Hamed Karzai

Hamed Karzai:

Early Life and Education:

  • Born on December 24, 1957, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Belongs to the Popalzai Pashtun tribe.
  • Father, Abdul Ahad Karzai, was a prominent politician and parliamentarian.
  • Attended Habibia High School in Kabul and later studied political science at Himachal Pradesh University in India.
  • Also pursued higher education in France.

Political Career:

  • Returned to Afghanistan in 1973 and became involved in anti-government activities.
  • Joined the mujahideen resistance movement against the Soviet occupation in the 1980s.
  • Served as deputy foreign minister in the Afghan Interim Government in 1992.
  • Became the leader of the Popalzai tribe in 1996.

Rise to Power:

  • After the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, Karzai was chosen as the Chairman of the Afghan Interim Administration.
  • Elected as the President of Afghanistan in 2004 and re-elected in 2009.
  • Served as President for two terms, from 2004 to 2014.


  • Focused on rebuilding the country after decades of war and conflict.
  • Worked to improve security, infrastructure, education, and healthcare.
  • Signed the Bonn Agreement in 2001, which laid the foundation for a new government and constitution.
  • Oversaw the adoption of the new constitution in 2004, which established a democratic system of government.
  • Established a close relationship with the United States and other international partners.
  • Faced challenges such as corruption, insecurity, and the ongoing insurgency.


  • Remained active in politics and public life after stepping down as President.
  • Founded the Hamed Karzai Foundation, which focuses on promoting peace, education, and development in Afghanistan.
  • Criticized the Afghan government and international community for their handling of the country's problems.
  • Continues to advocate for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Other Notable Achievements:

  • Awarded the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Award in 2010.
  • Received honorary doctorates from universities in India, Turkey, and the United States.
  • Published a book titled "Afghanistan, a Memoir of the Country That Never Was" in 2022.

Personal Life:

  • Married to Zeenat Karzai since 1999.
  • Has three children: Mirwais, Malalai, and Abdullah.
  • Speaks Pashto, Dari, English, and French fluently.
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Hamed Karzai
Hamed Karzai
Hamed Karzai
Hamed Karzai
Hamed Karzai
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