Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai

Basic Information:

  • Full Name: Hamid Karzai
  • Date of Birth: December 24, 1957
  • Place of Birth: Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Nationality: Afghan
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Political Party: Independent
  • Spouse: Zeenat Karzai
  • Children: Mirwais Karzai, Malalai Karzai

Early Life and Education:

  • Born into the influential Karzai Pashtun family in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Completed his early education in Afghanistan and attended Habibia High School in Kabul.
  • Studied political science at Himachal Pradesh University in India.
  • Returned to Afghanistan in 1983 and worked as a journalist and translator.

Political Career:

  • Played a significant role in the Afghan resistance against the Soviet occupation during the 1980s.
  • Served as the Chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan from December 2001 to June 2002.
  • Elected as the first President of Afghanistan in October 2004.
  • Re-elected for a second term in August 2009.
  • Served as President of Afghanistan until September 2014.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Led Afghanistan through a period of transition and reconstruction following the fall of the Taliban regime.
  • Oversaw the drafting of a new constitution and the establishment of democratic institutions.
  • Worked to improve relations with neighboring countries, particularly Pakistan and Iran.
  • Implemented reforms aimed at promoting economic growth and development.
  • Established the Afghan National Security Forces and worked to strengthen the country's military and security apparatus.


  • Accused of corruption and nepotism during his presidency.
  • Criticized for his handling of the security situation in Afghanistan, particularly the ongoing insurgency.
  • Alleged to have close ties to Pakistan, which has been accused of supporting the Taliban.


  • Remains active in Afghan politics and frequently comments on current events.
  • Founded the Karzai International Development Foundation, which focuses on promoting education and development in Afghanistan.
  • Continues to advocate for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Additional Information:

  • Speaks fluent Pashto, Dari, and English.
  • Received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1997.
  • Was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2002.
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai