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Sahira Sharif

Sahira Sharif
Nationality Afghanistan
Occupation legislator

Sahira Sharif was elected to represent Khost Province in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.[1]

A report on Khost prepared at the Navy Postgraduate School stated that she "was possibly associated with Hezb-e Islami". A member of the Pashtun ethnic group, she attended University and may have had a Master's degree. As a member of parliament, she sat on the Education Committee.[1] A former Hezb-e Islami leader, she presented herself in 2005 as an independent candidate, and was believed to support the Hamid Karzai administration.[2]

She is described as a women's rights activist.[3]

During the 2009 presidential election, she supported Ashraf Ghani.[4]

In the 2010 Afghan Parliamentary Elections, she ran in Khost province as an independent.[5]


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