Afghan Biographies

Abdullah, Haji Mullah

Name Abdullah, Haji Mullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1951
Function/Grade Ex MP MNA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Badghis

Haji Mullah Abdullah was born 1951 in Ghormach (Badghis Province) where he has spent most of his live. He has no formal education but studied religion as a youth as the aid of a local Mullah. He was a farmer until becoming Commander in Anti-Soviet Jihad. Returned to farm post Soviet era. He diid not engage in organized resistance against the Taliban. He considers himself a political independent. According to Abdullah, the Badghis governor (2009) is well intentioned, but has paid only one visit to Ghormach. In his opinion, many other provincial officials are corrupt. He has no opinion about the PRT, it has been inactive in Ghormach. Abdullah believes that one of the biggest security threats in Badghis is the Gulian, a group of Pashtun families in Gormach. About 60 of the 300 families are engaged in animal rustling and common thievery. Although Abdullah claims to have kept them in check during his days as a commander, he said the current corrupt police force has allowed their criminal pursuits. He is married to two wives.

Last Modified 2011-03-13
Established 2009-10-12