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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Wolesi Jirga Security Committee

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P 270836Z MAY 08
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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: WOLESI JIRGA SECURITY COMMITTEE
MEMBERS

1. This is an action request - see paragraph 2.

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the name of eleven (11) Wolesi Jirga members
invited by Rep. David Price and Rep. David Drier to participate in a
House Democracy Assistance Commission (HDAC) program. HDAC will
focus on legislative oversight of the defense and security sector.
Post possesses no derogatory information on these individuals. Post
requests the Department's review of these members by June 9, 2008.

3. Following is the biographical data:

1. Name: Hamidullah Tokhi
Father's name: Amir Tila
Grandfather's name: Esmatullah
Age: 46
POB: Zabul Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Current Position: Member of Internal Affairs Committee

2. Name: Ali Akbar Qasemi
Father's name: Mohammad Hassan
Grandfather's name: Baz Ali
Age: 54
POB: Ghazni Province Afghanistan
Ethnicity: Hazara
Current Position: Member of Defense Affairs Committee

3. Name: Engineer Mohammad Alam Qarar
Father's name: Wali Mohammad
Grandfather's name: N/A
Age: 49
POB: Laghman Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Current Position: Member of the Internal Affairs Committee

4. Name: Alhaj Dad Mohammad Nooristani
Father's name: Alhaj Taj Mohammad Noristani
Grandfather's name: N/A
Age: 47
POB: Nuristan Province
Ethnicity: Pashaee
Current Position: Member of Defense Committee

5. Name: Alhaj Amir Lalai
Father's name: Alhaj Mir Ahmad
Grandfather's name:
Age: 57
POB: Kandahar Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Current Position: Member of Defense Committee

6. Name: Engineer Mohammad Eqbal Safi
Father's name: Sayed Agha
Grandfather's name: Abdul Satar
Age: 39
POB: Kapisa Province
Ethnicity: Tajik
Current Position: Chairman of the Defense Committee

7. Name: Abdul Hadi Safi
Father's name: Mohammad Sawar
Grandfather's name: Mohammad Akram
Age: 48
POB: Kapisa Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Current Position: Member of Defense Committee

8. Name: Mr. Sayed Zaman Hashimi
Father's name: Sayed Jalal
Grandfather's name: Hazrat Jan
Age: 31
POB: Kunduz Province
Ethnicity: Tajik
Current Position: Director General for International Relations of
Wolesi Jirga

9. Name: Hon. Alhaj Mohammad Mosa Hotak
Father's name: Qazi Abdul Mehdi
Grandfather's name: Abdul Hadi
Age: 54
POB: Wardak Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Current Position: Deputy of Internal Affairs Committee

10. Name: Khalid A. Pashton
Father's name: N/A
Grandfather's name:
Age: 49
POB: Kandahar Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun

Current Position: Member of Internal Affairs Committee

11. Name: Alhaji Abdul Raoof Ibrahimi
Father's name: Haji Sher Khan
Grandfather's name: Haji Ibrahimi
Age: 45
POB: Konduz
Ethnicity: Uzbek
Current Position: Secretary Internal Affairs Committee
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