Afghan Biographies

Zaki, Faizullah

Name Zaki, Faizullah
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1958
Function/Grade Ambassador to Indonesia
History and Biodata

1. Former Ambassadors to Indonesia:
Eng. Abdul Rahim (2003 - )
Besmullah Besmel (2007 - ),
Fazel, Rahman Fazel Fazil Fazalrahman (2010)
Gholam Sakhi Ghairat (20130520)
Mrs. Roya Rahmani (20160602-20181124)
Faizullah Zaki (20190407)
2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Jowzjan
Spokesman National Front, (20111218)
Vice Chairman of the National Islamic Movement (20120124)
National Front Spokesperson (20120823)
Head of the First Vice President's office (Dostum) (20140930)
Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA) (20160405)
Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (20170501, 20171204 confirmed 20190405-20190405)
Ambassador to Indonesia (20190407)
3. Biodata

Zaki_Faizullah_2Faizullah Zaki Faziullah Zaki Fazullah Zaki, son of Mohammad Ibrahim,  was born  in Jawzjan Province and raised in Kabul 1958 and earned a degree in Geology from Kabul University. He made it from communist youth functionary (DYOA head for Kabul in the 1980s) to deputy leader of Jombesh, a non-mujahedin tanzim, the military-political network established and led by now First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum. In 1991 Zaki moved his family to Uzbekistan where he was the Deputy Director General of Quyosh Co. LTD., a family company.

He returned to Afghanistan in late 2001 during the fall of the Taliban. He bagged most votes in Jowzjan Province in Wolesi Jirga Election 2005. Faizullah Zaki is an Honorary Board Member of Developing Opportunity. He was also the Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee of Wolesi Jirga 2005 and was successful in passing "The Law on Environment." He was working on two bills on hydrocarbons and minerals to benefit the people of Afghanistan.

Zaki was the spokesman and right hand for General Dostum for four years. Later he disagreed with Dostum and was beaten up (2006), some people say by General Dostum and had been hospitalized in Uzbekistan. Zaki apparently was violating the line of Junbesh-i-Milli, Abdul Rashid Dostam's ethnic Uzbek party. Zaki may have fallen afoul of his own political leader and erstwhile protector, General Dostum, after showing independence in his voting in Parliament, in particular supporting President Hamid Karzai's cabinet choices, said one Parliament colleague, who spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retribution.

In 2011 he is the Vice Chairman of the National Islamic Movement (Northern Alliance, Afghan National Front). Zaki defended his and other Opposition members Berlin talks with US Congressmen (201200108/09), saying they allowed the opposition to air their views internationally. He is also the National Front Spokesperson (20120823)

Presidential Candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai´s spokesman was Faizullah Zaki.(20140823). He has been nominated  Minister Transport and Aviation.(20150112) Wolesi Jirga rejected Nominee for the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Faizullah Zaki with 133 votes, 81 in favor, 25 blank, and four invalid.(20150128)

Faizullah Zaki, a close aide of First Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum, has been appointed as deputy National Security Advisor (NSA NSC). His boss is Hanif Atmar. (20160405)

Faizullah Zaki obtained 126 confidence votes from the lawmakers to secure the minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled slot.

Faizullah Zaki was previous serving as minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs, and disabled. A source privy of the development said that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had earlier asked Zaki to support him in election campaigns but the request was turned down by Zaki.(20190406)


Zaki speaks Uzbek, Dari, Russian and English.

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