was born on August 20, 1954 in the oil-rich town of Khanaqeen which lies in southern east of Iraqi Kurdistan. He joined the Marx-Lenin association in 10/6/ 1970, a few months after its foundation. He joined Aylul Revolution in 1974. While he was in the revolution, he experienced too many difficulties due to his leftist views.Join Me on Facebook
returned to Khanaqeen town in 1975 along with many of his colleagues up on the command of Marx-Lenin Association, following the collapse of Aylul Revolution in 1975 due to the Algiers Agreement signed.
As a result, Kurdish people suffered from expulsion and forced resettlement in a campaign known as Arabization, a campaign to drive Kurds out of their original places and replace them with Arab settlers.
Soon after realizing these organized campaigns, the leadership of Marx-Lenin Association re-organized their groups in a bid to counterattack those campaigns. Thus, the Iraqi authorities launched a new campaign to chase and arrest the leaders of Marx-Lenin Association. He was on the wanted leaders by the Iraqi regime but it failed to arrest him. Later, he became the chief of all secret cells of Marx-Lenin Association based inside the cities. He moved back and forth secretly among Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Kirkuk, Kalar, Samawah, Diywaniyah, Fallujah, Mosul, Sulaimani and Erbil, aiming at preparations of the cells to re-launch armed struggles.
After the announcement of establishing Patriotic Union of Kurdistan on June 1st , 1975, PUK witnessed a popular flourishing and established a wide organization among all Kurdish constituents. In the mid 1976, the PUK started to form Peshmarga forces according to a plan to re-launch armed struggle across the Kurdistan region. This struggle was initially based on a hit-and-run approach, a tactic that later became widespread and Hikmat Karim was assigned to play a vital role in re-organizing the armed groups by coordinating between the cities and the Peshmarga, eventually he joined the armed struggle.