Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai
حامد کرزی
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Personal details
Born (1957-12-24) 24 December 1957 (age 62)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Zeenat Quraishi (1999–present)
ChildrenMirwais
Malalai
Howsi
Alma materHimachal Pradesh University

Hamid Karzai (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; born 24 December 1957[1]) is a former President of Afghanistan. He served from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014. He was the first democratically elected leader of the country.

He is ethnic Pashtun from Kandahar and can speak several different language, including English, French, Persian, Urdu and his native Pashto language. He was educated in Afghanistan and India. He lived in Pakistan before becoming popular in late 2001. He has many family members and relatives living in the United States.

References

  1. "Hamid Karzai Biography". Biography.com. Retrieved 7 February 2013.