2. Previous Functions:
Administrative Director Mining Department in Taliban time
Muhammad Hassan Haqyar is a resident of eastern Nangahar Province. He is a political analyst living in Kabul and a friend to the former Taliban Ambassador to Islamabad, Pakistan, Mullah Zaeef. Haqyar writes also for Pahjwok News Agency, based in Kabul and Deutsche Welle Pashtu Programme. After Zaeef had been arrested in Pakistan and was sent for three years to Guantanamo Bay, Haqyar in several articles questioned his arrest critically. Haqyar is well informed about Zaeefs political agenda and activities.
Political analyst Mohammad Hassan Haqyar: “Practically, the government would do nothing to overcome corruption in its departments.” He said a graft case against Minister of Water and Energy Ismail Khan was pending with the Attorney General Office because the minister had full support of the president. Haqyar added Karzai simultaneously wanted to show the world his phony commitment to rooting out graft from the public sector and hide the lies and hollow slogans he had made previously in this regard.(20120706)
The National Security Council (NSC), the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives arrested Haqyar for supporting the Taliban group and calling its leader a ‘martyr’. NSC said Haqyar was speaking during a television debate and called a famous killer of the Afghan people martyred.(20160526) Haqyar has been released on a guarantee that he will not support the Taliban group in the future.(20160528)
Hassan Haqyar who is also a commentator on peace affairs was attacked and wounded near Pul-e-Artal area in the heart of Kabul when he was going toward his home.(20191031)
Haqyar speaks Pashtu, Dari, Urdu and English.