Zeenat Karzai
Afghan politician
Zeenat Karzai
Dr. Zenat Quraishi Karzai is the wife of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the current First Lady of Afghanistan. She is an ethnic Pashtun and approximately 39 years old. Originally from the city of Kandahar, she moved to Kabul where she currently lives at the Presidential Palace with her husband and son. Dr. Zenat worked previously as a gynaecologist, treating mostly Afghan refugees in Pakistani hospitals before she married Hamid Karzai.
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    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 41
    Their third child, a daughter named Howsi, was born in a private hospital in Gurgaon, India in March 2014, when Dr. Zeenat Karzai was 44.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 34
    She is a distant relative of the President and they have a son who was born in 2007, named Mirwais and a daughter named Malalai, born in 2012.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    Although during her early years, before the 2004 presidential election, she used to go shopping alone.
    More Details Hide Details Most Afghans are not even aware that their president, Hamid Karzai, has been married since 1999. For a president who has been credited for helping the women of Afghanistan regain their civil rights, Karzai has been criticized for being overly conservative with his own spouse. Many have accused Karzai of keeping the first lady out of the media’s reach over fears of criticism from conservative mullahs and religious leaders.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 28
    Dr. Zeenat Quraishi Karzai is the wife of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and was the First Lady of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Originally from the city of Kandahar, she moved to Kabul where she lives at the Presidential Palace with her husband and their three children. Born in 1970 and raised in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the daughter of a civil servant, Zenat Quraishi moved to Kabul after high school to attend Kabul University. She is an ethnic Pashtun.
  • 1993
    Age 20
    In 1993, she and her family escaped from the civil war to neighboring Quetta in Balochistan, Pakistan.
    More Details Hide Details She was a gynaecologist by profession, and has worked in hospitals treating Afghan refugees in Pakistan before she married Hamid Karzai.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 0
    Born in 1973.
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