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Sahira Sharif
File:Sahira
Wolesi Jirga member Sahira Sharif
Nationality Afghanistan
Occupation legislator

Sahira Sharif was elected to represent Khost Province in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.[1]

A report on Khost prepared at the Navy Postgraduate School stated that she "was possibly associated with Hezb-e Islami". A member of the Pashtun ethnic group, she attended University and may have had a Master's degree. As a member of parliament, she sat on the Education Committee.[1] A former Hezb-e Islami leader, she presented herself in 2005 as an independent candidate, and was believed to support the Hamid Karzai administration.[2]

She is described as a women's rights activist.[3]

During the 2009 presidential election, she supported Ashraf Ghani.[4]

In the 2010 Afghan Parliamentary Elections, she ran in Khost province as an independent.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Khost Profile". Navy Postgraduate School. 2009-01. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.edu%2Fprograms%2Fccs%2FDocs%2FExecutive%2520Summaries%2FKandahar_Provincial_Overview_Jan09.pdf&date=2010-01-31.  mirror
  2. ^ "RRT RESEARCH RESPONSE Keywords: Afghanistan – Hezb-e-Islami – Khost Province – Harassment". Refugee Review Tribunal Australia. 29 November 2005. http://www.mrt-rrt.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/68/AFG23734.pdf.aspx. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  3. ^ Constable, Pamela (August 31, 2009). "Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/30/AR2009083002774.html. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Electioneering heats up 10 days before elections". Pajhwok Afghan News. 10/08/2009. http://www.pajhwokelections.af/viewstory.php?storyid=52. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Khost Province Final List of Candidates for 2010 Wolesi Jirga Elections". Independent Election Commission. http://www.iec.org.af/pdf/final/english/khost.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
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