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.
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 ...