Afghan Biographies

Haji Azizullah Din Mohammad

Name Haji Azizullah Din Mohammad
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Tribal Leader Nangahar Province
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Governor Nangahar Province (2002-2004)
Governor Kabul Province (2005-2009)
Member of the High Peace Council (HPC)
failed Candidate Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs (20120915)

3. Biodata:

Din Mohammad was born in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. He belongs to the Ghilzai subtribe Arsala Khel. His father, Amanullah Khan Jabbarkhail, served as a district administer in various parts of the country. Two of his uncles, Mohammad Rafiq Khan Jabbarkhail and Haji Zaman Khan Jabbarkhail, were members of the 7th session of the Afghan Parliament which worked to expand the rights of ordinary citizens under the monarchy.

Din Mohammad’s brothers Abdul Haq and Hajji Abdul Qadir were Mujahideen commanders who fought against the Communist Red Army during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. Din Mohammad served as the deputy of the Hezbi Islami Party of Mohammad Yunus Khalis.Not Hizb Islami of Hikmatyar. He served as the Minister of National Security in Afghanistan’s Interim Government in Exile during the 1990s and as Minister of Education in the Mujahideen Government which was established after the collapse of the Communist government. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister in the same period, but resigned when infighting erupted among the rival factions of Ahmad Shah Massoud and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

During the Taliban era, Din Mohammad lived in exile and later helped Abdul Haq in his efforts to establish a broad-based post-Taliban government. In 2001, Abdul Haq was captured and executed by the Taliban while pursuing efforts to promote the formation of a broad-based representative government. Din Mohammad's son Ezatullah Sahil was captured and killed by the Taliban along with Abdul Haq in 2001. Abdul Qadir served as the Governor of Nangarhar Province after the Soviet Occupation and was credited with maintaining peace in the province during the years of civil conflict that followed the Soviet withdrawal. Abdul Qadir served as a Vice President in the newly formed post-Taliban government of Hamid Karzai, but was assassinated by unknown assailants in July 2002. In the same month of 2002, Din Mohammad was selected as the Governor of Nangarhar Province. In August 2005, he became the Governor of Kabul Province until August 2009.

Din Mohammad and his brother Hajji Nasrullah Baryalai Arsalai remain committed to the principles of inclusive government and reconciliation among competing factions in Afghanistan, and have been active in promoting the economic development and reconstruction of Afghan society after decades of chaos and violence.

Lawmakers rejected the presidential nominee for the minister of border and tribal affairs, Haji Azizullah Din Mohammad, who was a campaigner for Karzai during the last presidential election in eastern Nangarhar province. He has also served as the governor of Kabul and Nangarhar. Of the 241 legislators present during the special session, 124 voted in favour of Mohammadi, while 98 opposed his nomination. Eleven ballots were declared invalid.(20120915)
Azizullah Din Mohammad, a senior member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, said a draft plan from the Karzai Government would allow the Taliban to join the Afghan government or take part in national, parliamentary or provincial elections. But before doing so, they must sever any ties to Al Qaeda, renounce violence, and respect the Afghan Constitution.(20121215)

The Islamic Party, led by Azizullah Din Mohammad, pledged support to front-line presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.(20140217)



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