Dr. Nilofar Ibrahimi
Mrs. Nilofar Ibrahimi, daughter of Ibrahim Beg, was born 1976 in Kishem District, Badakhshan Province. Both her father and grandfather were lawmakers in the Meshrano Jirga, or Upper House of Parliament, during the reign of the King, Zahir Shah, and her family continues to be influential in the northeastern region. Ibrahimi graduated from the Aaeda Beganji High School in Mazar-e-Sharif in 1991. She then went on to attain her bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences from the Medical Faculty of Balkh University in 2003. Ibrahimi is an independent member of parliament.She belongs to the very influential Ibrahimi Clan in Northeastern Afghanistan.
She has worked with the Afghan NGO Care of Afghan Families (CAF), which provides medical services in Badakhshan province. After graduating from Balkh University in 2003, she worked as a doctor in the Rabia Balkhi Hospital in Kabul and later at the Kishem District Hospital, which is run by CAF.
She ran as a candidate in the 2010 Wolesi Jirga elections and collected 3,667 votes, coming in last place in a field of nine winning candidates. She won nearly all of her votes in the southwestern Kesham (1,621 votes), and Tagab (where she came in first place with 1,307 votes) Districts. Following the election she was referred to the Attorney General of Afghanistan (Special Court) for investigation into allegations of voting fraud. She was eventually confirmed as a one of the winners of the election.