Mohammad Sarwar Ahmadzai
|Born||1971 (age 41–42)
|Other names||Mohammad Sarwar Ahmedzai|
|Known for||Afghan Presidential Candidate|
Ahmedzai's family moved to Pakistan in 1979. He acquired education in Pakistan. He was the first Afghan refugee to be sent to the U.S. as a foreign Exchange student and received his high school diploma from a U.S. High School in Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science at Edwards College, Peshawar. He earned a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Peshawar. He received a law degree from the University of Peshawar's Law College. He earned an M.B.A from California State University
He served as chairman of the Afghan Students Union from 1990 to 1996.
Sarwar Ahmedzai was elected central chairman of the Afghan Students Union (ASU) in 1990. The body comprised all Afghan studying in different Pakistani colleges and universities. The organization served Afghan students at institutions across Pakistan. According to a profile prepared by the Pajhwok Afghan News, under his leadership, the organization aided thousands of Afghan students with books. According to the profile Ahmedzai led two delegations to Afghanistan, in 1993 and 1994, to try to mediate between the warring factions Burhanuddin Rabbani and Gulbadin Hekmatyar, in the civil war that followed the overthrow of the communist regime in 1992. Rabbani and Hekmatya were then the nominal President and nominal Prime Minister of a fractured Afghanistan.
According to the Pajhwok Afghan News profile he drafted an important "Afghanistan Country Report – 2009".
Unlike other Afghan Candidates, Sarwar Ahmedzai has refused to work for the Karzai government basing his stance on corruption within the government.
He is well respected for not taking part in the civil war, and keeping his hands free of corruption and Afghan blood, as well as his high eductaion and charming personality, which makes him popular among the Afghan youth as well as elders.
- "Contender Biographies - Sarwar Ahmedzai's Biography". Pajhwok Afghan News. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- Ahmadzai, Mohammad Sarwar
- Presidential Candidates - List of Nominees
- "Preliminary Result of Afghanistan Presidential Contest". Sabawoon online. 2009-08-20. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30.