabul University, but before he could begin his education, he was arrested by Soviet troops for allegedly cooperating with the mujahideeninfo-icon. He was released with the help of his friends and tribal elders and started at Kabul University in 1979, just at the start of the decade-long Soviet invasion.

When he returned to Kunduz in 1982, he was jailed by Soviet troops for a second time because his brother, Abdul Latif Ibrahimi, was a jihadi commander in Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistaninfo-icon. Latif Ibrahimi is currently being investigated for corruption and misuses of power during his time as governor of Kunduz and Takhar.

After he was released from prison, Ibrahimi decided to join the mujahideen and fought against Soviet troops until 1984.

In 1985, he went to Saudi Arabia to study Arabic in Riyadh, the capital. After completing his studies, he returned to Kunduz and resumed his fight against the Soviet’s Red Army until they were driven out in 1989.

After that, he joined Ahmad Shah Masood, the military commander of the Northern Allianceinfo-icon who was battling the Talibaninfo-icon. When the Taliban were defeated in late 2001, he worked in the border police brigade.

He was a participant of the Loya Jirgainfo-icon in 2002 to decide on a transitional government for Afghanistan and was elected by the people of Kunduz to Parliament in 2005, and again in 2010.

Currently, he is studying Arabic at Kabul University.

He has two wives, six sons and eight daughters.

myn /cas

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