Afghan Biographies

Zadran, Haji Padshah Khan

Name Zadran, Haji Padshah Khan
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1954
Function/Grade Ex MP MNA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Governor of Paktia,
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Paktia Paktiya

3. Biodata
Zadran_Badsha_KhanHaji Padshah Badshah Pacha Khan Zadran was born 1954 in Paktia Province. Padcha Khan Zadran is a Pashtun leader of the Zadran tribe, commander and Jamiat Warlord who looks a lot like Iraq President Saddam Hussein, says he has many grievances against Karzai, but the biggest is Karzai's refusal to put him in charge of the three provinces of southeastern Afghanistan. There was battle between him and Haji Saifullah over who would be governor of Paktia. adran was one of the anti-Taliban warlords who attended the December 2001 conference in Bonn Germany which chose Hamid Karzai as President of the Afghan Transitional Authority. Angered that his assistance to American forces had not been rewarded, and his removal from Paktia as a Governor later, Zadran's forces quickly became a "renegade" force. In September 2002, they laid an unsuccessful siege to the city of Khost. Zadran was arrested by Pakistani security forces in November 2003. On February 3 2004 he and his brother Amanullah were brought to the border of Afghanistan and handed over to Afghan troops. They were then driven to Jalalabad Airport, and a helicopter took them to Kabul. In 2005, he was elected to the Afghanistan's legislature, the Wolesi Jirga.

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