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Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy

Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy
محمدداوود سلطان‌زوی
Member of the Wolesi Jirga for Ghazni Province
In office
2005–2010
Serving with 10 others
President Hamid Karzai
Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud
Karim Khalili
Member of the 2002 Loyal Jirga
In office
11th June 2002 – 19th June 2002
President Hamid Karzai (acting)
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 62–63)
Kabul, Kingdom of Afghanistan
Citizenship Afghanistan
Alma mater Kabul University
Profession Politician, Pilot
Military service
Battles/wars Soviet war in Afghanistan

Mohammad Daud Sultanzoy was elected to represent Ghazni Province in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.[1] He is a Pashtun from the Ghilzai tribe. He is fluent in English, and prior to his election he was a pilot for United Airlines. He is noteworthy for working to get out the women's vote.

History

Sultanzoy was born in 1952 in Kabul. He went on to graduate with a BS from Kabul University in 1973, having studied Engineering Management. He then went on to train as a pilot at the Pan American World Airways Training Center and the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Training Center. Sultanzoy holds an aircraft Airline Transport Pilot license and is certified to fly more than 8 different aircraft.[2]

Sultanzoy fought against the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the early 1980s during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. After receiving a war injury he returned to the United States where he became a pilot for United Airlines. He remained an active participant in Afghan political and civil socieites during the 1980s and 1990s.[2]

He returned to Afghanistan following the US led invasion in 2001, and was elected as a member of the 2002 loyal jirga. He was later elected as a member of the Wolesi Jirga for Ghazni province in the 2005 parliamentary election. During his term he served as the Chairman of the Committee for National Economy, Rural Development, Agriculture and NGOs. He also took part in numerous Presidential delegations to countries such as Germany, France, Pakistan and India.[2]

More recently he has hosted a TV show on the Afghan channel TOLO TV.[2]

He stood as a candidate in the 2014 Afghan presidential election.

References

  1. ^ "Province: Ghazni".  
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.tolonews.com/elections2014/daoud-sultanzoy
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