Afghan Biographies

Naeemi, Abdul Jabar Jabbar

Name Naeemi, Abdul Jabar Jabbar
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1967
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Laghman
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors Laghman:
Ibrahim Khel,
Shah Mohammad Safi Harzal,
Shah Mahmood Safi (2005-2006)
Ghulabuddin Mangal (2006),
Lotfullah Mashal Lutfullah (20080302).
Mohammad Iqbal Azizi Aziz (20100318 -20120919 ),
Fazlullah Mujadeddi (20120920, 20150129 -20150605)
Abdul Jabar Naeemi (20150606, 20170619)
Deputy Governor:
Haji Shahzada Mazlumyar (20151008)

Governors spokesman:
Gul Rahman Hamdard (20100925)
Faizanullah Pathan (20110424)

Public health Department director:
Dr Abdul Latif Qayumi Ayubi  (20110410, 20120229)

Department of Economy Director:
Eng. Muhammad Agha Mubarez (20110824)

Women’s Affairs Director:
Hanifa Sapi Hanifa Safi (20120713) was killed along with her spouse in a roadside bomb attack (20120713). 2011 Sapi resigned as a provincial council member to take over as women’s affairs director.
Najia Sideqi, the acting provincial director of women's affairs, killed while on her way to work in Mehtarlam (20121210)
Laghman RRD Director:
Aminudin Baidar (20160119)
Laghman NSP Provincial Manager:
Habib-u-Rahman Habib (20160119)
Head of refugees and repatriation department:

Mohammad Kazim Haqpal Haqmal (20170619)

2. Previous Functions of Abdul Jabar Naeemi Abdul Jabbar Naimi:
Provincial Governor Maidan Wardak (2005, resigned 20080512),
Provincial Governor Khost (20100408 -20150606)
Provincial Governor Laghman (20150606, 20170619)

3. Biodata:
naeemi_abdul_jabbarAbdul Jabar Naeemi is a clever Pashtun who was born 1967 in Afghanistan, but has lived many years in exile in Pakistan, until he returned to Afghanistan in 2002. He is a selfeducated person working for Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani in Pakistan exile where he had different jobs and later was responsible for his foreign relations. He is a follower of the Pashtun spiritual leader Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, and a member of Gailani's National Islamic Front party (NIFA).

Naeemi has worked a short time 2002 for the Afghan Embassy in Pakistan, when the Afghan Interim Government decided to reopen it in January 2002. Naeemi was the 1st Secretary. He has served as first secretary in the Afghan embassy in Islamabad during Burhanuddin Rabbani's government. Later he arranged successful the Afghan presidential elections 2004 in Pakistans Afghan Refugee Camps from where Karzai could secure plenty votes. He is good in Public Relations but is a lousy Administrator which was proven during his tenure as Governor of Maidan Wardak Province.

Due to bad security in Maidan Wardak Karzais wanted to fire Naeemi. Naeemi staged a demonstration in his favor in Maidanshar. But a little later Naeemi resigned May 2008 from his post, when he realized, that he could no longer save his job as a Governor.

As a Governor in Khost Naeemi spoke of his plans to retake government land from powerful individuals. He said efforts would be made to resolve the problem. Big chunks of government land are presently occupied by well-connected individuals. Asked about Khost being a third-category province, Naeemi replied he would try to upgrade its status. (20100426)

Naeemi has visited Canada several times, where he has relatives.

Members of the Religious, Cultural, Education and Higher Education Commission of the Lower House said that they introduced Khost Governor, Abdul Jabar Naeimi, to the Attorney-General’s Office on charges of grabbing lands and creating obstacles to freedom of expression in the province.(20121008)

He is married and father of five children.

Naeemi speaks English, Pashtu, Dari and Urdu.

Last Modified 2017-06-19
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