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Monday 24 February 2020

Ruqia Naiel’s biography

Province: Ghor

District: Lal Wa Sar Jangal Votes: 8747

Phone: 0799739215

Age: 33 Incumbent

First language: Dari

Party Affiliation: Independent

Commission (2012): Finance, Budget, Public Accounts and Banking Affairs (Previous Deputy, 2011)

Personal background: Ruqia Naiel, daughter of Ewaz Ali, was born in 1978, in Lal Wa Sar Jangal district, Ghor province. She is married and has no children. She participated in the London Conference on Afghanistan in 2006 and has traveled to many countries including Lithuania, the United Kingdon, Germany, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Naiel’s interests include reading and walking. Her first language is Dari and she speaks English as well.

Education: Naiel finished her primary and secondary education at the Zainab Kubra High School, Ghor province, in 1994. She completed a nursing course conducted by the Ministry of Health from 1996-1998 and is currently a student of International Relations and Political Science at Kateb University, Kabul.

Civil society/NGO connections: Naiel is currently the deputy of the Movement of Afghan Sisters (MAS) and attributes most of her votes to civil society activities in Ghor. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Afghanistan.

Previous occupation: In 1995, Naiel was a trainer for a literacy course conducted by Oxfam in Ghor. From 1998-2005, she was a nurse in a children’s clinic in Lal Wa Sar Jangal district of Ghor province, funded by the Shuhada Organization.

2005 Parliament: Naiel was elected to parliament in 2005 with 6,925 votes. During this term, she served on the commission for Communication, Transportation, Urban Housing and Municpalities.

Other information: Naiel was a representative for Ghor province in the Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002. She has been vocally critical of President Karzai’s signing of the Shia Personal Status Law.