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Wahdat-i-Millat Afghanistan party leader passes away

Wahdat-i-Millat Afghanistan party leader passes away

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Oct 22, 2015 - 10:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Qurban Ali Irfani, a member of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon (WJ) and head of the Wahdat-i-Millat Afghanistaninfo-icon, passed away at the age of 71 years on Thursday.

The lawmaker died of cancer at his residence in the Qum city of neighbouring Iran. He had visited Germany and Iran several times for medical treatment.

Arif Rahmani, a legislator from southern Ghazni province, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the death Irfani and said the deceased was also the deputy head of Afghanistan Shia Ulemainfo-icon Council.

Irfan was born in 1945 in the Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province and completed his Islamic educationinfo-icon from Najaf Madrasa in 1979.

He also obtained a bachelor degree in Islamic Education from the same seminary in 1991 and served as deputy head of the Wahdat-i-Millat during jihadinfo-icon against the Soviet occupation troops.

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