Afghan Biographies

Noor Habib Jalal

Name Noor Habib Jalal
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade acting Attorney General
History and Biodata

1. Former Attorney Generals:
Mahmud Daqic Abdul Jabbar Sabit (Sabet, fired 20080715)
Bashir Ahmad Fazli (acting 20080716)
Mohamed Ishaq Aloko (since 20080824-20141018) he was Deputy before)
acting Qaramuddin Shinwari (20141019)
acting attorney general Noor Habib Jalal (20150530)

Deputy Attorney General:
Rahmatullah Nazari (20101023)
Noor Habib Jalal (20111209)

Speaker Spokesperson Spokesman for the Attorney General's Office:
Imanullah Imam (20110318)
Basir Azizi Baseer Azizi (20141002, 20150208)

Chief Prosecutor:
Mr. Rahmatullah Nazari Nazary has been appointed to head the Prosecutions department of the dedicated Counter Narcotics Tribunal in Kabul (20080814)
Deputy Attorney General Fazl Ahmad Faqiryar, (20090422, fired 20100826 because he repeatedly refused to block corruption investigations at the highest levels of the government), replaced by Ahmad Beg Qadiry (20100831),
Deputy of Attorney General’s Office Mohammed Younes Roman,  (2008)
Deputy Attorney-General (DAG) Inayatullah Kamal (20091212),
Deputy Attorney General Amrodin Wafa, 65, fired 20100826,
Deputy Attorney General
in commercial, administrative and trade affairs: Abdul Wakil Amini (20100812, 20111220),
Head of the Special Prosecution Office for Cases of Violence against Women:
Mrs. Qudsiya Niazi Qudsia Niazi (20140108)

The prosecutors of the National Security Attorney General Department (NSAGD), a special branch within the Attorney General’s Office, and the judges of the Public Security Courts have been neglected by the international community during the past years. However, their service is of great importance because they investigate and decide cases brought to them by the Afghan security service (NDS).

Head of the complaints department at the Attorney General's office (Investigative Head at the AG's Office):
Hafizullah Hafiz (20110221)

Head of the justice department at the Attorney General’s Office:

Abdul Qadoos Rashidi (20130307)

Other members of the Office of the Attorney General:
Brigadier General Sharafuddin (20140907)
Deputy military chief of the Afghanistan Attorney General Office
: Abdul Fatah Azizi (20151126)


Officials of the Attorney-General’s Office said that they have no offices in 65 districts in Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul, Farah, Helmand, Nimroz, Ghazni, Nuristan, Paktya, Paktika, Logar, Khost, Dai Kundi and Wardak provinces.(20130213)


2. Previous Functions Qaramuddin Shinwari:
also mentioned as DIrector in the AGO's Office of monitoring of detection and Investigation  (under Rahmatullah Nazari Deputy Attorney General for monitoring.) u/i date.
Head of the council for eastern provinces of Afghanistan.(aka: President of Eastern Social Council,  chairman of the nongovernmental Social Council of Eastern Provinces. (20111228)
Shinwari was a key ally and supporter of President Ashraf Ghani during the presidential election.(20140300)

3. Biodata:
Qaramuddin Shinwari Qamar ud din Shinwari Qamaruddin Shinwari hailsfrom Haska Mena district of Nangrahar. He said in 2011:  “We suggest that the Taliban and the Hizb Islamic for peace talks with Afghan government should establish their representative in Nangarhar province. If Taliban accepts this Oriental offer, we will demand the government to guarantee their lives.”(20111211). At a gathering in Kabul, some members of the Transformation and Continuity team - including Anwar-ul Haq Ahadi, Qutbuddin Hilal and Qamaruddin Shinwari - urged the Reform and Partnership team to accept the result of the election and audit process based on the agreement reached earlier by the two teams.(20100906)
He studied at the Dar ul-Ulum-e Arabi of Kabul and graduated in 1979. Later on (no date given), he also attended courses at the Sharia Faculty of Kabul and in Pakistani madrasas. He calls himself ‘Sheikh’ (both Sheikh al-Quran and Sheikh al-Hadith). He is the brother of Mawlawi Jalaluddin Shinwari, the Taleban’s (pre-2001) attorney general and acting minister of justice who had a background in an early, later sidelined pro-royalist faction. Qamaruddin Shinwari is currently the leader of the Council of Tribes of the Eastern Provinces. He and his younger brother Noman Shinwari actively campaigned for Ghani in the east.
Qamaruddin Shinwari is a Ghani supporter and was rumored to be in line as the next attorney general, which he denied.(20141113) Qamaruddin Shenwari was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as Borders and Tribal Affairs Minister.(20150112) Wolesi Jirga rejected Nominee for the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs Qamaruddin Shinwari with 112 votes, 102 in favor, 22 blank, and seven invalid.(20150128)

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