Afghan Biographies

Khogyani, Abdul Majid

Name Khogyani, Abdul Majid
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1954
Function/Grade Ex Governor
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions of Abdul Majid Khugyani:
Head of department of rural development in Nangarhar (7 years)
Wolesi Jirga Member Nangahar 2005
Provincial Governor Maidan Wardak (20120000-20150608)

3. Biodata:
Abdul Majid Khugyani is the son of Abdullah Khan. He is the grandson of general Wila Jan. He is born in 1954 (also 1950 mentioned) in Obisa, a hamlet in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province. He got his early education at his home town. He studied middle and high education in Habibia High School in Kabul. He got his bachlor degree in economics from Kabul University.
During the Russian invasion, he spent one year in prison and then migrated to Pakistan. He again returned to Afghanistan and started Jihad till the expulsion of Russains from the war-battered country. Back in 1992, he served as head of department of rural development in Nangarhar for four years. Similarly, he was elected as MP for lower house from Nangarhar during the 15th tenure. He was the deputy of economic commission of the lower house. Khugyania was appointed in 2012 as governor of Miadan Wardak province by President Hamdi Karzai.
He stood as a candidate in Wolesi Jirga Election 2010, but did not bag a seat.

A suicide bomber driving a truck made his way to the heart of a provincial capital in Afghanistan on 20121123 and exploded his bomb, leveling many government and security buildings, badly damaging a prison and leaving Governor Abdul Majid without an office. Three persons were killed and 90 wounded. A guesthouse where he had been living was among the most heavily damaged of the structures still standing. Among the buildings demolished were the local government records office, where Afghans get their national identification card, known as the tazkera; the local office of the National Directorate of Security; a midwife’s center; and a women’s hostel. The prison was so badly damaged that Amir Mohammad Jamshidi, the head of prisons at the Interior Ministry, said the government would have to transfer all 146 prisoners to Pul-i-Charkhi, the main prison in neighboring Kabul Province.


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