Afghan Biographies

Dilawar, Shahabuddin Delawar Maulawi

Name Dilawar, Shahabuddin Delawar Maulawi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Member of Taliban Negotiation team
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Counsellor at the Taleban-controlled Afghan consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan (19970116)
Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan (19971121, 19980312)
Charge d affairs in Saudi Arabia, expelled (19980000)
Deputy Chief Justice of the Appeal Court Kandahar(20001000)
Head of the religious board of the Afghan Supreme Court (2001)


3. Biodata:
Mawlawi Shahabuddin Dilawar is the son of Mawlawi Sayed Akbar, a monarchy-era MP from Logar. According to one of his former comrades in Harakat-e Inqilab-e Islami, with whom Dilawar fought during the anti-Soviet jihad of the 1980s, Dilawar served as the Taleban representative in the Peshawar consulate, Ambassador to Pakistan, chargé d’affaires in Saudi Arabia, Deputy Chief Justice of the Appeal Court of Kandahar and head of the religious board of the Supreme Court which dealt with the international backlash over the Taleban’s destruction of the colossal Buddha statues in Bamyian in 2001. He also attended the Chantilly conference in December 2012

Maulawi Shahabuddin Delawari Delawar Dilawari accompanied  Taliban envoy Tayyab Agha, former private secretary to Mullah Omar, to  meet representatives of the United States in Qatar in the beginning of December 2011 to hammer out details on the role of an office of the Emirate of Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. Shahabudin Dilawar and Sohail Shaheen, both former Taliban diplomats in Pakistan, accompanied Tayyab Agha.


Ataullah Lodin (High Peace Council Vice Chairman) said, that some former Taliban leaders including Abbas Stanikzai Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai , Shahabuddin Delawari and Sayed Taib Agha have gone from Kabul to Qatar with their families.(20120102). The government of Qatar has agreed to financially support the Ex-Taliban leaders and their families.

Reports said that Taliban would send Shahabuddin Dilawar and Mohammad Nahim Mohammad Naim as their representatives to a informal meeting in Paris in the end of Dec 2012.

Last Modified 2021-09-14
Established 2011-12-16