Afghan Biographies

Mirzakwal, Abdul Satar Sattar


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

1. Former Governors Kunar:
Sayed Mohammad Yusuf Shajan,
Said Fazal Akhbar,
Asadullah Wafa,
Hajji Mohammad Shalizai Didar, -- aka Qomandan (Commander), (20060727),
Sayed Syed Fazlullah Wahidi Fazal Ullah Wahidi Waheedi, (20071118 - 20130703),
Shujaul Mulk Jalala Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalaala (20130715-20150518)
Wahidullah Kalimzai (20150519, 20170317-20180601)
Abdul Satar Mirzakwal (20180601)

Deputy Governor:
Mohammad Amin Tokhi (20120829)
Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi Qazi Muhammad Nabi (20130715, 20180106) was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in the Peshawar in October 2017, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it's unclear who abducted him. Ahmadi is a member of the Hezb-e-Islami party of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. He has been freed in Jan 2018. His brother, Habibullah, who was also abducted, remains missing. The family has been approached for ransom, but it's unclear whether any has been paid.(20180106)

Governor's Spokesman:
Wasefullah Wasefi (20120103)
Abdul Ghani Musamem Abdul Ghani Musamim (20141221, 20180330)

Director of Education:
Syed Jamaluddin Hassani Husani (20110829)
Deputy of the Education Department of Kunar Province:
Abdul Qahar (20150211)

Director of provincial Health Department:
Asadullah Fazli Assadullah (20100908),

Kunar civil Hospital director:
Dr. Farooq Sahak (20100910, 201206219),

Director of Irrigation:
Eng. Rashid Zalmay (20120319)

Counternarcotics chief:
Mohammad Idris Sapi (20120516)


2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Governor Helmand Province (20090416 - 20110326)
Provincial Governor Kunar (20180601)

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 2018-06-01
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