Afghan Biographies

Haji Naik Mohammed

Name Haji Naik Mohammed
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Noorzai Tribal Elder Kandahar
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
“People in Kandahar are stuck between two governments: one is the government of [Afghan President Hamid] Karzai, and the other is the Taliban government,” says Hajji Naik Mohammed, elder from the Noorzai tribe in Kandahar’s Panjwayi District (others say from Sangin District), 12 miles from Kandahar city.(20110802)

Haji Naik Mohammed, said bluntly that the president should start reforming his own government first. The elder said local officials in his district are involved in corruption, and if that doesn't change, "we can expect another 30 years of war." But Haji Naik didn't seem to blame Karzai directly. In fact, he said his message to the president would be, "the Taliban is not your enemy, Mr. Karzai. Your own officials are your enemies."(20100630)

Last Modified 2011-08-04
Established 2011-08-04