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Sayed Jalal Karim

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Nationality  Afghanistan
Other names  Said Jalal Nabagha

Occupation  Scholar
Name  Sayed Karim
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Born  1969 (age 45–46)Kabul
Education  Kabul University, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Columbia University

Said Jalal Karim is a citizen of Afghanistan who was a candidate in Afghanistan's 2009 Presidential elections.


Academic career

Karim started attending Istiqlal High School in 1975, at age six, and graduated in 1977, at age eight. He received admission to Kabul University in 1978. He attended Columbia University in New York City instead. However, according to a profile by the Pajhwok Afghan News President Hafizullah Amin ordered his return to Afghanistan.

Upon his return to Afghanistan he and his father were then sent to Moscow University. In 1980 remaining family members were able to make their way to Pakistan, which allowed Karim and his father to follow them. From Pakistan he made his way to Saudi Arabia, where he studied engineering, physics and Arabic at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. However he left the University after three years, at age 14. Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Science University of Beirut, Alexandria branch.

Adult life

According to his Pajhwok Afghan News profile Karim became a successful entrepreneur. According to the profile, in the early 1990s, he was called upon to serve as a mediator between warring groups in the civil war that followed the ouster of the communists.

The profile said he founded a radio station known as "The Voice of Afghanistan", which "advances the interests of independent, moderate Afghans from outside the country.".

Presidential candidacy, 2009

A week before the election fellow candidate Mawlana Abdul Qadir İmami Ghori withdrew from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Karim instead. During the 2009 Presidential elections he stood 13th in a field of 38. He won 500,572 votes.


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