MOHAMMAD MOHAQIQ (Dari : محمد محقق/Pashto : محمد
محقق) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as a member of
Afghan Parliament . He is also the founder and chairman of the
People\'s Islamic Unity Party of
Afghanistan . During the 1980s, he
served with the mujahideen rebel forces fighting against the
Afghan government. After the withdrawal of the Soviet
Union in 1989, Mohaqiq was appointed as the leader of the Hezb-e
Wahdat for northern Afghanistan.
* 1 Early years
* 2 Political career
* 3 References
* 4 External links
Mohaqeq was born in 1955 and hails from
Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh
Province . He is an ethnic Hazara , the son of Sarwar. He holds a
bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from
Iran . Mohaqiq speaks
Persian, Uzbeki and Arabic. He has been involved in mujahideen
activities after the April 1978
Saur Revolution .
Afghan civil war in the early 1990s, he was regarded as a
prominent leader fighting for his Hazara people. In the late 1990s,
Mohaqiq joined the
Northern Alliance (United Front) in their
resistance and struggle against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Taliban ). After the fall of the Taliban, he was appointed as the
Vice President and the Minister of Planning in the interim government
Hamid Karzai .
Mohaqiq ran as a candidate in the 2004
Afghan presidential election .
He came in third place with 11.7% of the votes after
Hamid Karzai and
Yunus Qanuni .
A January 2009 article by Ahmad Majidyar of the American Enterprise
Institute included Mohaqiq on a list of fifteen possible candidates in
Afghan presidential election . In the end, however, Mohaqiq
opted to support President Karzai against his main challenger Abdullah
Abdullah in the election.
In 2010, Mohaqiq stopped supporting President Karzai because of
Karzai's policy of appeasement towards the
Taliban insurgents . In
late 2011, Mohaqiq,
Ahmad Zia Massoud
Ahmad Zia Massoud and
Abdul Rashid Dostum created
the National Front of
Afghanistan National Front,
* ^ A B Ahmad Majidyar (January 2009). "Afghanistan\'s Presidential
American Enterprise Institute . Archived from the
original on 2009-09-18.
* ^ "Minority leaders leaving Karzai\'s side over leader\'s
overtures to insurgents"
* ^ "There is more to peace than Taliban".