Afghan Biographies

Munib, Abdul Hakim Maulvi Monib Hakeem Muneeb


Name Munib, Abdul Hakim Maulvi Monib Hakeem Muneeb
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade Ex deputy Minister and Taliban official
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Governor Uruzgan Oruzgan (20060318-2007)
Deputy minister for religious affairs (2008-2014)

3. Biodata:
munib_hakimMaulvi Abdul Hakim Munib was born 1971 in Afghanistan. He is a "reformed Talib" and a staunch Karzai follower. Munib studied Islamic Studies and also took courses at the Afghan Foreign Ministry.  Munib hails, from the small Ali Khel tribe of Paktia Province. He was a senior official in the Ministry of Tribal & Border Affairs during the Taliban era, and he was or is still  on the UN 1267 Sanctions List of Persons Associated with the Taliban, although he has reconciled with the Government of Afghanistan. Russia was the only country that opposes the removal of Maulavi Abdul Hakim Munib from the UN Security Council list (20071003).

In his early months as Oruzgan's governor, Munib impressed outsiders with his administrative competence, but because he comes from a different province, he experienced difficulty in finding local tribal allies to underpin his authority.  President Karzai replaced Munib as governor of Oruzgan in August 2007 due to Munib's growing ineffectiveness.

Munib urged the Taliban to join the peace process and take part in the country's developmentand prosperity. "The ulema,” the community of Muslim scholars, “should not allow anyone to create anarchy because it is their responsibility to work for the moral strength necessary to build a sound society," he said.(20110629)

He is fluent in Dari and Pashto  and speaks some English.

Last Modified 2015-01-11
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