Afghan Biographies

Naibzada, Amir Shah Col.


Name Naibzada, Amir Shah Col.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Border Police Commander Herat Badghis
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Police Chief in Akazai, Badghis Province
Commander Afghan Border Police Kandak Herat and Badghis Province

3. Biodata:
Col. Amir Shah Naibzada Nabizada is the commander of the Afghan Border Police (ABP) Kandak responsible for northern Herat and Badghis. Rumored to be involved in narcotics trafficking, Amir Shah controls Tajik militias in Qades and has close relatives spread across the provincial government and in particular the security forces. His brother is the police chief of Moqur district. Another brother, Wali Shah Naibzada is a senator, and an uncle is the chief of the Criminal Information Department (CID) police unit, with another uncle heading the Ministry of Finance.

There are accounts of Naibzada committing atrocities in Pashtun communities throughout Badghis including the rape and murder of 20-40 Pashtun women in Akazai in 2002 when he was police chief. Not only is Amir Shah the commander of the Bala Murghab mafia, he is half-Pashtun on his mother’s side and he recently sponsored a benefit for the father of Mohammad Amin, the former district governor, connecting himself with the Pashtuns in Murghab District.

Murder and corruption charges were brought against Amir Shah. However, once the word of the charges reached Kabul, Amir Shah used his power and personal connections in Parliament to nullify the allegations in Badghis. Around 50 elders from Bala Murghab waited months to speak with Karzai about Amir Shah’s severe corruption. Karzai’s alleged answer was, “I can’t change him.”

Last Modified 2015-05-26
Established 2011-07-10