Afghan Biographies

Azizi, Humayun Dr. Homayun Hamyoon

Name Azizi, Humayun Dr. Homayun Hamyoon
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Kandahar
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Gul Agha Sherzai (2001),
Yousuf Pashtun (2003),
Gul Agha Sherzai (again since Dec 25, 2004) as assistant to Governor of Kandahar,
Haji Assadullah Khalid (200506),
General Rahmatullah Raufi (20080815, 20081203),
Tooryalai Wesa (20081220-20141231, 20150212, 20150426),
Dr Humayoon Azizi (20150427)

Deputy Governor:
Eng. Abdul Latif Ashna (20100826), killed 09.00 hrs in a suicide attack Saturday, 20110129 in Khowja Baba area of Kandahar.
Dr. Ghulam Jelani Hamayoon. He is considered only a marginal political powerbroker in Kandahar City. (2005, 20111003)
Abdul Qadim Patyal Abdul Qadem Petal (20130518, 20130802, 20140320) deputy governor Kandahar province, Abdul Qayum Patyal, on Sunday 20141102 died in hospital of serious wounds he sustained in a gun attack in Kandahar university by unknown assailants.
Abdul Ali Shamsi acting deputy governor for the southern Kandahar province (20141231) Abdul Ali Shamsi died of the wounds he had suffered in a suicide bombing.(20170111)

Chief Administrator of the governor’s office of Kandahar (Chief of Staff):
Ghulam Farooq Ferhamand (20111003)
Dr. Parvez Najib, Chief of Staff to the Governor´s office, succumbed to his injuries, the provincial government said on Saturday. Najib was seriously wounded in a bomb blast at the Shah Wali shrine in Khakrez district earlier in the day, when local officials were on the way to attend a flag-hoisting ceremony there.(20140321)

Governor's spokesman:
Zalmay Ayubi Ayoubi Zulmai Ayobee (20100904), was injured due to a gunshot of an American soldier after a verbal dispute when was entering the Governor of Kandahar's compound (20110522)
Jawid Faisal Javed Faisal (20130914)
Dawa Khan Meenapal (20140823)
Samim Khpolwak (20151208)

Head of Kandahar Hajj and Religious Affairs :
Maulavi Noor-ul-Aziz Maulvi Norul Aziz (20110721) escaped an mine blast on the way to Panjwayee district (20111022). But he  sustained injuries on 20111030 in a second  mine explosion in Kandahar in Oct 2011. According to a statement from Kandahar governor office, the vehicle which was carrying Mawlavi Noorul Aziz struck a roadside mine planted in Shorandam area of Jami Camp village, resulted injuring the director. The source added the provincial director of Hajj is not in critical condition.(20111030). Kandahar provincial director for hajj affairs, Mawlavi Norul Aziz was arrested by the National Directorate for Security (NDS) on 20131007 after tens of people staged a peaceful protest against him in southern province of Kandahar.

Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs Department:
Mohammad Azim Nawabi (20111003)

Public Health Department Director:
Head: Dr. Abdul Qayum Pokhla Pukhla Pakhtun Abdul Qaoum Pokhla Abdul Qayoum Pakhula (20101220, 20111123, 20120328, 20150428) has been wounded in a terrorist attack.

He was on his way home when unidentified gunmen fired at his vehicle in Deh Khwaja area of Kandahar city 20150428.

Deputy: Dr. Ahmadullah Faizi (2010)
Dr. Azizullah Kakar, responsible for creating public awareness and vaccination affairs at the Kandahar Public Health Department (20120529)

Head of the provincial Education Department:
Hayatullah Rafiki (?)
Najibullah Ahmadi, born 1978 (20110112)
Deputy Director of Kandahar’s Education Department: Ewaz Nazari (20150921)

Head of Kandahar’s agriculture department:
Ahmad Shah Roshan (20110402)

Kandahar provincial head of disaster preparedness office:
Mohammad Hashim Sadozai (20110417)

Justice Department Head:
Aqil Shah (20110604) the justice department head was injured in a gun attack on his car in southern Kandahar province.

Head of Women's Affairs Department:
Mrs. Rona Tarin (20090326)
Mrs. Zubaida Painda (20110627)
Mrs. Ruqia Achakzai Roqia Achakzai Roqya Achakai (20111117, 20130325) stood unsuccesful as a Wolesi Jirga 2010 candidate.

Head of Kandahar Mines department:
Eng. Abdul Quddoos (20111001)

Head Information an Culture Department:
Abdul Majid Babai Bobai killed (20100200)

Hazrat Wali Hotak (20150815) was on way to office on the morning of Aug 31, 2015 when three unknown armed men riding a motorbike sprayed bullets on his car in provincial capital the Kandahar city and made their good escape. Hotak received serious wounds to his should and arm in the shooting.

Works, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disables Department head:
Rafiullah Mujaddadi (20111114)
Nazar Ali Nazar Ali Qatey (2013, 2014, 2015, 20160824) was abducted and killed (20160904)
Traffic Director:
Col. Mohammadullah Khan (20111016)

Head of anti-narcotic department:
Gul Mohammad Shokran Shukran (20120123)

Customs Director:
Azizullah Jalazai (20111016)

Head of power department:
Sultan Mohammad (20120529)
Revenue Director:
Azim Khan Ahmadzai (20150903)

2. Previous Functions of Dr. Humayun Azizi:
Head of the burns ward in Herat hospital (2005)
Head of the Herat Provincial Council (2008)
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (20100919 -20140930)
Acting Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (201401001)
Provincial Governor Kandahar (20150427)

3. Biodata of Dr. Hamyoon Azizi:
Azizi_Dr-_HumayunDr Humayoon Azizi is a medical Doctor. He received his education in medicine while in France. He was formerly the head of the burns ward in Herat hospital (2005) and later the head of the Herat Provincial Council (2008).

Meshrano Jirga appointed Humayun Azizi to the post of Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (OMSPA) as a replacement to Mohammad Anwar Jegdalek. Upon his induction as Minister, Azizi was called upon by members of the Jirga to improve relations between the parliament and the executive branch of government.

Humayun Azizi, who headed Herat’s Provincial Council, told a western reporter in 2009 that Ismail Khan “didn’t permit any violence and wouldn’t let anyone disobey his commands.” He continued, “There was no democracy here. Now there is democracy, and this is why it is difficult to control. The press is free and people speak their minds. This democracy is something you brought.” Azizi’s tone sounded strangely incriminating. The reporter asked him if democracy in Afghanistan was a good or a bad thing. “It’s bad. Democracy is not a postcard that you can send from the United States to countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.”

The provincial governor of southern Kandahar province Dr. Humayun Azizi and Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi ambassador of the United Arab Emirates were wounded in twin blasts that left seven people killed and at least 18 others were wounded in the explosions.(20170110)

The provincial governor of southern Kandahar province Humayoun Azizi will be sent to Germany for further treatment of the injuries he sustained in the attack on 20170110.(20170112) Dr. Humayun Azizi, has now been flown to India for better treatment, an official said on 20170113. Kandahar governor Humayun Azizi  returned home two months later after treatment abroad.

Last Modified 2017-06-15
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