Ahmad Zia Massoud, the brother of the assassinated mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, represented the Jamiat-e-Islami group in Peshawar during the resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Born: 1940, Badhakshan
Former role: president of the Islamic State of Afghanistan1992-1996
Role: leader of the National Front
Burhanuddin Rabbani was key to the foundation of the Jamiat-e-Islami (Islamic Society of Afghanistan), leading the party's inner council from 1971.
Ethnicity: Pashtun, Kandahar
Former roles: governor of Kandahar 1992-1994
The former governor of Kandahar, Gul Agha Sherzai, was ousted from his post by the Taliban in 1994 before fleeing to Quetta in Pakistan.