The overriding achievement of the constitutional Loya Jirga was to institute a basic foundation of law that reflects Afghan traditions and will help safeguard democratic values and human rights for the future.
It also administered both the registration of local representatives, who elected the 502 delegates to the Constitutional Loya Jirga, and the elections themselves.
A supporter of King Zahir Shah, he attended the Rome meeting, Bonn Conference, emergency Loya Jirga, constitutional Loya Jirga
and last year's peace jirga.
They were voting for their favoured delegate to represent their district in the Constitutional Loya Jirga.
What set the Constitutional Loya Jirga apart, as with the Emergency Loya Jirga just before to elect the transitional government's president, was that for the first time in Afghanistan's history, women were participating.
The constitutional Loya Jirga
will take place next month and presidential elections are to be held in June.
A 502-member constitutional Loya Jirga
or Grand Assembly after weeks of discussion approved Afghanistan's new constitution on January 4, 2004.
Times were tense, as the much anticipated Constitutional Loya Jirga
was fast approaching and everyone in Afghanistan was concerned about the security situation, especially women.
According to the timetable agreed upon by various Afghan factions, a constitutional loya jirga
, or grand council, is to be convened by the end of the year and a new constitution adopted.
He was a member and active participant in the Emergency Loya Jirga of 2002, a member of the Constitution Drafting Commission and a participant of the Constitutional Loya Jirga.
Once deputy head of the Executive Council of Junbish-i-Milli, he attended the Constitutional Loya jirga as a public representative from Jawzjan.