|Date of birth|
|Function/Grade||Warlord Badakshan and Mayor Faizabad|
|History and Biodata||
2. Previous Functions:
Nazir then became close to Rabbani through the eternal Deputy Governor Shams ur-Rahman (Rabbani's nephew) and in his new capacity as the mayor of Faizabad, but he also retains close links to Fahim. He is rumoured to have occasionally created security problems to the PRT (like having rockets fired against it) to make sure that his PSC kept being paid to protect it. He is definitely more a fighter than a politician, although he has been pursuing a sort of ’Robin Hood’ agenda by ceiling prices for basic goods in the Faizabad bazaar, and consequently gained some popular support. He is not likely to create a political legacy of sorts or even to play a more than local role, but he has proven difficult to eradicate as his location in Faizabad is too strategic for the government to risk alienating him.
Mohammad Nazir's left hand is crippled due to a injury in the war. In the northeastern province of Badakhshan, local commander Nazir Mohammad runs the provincial capital, Faizabad, as one big protection racket. Foreign humanitarian organizations that don't hire his security services face attacks. When organizers at the German-run regional military-assistance base attempted to dismiss his men because of a compelling accusation of murder, the base was firebombed. "Nazeermad", Mohammad, whose militia provides security for NATO troops and aid organizations, denies threatening groups that don't hire his services. "Why should I do that?" he asks. "I know they are here to rebuild Afghanistan. I am just trying to find [my guys] jobs."