Afghan Biographies

Jalali, Robina Muqimyar Mrs.


Name Jalali, Robina Muqimyar Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1986
Function/Grade Ex MP MNA Candidate
History and Biodata

Robina Jalal
Contact Info: robinajalali@live.com.
Mobile: +93(0) 777 315 121 +93(0) 703 010 101. +93(0) 799 239 006.

2. Previous Functions:
Sprinter at the Olympics 2004 and 2008, unsuccessful Candidate for Wolesi Jirga Elections 2010.

3. Biodata:
Jalali_RobinaRobina Jalali Muqimyar Rubina was born July 03, 1986 in Kabul. Jalali is one of seven children (four girls and three boys). Her father Haji Jamaluddin was a businessman in the computer industry who now runs a non-profit company that teaches Afghan women how to sew. Jalali was home schooled during the era of the Taliban when schooling for girls was forbidden. At 16 she attended school after the Taliban wer ousted 2001. Her Mother Mahbubah runs a beauty parlour in Kabul City. The familiy lives in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul. Robina has worked at the Kabul Bank. Ms Jalali, with the support of her family, trained as a sprinter and, after the Taliban fell, followed her dream to the Olympics. She finished second-to-last in the 100 metres in Athens in 2004 and last in Beijing in 2008.

Ms Jalali was running for a seat in the Wolesi Jirga in 2010 elections. With her high cheekbones and large dark eyes, Ms Jalali has gained as much attention for the heavily made-up glamour shots on her campaign posters as for her athletic prowess. Her bid for office has been criticised by an unlikely source: women who complain that she is an opportunist with an inadequate résumé.

Last Modified 2011-03-11
Established 2010-09-21