Afghan Biographies

Moqur District Ghazni Province Muqur Muqor


Name Moqur District Ghazni Province Muqur Muqor
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief
History and Biodata

Muqur Muqar Maqur District's administrative head District Chief:
Sahib Khan (20100120), resigned. Sahib Khan, Moqur district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Governor Musa Khan Akbarzada had asked him to work in support of particular candidates. When he refused to do so, Khan was forced to quit. Khan said he had been replaced by Haji Fazal Ahmad, who also asked him to support some candidates. However, he refused to act in violation of the election law. "They also offered me money but I declined." (20100918)

Sahib Khan (20120322)
Sahib Khan Elham (20130519)

District police official:
Nabi Sharafat (20100120)
Lt. Col Obaidullah Nyabzada (20100518)
Col. Barakatullah (20110110, 20110814)
Maj. Haji Mohammad  (20171207) accused from ctizens because of his involvement in drug smuggling and mysterious murder cases.

Background:
Eight police officials were sacked over thier interference in the electoral process. These officials include police chief of Injil district in Herat, police chief of Muqor district in Badghis, a police official in Bamyan, police chief of Yousufkhel district in Paktika, a local police commander in Darqad district in Takhar, a police official in Shortepa district in Balkh and the provincial director traffic police in Dai Kundi.(20140224)

It is rumored that the Taliban have started digging gold in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province with the help of Pakistani engineers.The gold mine is located in Koh Band area which had been under Taliban control over the last several years. The Zarkashan Mountain which contains a gold mine is being dug by the Taliban. Earlier, local people had revolted against the Taliban over the mining issue, but the militants pressured the people into leaving the area, the elder said. However, the governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Arif Noori, said that  the Taliban had no ability to extract gold from Zarkashan mine.
However some specific groups were encouraging tribal elders to express such statements. Maqor district shares border with Nawa district of Ghazni province. Nawa shares border with Pakistan and has been under Taliban control over the past 15 years.
On the other hand, the Taliban confirmed extraction of the mine but rejected involvement of their members and said the mine was being extracted by local people.(20180207)

Last Modified 2018-02-07
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