Zarghuna Kargar


Zari was born in Kabul in 1982. When civil war erupted across Afghanistan, she and her family escaped to Pakistan, and it was there that Zarghuna attended a journalism course organized by the BBC. Then in 2001 her family sought asylum in the UK, and she started working for the BBC World Service Pashtu Section. She joined the team on the groundbreaking program Afghan Woman’s Hour as producer and presenter in 2004. Zarghuna works on current affairs programs for the BBC Afghan Service and served as the writer for the Afghan portion of Girl Rising. She recently wrote and filmed the BBC documentary, The War Wives of Afghanistan She lives in London. (

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