Afghan Biographies

Mateen, Abdul Karim Matin

Name Mateen, Abdul Karim Matin
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1979
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Ghazni
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Taj Mohammad aka: Qari Baba Haji Assadullah, Asadullah Khalid (2002)
General Haji Sher (Shir) Alam Ibrahimi (20050629-2006),
Mirabudin Patan (Pathan, Pattan, lived 25 J. in USA) (20060919)
Faizanullah Faizan (20070919)
Sharif Khosti (20080303)
Dr. Muhammad Usman, aka Eng. Osman Osmani (20080531 - 20100300)
Musa Khan Akbarzada Ahmadzai (20100513 -20150902)
Aminullah Hamimi (20150903)
Abdul Karim Matin (20160731-20180216)


Deputy Governors Ghazni:
Muhammad Kazim Allahyar Alayar Muhammad Kazimullah Yaar , also a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (20091205). A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, Mohammad Kazim Allahyar, his son and two bodyguards who were in the same car (20100928).
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi (20120706, 20130105, 20140903, 20150803) was on his way from Ghazni province to capital Kabul when he was abducted by militants.(20140903)

Governor's spokesman:
Saifullah Maftoon (20120102)
Fazl Mohammad Sabawoon (20120902)
Shafeeq Nang Shafiq Nang Shafiqullah Nang (20140320, 20140825)
Jawed Salangi, a spokesman for the Ghazni governor (20160509)
Mohammad Arif Noori (20171207, 20180505)

Director of Women’s Affairs
Shukria Wali (20121017)

Provincial Department of Public Health Director:
Dr. Zia Gul Asfandi Zia Gul Asphandi  (20101028, 20150104)

Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director:
Sultan Hussain Abbasyar Sultan Hussein Yar (20110923, 20140312)

Provincial Department of Education Director:
Hosni Mubarak Azizi Husni Mubarak Azizi (20101216, 20110823)
Ihsanullah Nashir Ehsanullah Nasher (20120228, 20130616)
Mohammad Abid Abid Waisi (20131115, 20150729)
Deputy Director:
Zahooruddin (20130616)
Provincial Department of Public Works Director:
Mohammad Qurban (20110418)

Provincial Department  Director of Rural Development:
Sayed Baqir Sherzad (20110526)

Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director:
Gholam Sanayee Mayel was recognized accused of bribery, embezzlement and other corruption and the attorney office had ordered his arrest,” head of attorney office, Sahar Gol said, adding that police couldn’t find Mayel at his office and house. He was in office 10 years. (20120329)
Sultan Hussain Abbasyar (20110923)

Provincial Department of Refugee Director :
Rayes Abdul Bari Rahimi (20110814)
Khaliqdad Ahmadi (20171207)

Natural Disaster Management Authority Chief:
Hafeezullah Gulistani Hafizullah Gulistani (20110923, 20130806)

Provincial Department of Information and Culture Director:
Hamidullah Sarwari (20110824, 20120706)

Water and Energy Director:
Eng. Jan Mohammad (20120102)
Provincial director of Hajj and Islamic Affairs:
Fazl Ahmad Qazizada
Qazi Fazal Ahmad (20130811, 20140903) Qazir Fazl Ahmad was executed by militants in central Maidan Wardak province.(20140906)
Provincial Traffic Department Director:
Mohammadullah Ahmad Abullah Ahmadi (20121215, 20130214)

Of 19 districts in Ghazni Province, only seven Districts 1.Jaghori, 2.Jaghato, 3.Waghaz, 4.Andar, 5.Nahor, 6.Qarabagh and 7. Ab-Band have their District chiefs present at district centers, while Ajiristan, Malistan, Gilan, Nawa, Muqur, Giro, Bahram Shahid, Wali Mohammad Shahid, Rashidan, Khwaja Omari, Zana Khan and Deh Yak districts have no chiefs so far.They have their offices in Ghazni City. (20160526)

2. Previous Functions:

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development MRRD Official (20061004)
Director IDLG
Adviser TCC (Transition Coordination Comission) (2014120)
Provincial Governor Paktika (20141221-20150509 sacked)

Provincial Governor Ghazni (20160731-20180227)

3. Biodata:
Abdul Karim Mateen Abdul Karim Matin was born 1979 in Afghanistan. 
Matin went to Gazi High School and studied at Kabul University. He was an MRRD Official for Urban Rainwater Harvesting
 and the Regional Coordinator for Southern Region of Afghanistan. Abdul Kareem Matin in 2013 paticipated at a public gathering held by the AIHRC to discuss honour killings. (20130413)

Mateen has escaped unharmed from an armed attack. He was visiting the security check posts in the outskirts of Sharana, provincial capital, when he came under Taliban attack on Friday, 09. Jan. 2015.

Abdul Karim Matin has been removed from his position following the decision taken by the National Security Council (NSC). Earlier, Abdul Karim Matin alleged that the NSC had disbursed $200,000 amount among families that belonged to Daesh. The NSC rejected the allegations and said previous government provided financial assistance of $200,000 to refugee families from North Waziristan and South Waziristan to Paktika and few other districts.(20150509)

He speaks Pashtu Dari and English.

Last Modified 2018-05-05
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