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ضرار احمد عثمانی  ضرار احمد عثمانی 
ضرار احمد عثمانی 
سیاستمدار افغان، وزیر امور خارجه. | An Afghan politician, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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Zarar Ahmad Osmani (1964) is a politician in Afghanistan, currently serving as Acting Foreign Minister and Foreign Minister-designate. He previously served as Minister of Counter Narcotics and as Governor of Parwan Province. Prior to this he served as Chief of Police of Parwan province and as Afghan Ambassador to Iran. He has also joined the mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, fighting against the Afghan government that was led by Mohammad Najibullah.

 

Political career

During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Osmani and his brother (Mir Ali Ahmad) got involved in anti-state mujahideen activities. In 1987, after his brother was killed, Osmani was arrested by the Afghan government under Najibullah and sentenced to 20 years at Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul. However, after the collapse of Najibullah's government in 1992, Osmani was released and was made the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Ministry of National Defense under new the Islamic State of Afghanistan.

 

By April 1994, Osmani was serving as Chief of Police of Parwan province. Between 1998 and 2002, he served as First Secretary and later as Afghan Ambassador to Iran. It is said that he was instrumental in helping unite the Northern Alliance. After the collapse of the Taliban regime and establishment of the Karzai administration, Osamani became Governor of Parwan Province in February 2004.

 

In 2009, Osmani was appointed Minister of Counter Narcotics. During his confirmation, he received the highest ever number of confidence votes from the Afghan Parliament. On 28 October 2013, President Karzai appointed Osmani as the acting Foreign Minister.

 

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2014-04-10

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