AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS
with Edward Zellem
AFGHAN GOVERNMENT ADVISOR, CONSULTANT, ENGINEER, AUTHOR
Arif Parwani is an Afghan-American author and engineering consultant. He was born in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, studied civil engineering in Germany, and moved to the United States in 1986. An engineer by trade, he continued to help Afghans as a private citizen.
He returned to his homeland shortly after the fall of the Taliban to help rebuild the nation, and remained there for almost ten years working in various capacities for NATO, the United States, and the Afghan government. In 2006, he turned down an offer by President Karzai to become Mayor of Kabul.
He also is the author of "Cry of Angels", a novel based on the true story of an Afghan woman’s hopes and struggles against all odds in a country brutally damaged by politics, corruption and war.... (more)
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