Member of the Parliament representing Basra
Federal Parliament of Iraq
MP Dr Khalaf Abdul Samad Khalaf Qatrani, was born in Basra AL Maaqaal. He holds a BA from the University of Basrah – Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fish and Marine Resources and holds an MA from the University of Vakhnenken – Netherlands, and a PhD from the University of Basrah – Department of Fish. In 1976 he was the Research assistant in the Department of Fish and Marine Resources, as he was one of the top ten at the Faculty of Agriculture – University of Basra. Mr Qatrani has opposed the Regime in Iraq and been arrested several times, was released in 1991, he then held several posts outside Iraq. In 1995 became the Head of Cultural Centre in Utrecht, Netherlands as well as the Director of Al Zahra School in Utrecht, Netherlands. In 1996 he became the Secretary General of the Council of Iraqi Associations in the Netherlands and in 2005 he became the President of Martyr Foundation in Basra – Iraq. He held several posts in Iraq including in 2007 – he became the President of Martyrs Foundation – Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Iraq. In 2010 he became an MP at the Iraqi parliament winning 35,710 thousand votes. In 2011, he became the Governor of Basra – Iraq. In 2013 he became the Chairman of the Basra Governorate Council – Iraq winning 130,862 thousand votes. In 2014, he became an MP in the Iraqi Council of Representatives after winning 126,762 thousand votes.