Afrasiab Khattak

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Who is Afrasiab Khattak?

Afrasiab Khattak or is a left-wing politician and communist from the State of Pakistan, currently serving as the senator, representing the Kohat Division of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province for the Pakistan Senate.

Inspired by the Russian communist party, Khattak joined pro-Soviet Communist Party, later joined the socialist party, the Awami National Party in 1980. He is the President of the Avami National Party's central secretariat based in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province and as well as Chairman of the special standing committee senate. Khattak started his political activism in 1970s, but escaped to Soviet Union to divert the effects of Great Purge authorized by far-right wing regime of General Zia-ul-Haq. In 1980s, he took asylum in Afghanistan Soviet Republic, serving as the top adviser to the Soviet government in the matters of Afghanistan. After the Fall of Kabul, Khattak settled back to Pakistan and founded the Afghanistan Pakistan People's Friendship Association in 2001. In 2002, Khattak was appointed as the president of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. In 2006, Khattak joined the Awami National Party and currently serving its senator to the Senate secretariat.

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Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • University of Peshawar

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on July 23, 2013

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