Afghan Biographies

Mirzakwal, Abdul Satar Sattar


Name Mirzakwal, Abdul Satar Sattar
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Deputy Governor
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Governor Helmand Province (20090416 - 20110326)

3. Biodata:
mirzakwal_abdul_satarAbdul Sattar Mirzakwal was fired as a Deputy Governor of Helmand Province. In accordance with the provision of phrase 13 of article 64 of Constitution, President Karzai approved dismissal of Abdul Sattar Mirzakawal. Karzai said Mirzakwal didn't  observe provisions of Islam religion and respect to accepted traditions and preservation of cultural heritage of the Afghan society. The leading bodies of government in the center and provinces especially governors, army corps commanders and provincial police commanders who having the responsibility for ensuring security shouldn’t avoid acceptance and implementation of any type of consultations of domestic and foreign individuals that will damage our national culture. In short: Mirzakwal sided with the US and NATO in Helmand Province, what Karzai didn't like to see.

The deputy governor of Helmand province has been sacked for organising a concert that featured female performers without headscarves.The concert featured two female singers - Farzana Naz and naz_farzanaRita Wagma - who appeared on stage without headscarves. Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai took the action against Abdul Satar Mirzakwal after tribal elders complained that it was inappropriate.The concert attracted about 12,000 people and was hailed as a success by local authorities. The Independent Directorate for Local Governance (IDLG), which recommends the appointment and dismissal of governors and deputy governors, says it was not consulted by President Karzai before he fired Mr Mirzakwal.

Last Modified 2011-03-28
Established 2011-03-27