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Monday 20 January 2020


Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi

Province: Herat

District: Guzarah

Votes: 8931

Phone: 0799201948

Age: 52 Incumbent

First language: Dari

Party Affiliation: Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan

Commission (2012): Legislative Affairs (Chair, 2012; previous Deputy, 2011)

Personal background: Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, son of Mullah Tajuddin, was born in 1959 in the Guzarah district of Herat province. He is married and has three daughters and three sons. Hanafi is interested in reading and teaching. His first language is Dari and he also speaks Pashto, Arabic and a little English.

Education: Hanafi finished his primary education at the Fatah School in Herat in 1972 and his secondary education at the Jami Sharif Islamic Madrasa, also in Herat, in 1979. He went on to continue his studies in Islamic Sharia, Law, and Political Science, gaining the equivalent of a PhD in this field.

Civil society/NGO connections: Hanafi is a member of a religious council.

Previous occupation: Hanafi was the head of the Department of Justice in the Southwestern Zone from 1982-1991. He was then a commander in Rabbani's Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan from 1992-1996. He held the position of governor of Guzara district from 1992-1995. He has been a teacher of Islamic subjects in various universities and madrasas. He lived in both Iran and Pakistan for periods of time during the war years; in Iran, in 1999-2001, he worked as the head of the Umat (“Nation”) monthly publication.

2005 Parliament: Hanafi was elected to parliament in 2005 with 16,183 votes, coming in second in the province. During this term, he served on the Legislative Affairs commission.

Other information: Hanafi participated in the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003. He is closely linked to Ismail Khan, former governor and commander in Herat.