Afghan Biographies

Olumi, Noorulhaq Noor ul Haq Olomi Ulumi

Name Olumi, Noorulhaq Noor ul Haq Olomi Ulumi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1941
Function/Grade Ex MP MNA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Governor Kandahar
Commanding General 2nd Corps Kandahar
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Kandahar

3. Biodata:
Olumi_NoorFormer general Noor ul Haq Olomi Nur ul-Haq Ulumi was born 1941 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He belongs to the Pashtun Barazai tribe. Ulumi graduated from the University of Kabul magna cum laude in 1966.He was the head of the Kandahar Army Corps during the communist Government and is the founder of the National united party (Hezb e Muttahed e Melli) which was founded in Kabul in 2003. Its still unachieved aim is “to bring together all (or at least many) of those groups and factions whose members were former communist PDPA (26 members). Originally from Kandahar, he belongs to the Olomi tribe was part of the Parcham faction of the Afghan Communist party which opposed to Khalq of Gulabzoi’s group. This career military was trained both in the United States and in the Soviet Union and he speaks fluent English and Russian. His Elder brother was one of the powerful generals in Najibullah’s government and was assassinated under the Mujaheddin. Ulumi, as commander of Afghan government forces in Kabul, surrendered Kabul in April 1992 to advancing mujahideen forces. He was in exile in the Netherlands during the Taliban regime (1992-2002).  Ulumi was elected as an MP for Kandahar Province in 2005, with 13,035 out of a total of 178,269 votes. The only candidate to receive a higher number of votes was Quayum Karzai, the elder brother of President Hamid Karzai, who received 14,243 votes. In 2010 Ulumi failed to be re-elected, failing to receive even 3,000 out of a total of 85,385 votes. There were also accusations of electoral fraud and vote rigging.

Ulumi has two daughters and a son, all of whom live in the Netherlands.

Ulumi speaks English and Russian fluently.


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