Kokhir Rasulzoda (Tajik: Қоҳир Расулзода, Kohir Rasulzoda; Russian: Кохир Расулзада, born Abdukokhir Abdurasulovich Nazirov (Russian: Абдукохир Абдурасулович Назиров; born 8 March 1959) is the Prime Minister of Tajikistan from 23 November 2013. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan.
|8th Prime Minister of Tajikistan|
|Assumed office |
23 November 2013
|Preceded by||Oqil Oqilov|
|Born||8 March 1959|
Ghafurov, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||People's Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Agricultural University of|
He was born as Abdukokhir Abdurasulovich Nazirov on March 8, 1959 in the town of Kistakuz in the Ghafurov District of the Sughd Region of the Tajik SSR. In 1982, he graduated from the Agricultural University of Tajikistan, specializing in hydraulic engineering. Then Nazirov worked as engineer of the production department, chief engineer, chief of PMK-4, the head of the enterprise "Tajiksovskhozstroy."
From January 2000 to December 2006, he served as Minister Melioration and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan.
In 2008 he graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with a degree in Technical Science. On December 2, 2006, he was made the Acting Head of the Sughd Province, becoming the permanent leader of the province on February 27, 2007. In May 2007, he changed his name to Kokhir Rasulzoda following President Emomali Rahmon's decision to change his last name from Rahmonov to Rahmon.
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