Afghan Biographies

Muhammadi, Al-haj Wakil Mullah Tarakhel Tarakhil Kochi

Name Muhammadi, Al-haj Wakil Mullah Tarakhel Tarakhil Kochi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1973
Function/Grade Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Koochi Kuchi reelected
History and Biodata

Haji Wakil Mullah Tarakhil Mohammadi
Mobile: 0700293309, 0779202020

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Koochi Kuchi
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Koochi reelected Kuchi

3. Biodata:
Muhammadi_TarakhilAl-haj Mullah Tarakhel Kuchi Mohammadi Muhammadi  Alhaj Wakil Mullah Tarakhil Muhammadi, son of Alhaj Senator Janat Gul, was born in 1973 in Deh Sabz district of Kabul province. He is from the Tarakhil tribe and is a tribal leader. Muhammadi has completed Islamic religious studies in both Afghanistan and in Pakistan. He finished his secondary education in Islamic Studies at Dewbana Madrasa, a religious madrasa in Pakistan. He graduated with a fourteenth class certificate in Islamic Religious Studies from the Jabna Islamic Education Institute of Afghanistan in 2006.

Muhammadi is a businessman and owns gas and oil companies as well as other industrial companies. He has also worked as a teacher in Islamic madrasas.

Tarakhil Muhammadi participated in the Emergency Loya Jirga in 2002 and the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003. He has also participated in the Peace Jirga.

He was the Head of the Committee on nomads, tribes, and immigration affairs in Wolesi Jirga 2005. Alhaj Wakil Mullah Tarakhil Muhammadi bagged most votes in Wolesi Jirga Election 2010.(20090830)

Opponents of Mr. Karzai have accused the local member of Parliament, Hajji Mullah Tarakhel Mohammadi, of organizing the ballot stuffing in Pul-i-Charkhi in order to deliver thousands of votes in favor of President Karzai. The scale is such that it will change the overall result for Kabul Province, they said. Mullah Wakil Tarakhel Muhammadi is a colorful tribal figure whose nickname is "Crazy Tarakhel". He denied any ballot stuffing in an interview at his home. But he said he had urged his tribe to vote for Karzai.

But those claims were put in doubt after a British journalist, Tom Coghlan of The Times of London, visited the settlement, just half an hour from the center of the city, on the morning of the elections. Coghlan arrived at the Hajji Janat Gul High School an hour after the polls had opened, and found no voters. But he did find 12 ballot boxes already full. The lists indicated 5,530 people had already voted, an impossibility in such a short time.

The Kabul teacher, who did not want to be identified by name for fear of reprisals from Mullah Tarakhel, was assigned to be an election worker at the same school, named after Mullah Tarakhel’s late father. The election officials, all locally hired from Mullah Tarakhel’s tribe, tried to persuade him to drop his protests. Then Mullah Tarakhel telephoned him and asked him to accept the boxes as valid. When he refused, four of Mullah Tarakhel’s armed guards came in a car and took him away and kept him under guard for the rest of the day. Elders from Kuchi tribe rejected the claims that their representative in parliament, Mullah Tarakhel, was responsible for the killing of two civilians in Kabul on 20100725. There were reports that Tarakhel's bodyguards and police had exchanged fire following a traffic accident in the Pul-i-Khishti area. The trade fire resulted in the killing of two civilians and injuries to seven others. Other source reported: One person was injured and a health clinic damaged during the gunbattle in the Pul-i-Charkhi locality of the capital between the gunmen of lawmakers Mullah Tarakhel Mohammadi and Haji Allah Gul Mujahid on July 23, 2012.

He has 30 bodyguards. (legally only being allowed to have four in his capacity as a Wolesi Jirga Member). (20120516)

Commission (2012): Narcotics, Toxic Substances and Ethics (previous Chair, 2011)

The police in Kabul 12th district arrested some irresponsible armed forces, while they were abducting a businessman. These people are thought to be close to Mullah Tarakhel, a parliament member. They were released by pressure of high level officials immediately.(20130213)

Afghan lawmaker Mullah Tarakhel Mohammadi on 20140609 announced his support to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai during the second round of 2014 election.

MP Tarakhel said the people of Tarakhel tribe announce their uncondition support to Dr. Ashraf Ghani in runoff vote.

Maulvi Tarakhel Mohammad (a Kuchi tribe representative in the Wolesi Jirga) reminded President Ashraf Ghani of his election campaign promise to shorten distance between mosque and the Presidential Palace and said the government should give importance to seminaries to enable Afghans to avoid going to neighbouring countries in pursuit of religious studies. “The president should give importance to religious institutes and I believe if the president did so no Afghan will send his children to a foreign country for Islamic education,” he said. “Those who graduated today are asking if their certificates might be acceptable to the government or not?”(20141225)

Gunmen loyal to Haji Musa, the brother of Wolesi Jirga member Mullah Tarakhel, clashed with police over removal of some illegal cabins used as shops and attacked the 12th municipal district office in Kabul. The cabins have been installed by gunmen of Haji Musa, the brother of Mullah Tarakhel, in the second square of Arzan Qaimat locality and have given them to people against rent. When municipality officials wanted to remove the cabins, the armed supporters of Musa prevented their move. The gunmen opened fire at police and municipality officials and smashed windowpanes of the 12th municipality district’s building.(20151215)

Body guards of Mullah Tarakhil, (member of Wolesi Jirga), have beaten up a security man at the door of parliament. The quarrel reportedly broke out after a vehicle of Mullah Tarakhil was stopped for security check. Mullah Tarakhil himself was in India taking care of his ailing mother but his men conducted the irresponsible act. Those involved in the incident were arrested but a number of elders interrupted and released them.(20150104)

Tens of Kochi tribesmen led by Lawmaker Mullah Tarakhel’s brother Haji Musa Tarakhel rallied in capital Kabul and halt the excavation of a mine by a Turkish Company. Around 200 Kochis led by Haji Musa marched towards the site of natural reservoir in Pul-i-Charki’s Tangi Gharo locality and stopped the Turkish firm from work.But Musa Tarakhel rejected his involvement in the rally. He told Pajhwok Afgan News the rally was staged by around 4,000 families in the area. Mohammad Azim Ahmadi, head of the Turkish company, said two days back armed men arrived in the site of the mine installed a container and appointed three armed men. He said police had been informed about the incident and assured to remove the container in two or three days.(20180330)

Mullah Tarakhel is married and has seven children.

Muhammadi speaks Pashtu. Dari and Arabic.

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