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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Two Afghan Development Experts In

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FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0747

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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: Two Afghan Development Experts in
Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies

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

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the names and biodata of two Afghan development
experts to take an advanced executive course at the Asia Pacific
Center for Strategic Studies in Hawaii from October 15 - December 7,
2007. Post possesses no derogatory information on these
individuals. Post requests Department?s review of these candidates
and response by October 12, 2007. Post appreciates Department?s
assistance in vetting these individuals with a short suspense.

3. Following are biographical data:

Name: Ghulam Haider
DOB: March 11, 1970
POB: Koat District, Nangarhar Province
Father's Name: Mohammad Omer
Grandfather's Name: Haider Gul
Ethnicity: Mohmand
Unit/Position: Chief Program Coordinator, Ministry of Rural
Rehabilitation and Development

Name: Ajmal Shirzai
DOB: June 23, 1961
POB: Naheya-3, Kabul
Father's Name: Shir Ahmad
Grandfather's Name: Ahmad Shah
Ethnicity: Pashtun
Unit/Position: Director of Afghan Institute for Rural Development

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