Afghan Biographies

Mirwali, Hajji Mualim Malem Mahlem Mir Wali

Name Mirwali, Hajji Mualim Malem Mahlem Mir Wali
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1955
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member MNA MP 2010 Helmand IEC replaced
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
School Teacher
Head of the Information and Culture Department in Helmand.
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 Helmand
Wolesi Jirga Candidate 2010 Helmand
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 Helmand IEC replaced

3. Biodata:
Mirwali_MualimHaji Mualim Mirwali (Mir Wali Khan) is from Barakzai tribe and was born in 1955 or 1957 in Grishk (Gereshk) district, Helmand province.
Mirwali earned his fourteenth class certificate from the Teacher Training Institute in Grishk District, Helmand Province.  Mirwali was a well-known jihadi commander and Khan in Helmand province, with particular influence in Grishk district. He has been known to be affiliated with Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan,

In the 1980s, Mir Wali’s main backer was the Pakistani intelligence service, the ISI, which provided weapons to combat the Soviets to the seven major mujahedin ‘parties’ or tanzim, one of which was Hezb-e Islami. By the end of the decade, with his militia under extreme pressure from rival tanzims in Helmand, Mir Wali switched sides to join President Dr. Najibullah’s National Reconciliation program which offered support to mujahedin willing to fight with the government. When the Najibullah regime collapsed in 1992, some of the pro-government militias in Helmand re-established contact with Hezb-e Islami, which assumed control of the provincial capital, Lashkargah, and the post of provincial governor until 1993. During the Taleban era, which saw Lashkargah taken in November 1994, Mir Wali was forced to flee Helmand, but was able to enter the patronage network of Ahmad Shah Massud on whose side he fought against the Taleban in the Panjshir valley. From 2001, the US Special Forces in Helmand became a lucrative source of money and weapons. With their backing and, as stated by Mir Wali in an interview in June 2013, the support of then Defence Minister Marshall Qasim Fahim, Mir Wali became the commander of the 93rd Division and his deputy was Haji Qadus.

According to Haji Qadus enmity between Mir Wali and him was sparked by a land dispute. Mir Wali, on the other hand, says that while he was in Kabul to register the Division at the Ministry of Defence, Haji Qadus befriended US Special Forces and formed a group of his own family and loyalists, around 60 men in total, to guard US Camp Price and to accompany them on operations. Whether or not this accusation is correct, the reality is that when Mir Wali and his loyalists were disarmed in 2004, Haji Qadus and his brother Mullah Daud’s group remained armed and won contracts to work as security guards at military bases – firstly for the Americans and later for the British. 

Mirwali was elected to the 2005 parliament with 8,121 votes. During this term, he served on the Internal Affairs commission.

Hajji Mualim Mirwali Malem Mahlem Malim Mirwali  was 20101121 delisted from Wolesi Jirga Election 2010 due to fraud. However he will replace sitting Wolesi Jirga MNA MP Massoud Khan Nurzai after a Independent Election Commission Decision 20110821.

Taliban gunmen attacked the Kabul home of  prominent lawmaker Mir Wall on Wednesday 21, 2016, killing a member of his family. Mir Wali, is a prominent figure in the southern province of Helmand, and his family has long been a target of the Taliban. Wali’s son Hekmatullah, a district commander in Helmand, was killed last year by the Taliban. Mir Wali was wounded by shattered glass and other guests were also hurt in the attack, in which at least two civilians were killed.(20161221)

Mir Wali came under fire from gunmen in the vicinity of the 10th police district of Kandahar City. Mir Wali has been taken to Mirwais hospital and is currently under treatment.This comes as a group of militants launched a coordinated attack on Mir Wali’s house in Kabul city some three months ago which left several people dead including two of his family members.(20170304)

He is married with four sons and seven daughters.

Mirwali speaks Pashtu.

Last Modified 2017-03-04
Established 2010-10-29