Afghan Politicians Commemorate 13th Death Anniversary of Mustafa Kazemi in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan – A huge number of Afghan politicians at a gathering in Kabul Friday marked 13th death anniversary of Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, the former Minister of Commerce, who lost his life in a suicide bombing in Baghlan province on November 6, 2007.
Kazemi was traveling to Kunduz province in north Afghanistan, making a stop in Baghlan to visit local factory, when the suicide attack occurred and killed at least 63 students and five other parliament members.
Five other MPs killed in the attack were Abdul Matin, Sibgatullah Zaki, Haji Sahib Rahman Hemat, Nazik Mir Sarferaz and Mohammad Arif Zarif.
Mohammad Mohaqiq, chairman of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, described Kazemi as a figure who established the foundations of unity in the country, as TOLOnews reported.
Meanwhile, Ata Mohammad Noor, the CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party, stressed the need for ending the ongoing violence by implementing a comprehensive ceasefire throughout Afghanistan.
Addressing recent attack on Kabul University, Noor said Afghans face an enemy who has no dignity, targeting education centers, universities and mosques.
Kazemi was born in Surkhi Parsa district of Parwan province and had studied business at Isfahan University in Iran for three years.
After the establishment of the interim government in 2001, he was appointed as the Minister of Commerce and then, after winning an election, he was elected as a member of parliament representing Kabul.