Afghan Biographies

Elham, Abdul Nabi Brig. Gen.


Name Elham, Abdul Nabi Brig. Gen.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Helmand
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Mullah Sher Muhammad Akhundzada,
Engineer Mohammad Daud (2006),
Assadullah Wafa (2008),
Ghulabuddin Gulab Mangal (2008 - 20120919)
Maj Gen Mohammad Naeem Baloch (20120920, 20130607-20150800)
Gen Mirza Khan Rahimi (20150900-20160331)
Hayatullah Hayat (20160407-20180514)
Maj Gen Mohammad Yasin Khan (20180603, 20191130, 20200628)
Brig Gen Abdul Nabi Elham (20201105, 20210107)

Deputy Governor:
Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal Satar Mir Zakwal (20090416), fired for "disgracing national traditional values" (20110326)
Ahmad Massoud Bakhtawar Masoud Bakhtawer was badly wounded in a complex attack, which took place in Gereshk district where Afghan forces will shortly be in control.(20130501)
Mohammad Jan Rasoul Yar Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar, (20141227, 20151220, 20160123 fired))
Mirza Khan Rahimi (20151221, 20160331 suspended, resigned)
Mujahidullah Sipari (20180318)

Governor's House Chief of Staff:
Mohammad Lal Ahmadi (20111026)
Ahmad Farid Faizi (20140328)

Security Adviser to the Governor:
Abdul Wali Shamsi (20110814)

Governor's spokesman:
Muhammad Daud Ahmadi (20110124),
Omar Zwak (20130831, 20140822, 20150103, 20160605, 20171013, 20201012) Omar Zwak was wounded in a car bomb attack. Zwak was in his office at the time and has been hospitalized.(20150318)
Abdul Salam Afghan (20171023)
Umar Shakti (20181010)

Helmand education director:
Abdul Matin Jaffar (20151119)
Helmand Education Director Qudratullah Yaqubi (20170720)
Deputy education director:
Mohammad Wali Sarhadi (20111114)
Mohammad Nasim Sapi (20130630)

Director of labor and social affairs:
Muhammad Nadir Watanwal (20120215)

Director of the refugees and returnees department in Helmand:
Ghulam Farouq Noorzai (20101229)

Public Works Department Director:
Abdul Qader Nusrat (20110617)

Provincial Traffic Department Director:
Abdul Rahman Azizi (20110617)
Abdul Ghafoor Tokhi, head of the provincial transportation department (20160621)

Provincial Telecommunication Director:
Fazil Mohammad Sapi (20110324)

Information and Culture Director:
Ali Shah Mazlumyar (20111119)
Farid Ahmad Farhang (2017, 2018)
Provincial mines department head:
Esmatullah Shams (20131211)

Taliban's shadow deputy governor of Helmand Province:
Hafiz Nasrullah (20100104),
Deputy security chief for Helmand (City?):
Mohammad Wais Samimi; before: Mohd. Wais SAMIMI, Operation Manager/Helmand 707 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20140902)

2. Previous Functions:
Officer of the general commander of special operations
Provincial Police Commander Zabul Zabol (20110611-20110808)
Provincial Police Commander Helmand (20120100 -20150115 )
Provincial Police Commander Faryab (20150601, 20161009, 20170514)
Provincial Governor Helmand (20201105, 20210107)

3. Biodata Abdul Nabi Elham Ilham:
elham_abdul_nabiAbdul Nabi Elham, Abdul Ghani Alham, Abdul Nabi Ilham, Abdul Nabi Alham, son of Abdul Hameed, was the officer of the general commander of special operations and was appointed as the Provincial Police commander of Zabul province 20110611.

A motorized rickshaw was detonated at around 9:30 am while provincial police chief Brig Gen Abdul Nabi Elham was traveling to his office in Zabul. Elham escaped unhurt. (20110709).

President Karzai ordered the dismissal of Hidayat, the provincial city court judge who ordered the exhumation of three Taliban's bodies from graves for identification and sacked Brig Gen· Abdul Nabi Elham, the police chief (20110808). Firing of Ilham was also linked to a demonstration of 500 to 1 000 civilians who were demonstrating against police for taking the bodies of dead Taliban commanders from the Bakorzo area to Qalat city in Zabul province for further investigation with consent of Mohammad Nabi Elham. Police fired into the demonstration and killed four.

In Jan 2012 Abdul Nabi Elham had been appointed Provincial Police Commander Helmand.

A suicide car bomber blew himself up 20130617 near the vehicle of Helmand provincial Police Chief Mohammad Nabi Elham. The blast in the city of Lashkar Gah ripped off the door of Elham's vehicle as he was en route to his office. The attack wounded three police officers traveling with Elham, but the police chief was not hurt.

Brigadier General Abdul Nabi Elham has been put in the active reserves list.(20170514)

Abdul Nabi Elham has sustained injuries in an attack in Kandahar province that left the prominent Afghan security official and Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq dead.(20181018)

Last Modified 2021-03-26
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