Alumni Success Stories
Dr. Azimullah Niazi is one of Kardan University`s LLB alumni. However, that is not the only field of study he has pursued. He has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, Medical-MCPS-part one, Agriculture-Sericulture as well as Research-Journalism.
At 68 years of age, Dr. Niazi is the oldest Afghan citizen to be pursuing higher education. With this, he wants to show the people of his age in Afghanistan that seeking education is possible at every age and everywhere regardless of age, gender or language.
Dr. Niazi still has the passion to learn more and wants to obtain a higher education degree in (Law, Environmental Crimes and their Consequences) from an international university. For this he has newly enrolled at the Victoria University, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Niazi leads a life of strict self-discipline and believes in maintaining a rigid code of conduct which, in some instances, has even impacted his colleagues and others around him to become more organized and punctual.
This self-discipline has helped him well, allowing him to focus all of his energies on developing his thoughts. Despite being busy with his studies, he leads a lively social life and participates in different academic gatherings, socio-economic assemblies and consultation events. Those who know him describe him as a sparkling personality and an avid learner. He has a good sense of humor and is a prominent figure in most of the social events.
Niazi is an exponent of the idea that perpetual peace could be secured through universal democracy and international cooperation.
We can divide Dr. Niazi’s life experiences in to four phases:
1. Early years in Afghanistan: Early years of life were spent in a peaceful environment in Kabul city where, after completing high school, Mr. Niazi joined an international pharmaceutical company and started a career in quality control. Besides that, he learned German and French languages.
2. Migration and refugee status in Pakistan: After the Soviet invasion and ensuing war in Afghanistan, Mr. Niazi migrated to Pakistan with his family. However, the war and its impact on civilians motivated him to study medicine. Besides surgical treatment of the wounded civilians, he learnt about the problems of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) among women and Hemophilia among children who did not have any access to diagnosis and treatment.
After the Geneva Accords about Afghanistan (in 1988), Dr. Niazi was appointed the Director of an NGO in Pakistan. Besides NGO responsibilities, he studied agriculture – specifically sericulture (also known as silk farming), not only to rehabilitate sericulture centers in Afghanistan, but also to propagate other beneficial agricultural products such as peanut and lemon grass. In this period he became Friend of Environment (FoE) and worked for environmental causes, along with the NGO projects.
3. Return to Afghanistan: After establishment of the new political setup in Afghanistan, Dr. Niazi returned to with years of experience both in health and community service. He contested for a seat in Kabul’s Provincial Council which he won and became an active member of the council by becoming a member of different Council Committees. At this time he enrolled in the Bachelor’s in Law and Political Science program at Kardan University.
Dr. Niazi was later appointed as the Chief of National Flag at Wazir Akbar Khan Hill. He is also an active member of National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), a strong supporter of Hemophilia patients, board member of Afghanistan Yellow Pages, founder of Schools’ Kindness Wall, and a strong advocate for elections in municipalities.
4. Study mission to Canada: After graduation from Kardan University’s Law Department, Dr. Niazi is has enrolled at Canada’s Victoria University for earning an international degree in Law and Environment Protection.
While in Canada, he is planning to establish ‘Wall of Afghanistan’ at Victoria University, introduce Constitution of Afghanistan at the Faculty of Law and donate and introduce Afghanistan Encyclopedia and Afghan professors’ books at the public libraries of British Columbia.
He also plans to work for facilitating agreements between Canadian and Afghan Universities on Student and Faculty Exchange programs and also provision of scholarships for talented Afghan students.
Dr. Niazi believes in presenting the real image of Afghanistan to the world.
Along with different distinctions, Dr. Azimullah Niazi has received a letter of appreciation from Afghanistan Parliament and is honored as (Goodwill ambassador for diversity and values).
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