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Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini
(born in 1962) is the current First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament. Following the Communist coup in 1978, Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini
worked actively to combat the Soviet invasion, and went on to oppose the Taliban
Taliban
from 1993 to 2001 as a social and political activist. After the fall of the Taliban
Taliban
regime in 2002, Yasini began his political career as the Director of Foreign Relations and Economic Evaluation for Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance, and as a prominent member of the Emergency Loya Jirga, which met in Kabul. Since that time he has held several high-level political posts, including such titles as the First Deputy Speaker of the Constitutional Loya Jirga
Loya Jirga
and Director General of the Counter Narcotics Department.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Involvement in the Soviet War in Afghanistan 3 Opposition to the Taliban 4 The Post- Taliban
Taliban
Years 5 Parliamentary work 6 Presidential bid 7 References

Early life[edit] Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini
was born in 1962, in Kama district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. His father, Abdul Sattar Yasini, was a respected Islamic academic and attorney. He attended primary and high school in Nangarhar, and became fluent in Pashto, Dari, Arabic, English and Urdu.[1] Involvement in the Soviet War in Afghanistan[edit] After the Communist coup in 1978, Yasini and his family were among the most trusted influential politicians working in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
by that time, his uncle Shakoor Yasini was a very influential person against the soviet occupation. At that time Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini
was a schoolboy and his uncle Shakoor Yasini was a religious scholar, but his uncle took hardly part in the battles during jihad, his famous practice is well known among locals, as he mastered the war and fought the Russian army as they reached the Mashreqi battlefield. His family is well known in Nangarhar Province. Opposition to the Taliban[edit] For a period of 8 years (1993–2001), Yasini worked in active opposition to the Taliban
Taliban
regime as a social and political activist. As a prominent member of the anti- Taliban
Taliban
movement Yasini built his most enduring political relationships. The Post- Taliban
Taliban
Years[edit] After the fall of the Taliban
Taliban
in 2002, Yasini was appointed as the first Director of the Red Cross
Red Cross
in Nangarhar. Following this, Yasini was the Director of Foreign Relations and Economic Evaluation for the Ministry of Finance. Also in 2002, he was elected a member of the Emergency Loya Jirga, which met in Kabul. In 2003, Mr. Yasini was appointed Director General of the Counter Narcotics Department of the National Security Council of Afghanistan. He was also an elected member of the Constitutional Loya Jirga
Loya Jirga
and was elected as the first deputy speaker with the majority of votes. In 2005, Mr. Yasini was appointed Deputy Minister, Ministry of Counter Narcotics in the Government of Afghanistan.[1] Parliamentary work[edit] In 2005, Yasini was elected to the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament as a representative of Nangarhar Province. He is currently the leader of the largest parliamentary party in the Afghanistan
Afghanistan
lower house, the Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Parliamentary Party, and the First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament.[1] Presidential bid[edit] In March 2009, Mirwais Yasini
Mirwais Yasini
announced his formal opposition to the Karzai government, and declared his intent to run in Afghanistan's 2009 Presidential Elections, citing flagging public support for the Karzai presidency due to rampant corruption.[2] In a formal statement, Yasini described his vision for the future of Afghanistan:

I envision a peaceful, democratic, developed, drug-free, prosperous, sovereign and united Afghanistan. My mission is to spread democratic principles, development, freedom, social justice, human rights, effective governance, while strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan, and coexisting with our neighbors in peace with respect for international law and conventions... I will effectively mobilize constituencies such as the National Assembly, Provincial Councils, political societies (parties), Civil Society Groups (NGOs, associations, media), tribal shuras, the private sector (the business community), local leaders (Maliks, Khans, religious scholars), and former Jihadi leaders and moderate Taliban
Taliban
to work for the interests of Afghans as well as those of the international community.

- Mirwais Yasini, March 2009[3] Preliminary results place him fifth in a field of thirty-eight.[4] References[edit]

^ a b c "Mirwais Yasini, Presidential Candidate: Election Campaign Strategy." March, 2009 ^ Hamid Karzai Calls For Early Poll<http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/insidestory/2009/03/20093312486862894.html> ^ Mirwais Yasini, Presidential Candidate: Election Campaign Strategy. March, 2009 ^ "Preliminary Result of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Presidential Contest". Sabawoon online. 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2009-

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