Afghan Biographies

Bek, Abdul Matin Baig

Name Bek, Abdul Matin Baig
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1987
Function/Grade IDLG Head
History and Biodata

1. Former Heads of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) General Director/Chairman/Head of local organs directorate:
Jilani Jelani Popal, (20080304 resigned 20100804)
Caretaker Head Barna Karimi (20110523)
Abdul Khaliq Farahi (20110500, 20130521 - 20141208)
acting Head Independent Directorate of Local Governance: Matin Bek (20141209)
Ghulam Jelani Popal IDLG Head (20150427)
Nasir Hameed, Director of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG)?
Abdul Matin Beg(20170725, 20181001, 20190627, 20200621)
Shamim Khan Katawazi(20200618)
Abdul Matin Bik (20200819)

Chief of Staff:
Najibullah Mutahari (20200819)

Directorate of Information and Public Awareness:
Sayed Shah Saqim (20200819)

Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate:
Mohammad Hamed Sarwary (20200819)

Directorate of internal Audit:
Abdul Habib (Jabarkhil) (20200819)


Deputy Directors:
Barna Karim Karimi (20080304 - 20111012) 
Abdul Ghias Wardak (20080503)
Obaidullah Ekhlas (20101128)
Qutbuddin Roidad (20110529)
deputy director, Abdul Baqi Popal (20160315)
Deputy Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG):
Deputy head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance: Abdul Malik Sediqqi (20170315)
IDLG Administrative deputy: Abdul Mateen Beig, Matin Bek (20120805)
Dr. Farid Mamoonzai Farid Mamozai (20120717, 20140103)
Deputy head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) for finance and administrative affairs
Mohammad Ayoub Salangi (20200405)

IDLG Human Resources director:
Mr. Azizullah Qazikhel, (20120805)

IDLG Policy director:
Baser Sabir (20120805)

IDLG spokesman / Spokesperson:
Syed Intezar Khadem,(20120404)
Tawab Ghorzang (20150202, 20150609)
Mrs. Muneera Yousufzada, Munira Yousufzada Spokeswoman Munira Yusofzada (20151120, 20151215, 20160621)
Sayed Shah Saqim, a spokesman for the IDLG (20200708)
IDLG spokesperson Mrs. Nargis Mommand Hassanzai (20201220)

Coordinating head of the Independent Local Governance Administration/Coordination head of local councils:

Ahmad Sayed Khamoosh Syed Ahmad Khamosh (20121120, 20150203)

Senior policy Deputy at the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG):
Dr. Timor Sharan (20180220, 20200819)


IDLG was launched September 2007

2. Previous Functions:
Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Interior (20110300-20120100)
Deputy Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (20120200, 20130902, 20140207, 20150603)
Deputy Director General in Provincial affairs National Directorate of Security NDS (20150604)
IDLG Head (20170725, 20181001, 20200621)
Senior Adviser to the President on political and public affairs (20200621)
IDLG Head (20200819)

3. Biodata:
Abdul Matin Baig Matin Bek Matin Beg Abdul Mateen Baig Abdul Matin Bik was born 1987 in Hazare Smooch district of Takhar Province. He is the son of Mutalib Bek, Member of Wolesi Jirga, who in the afternoon of Dec. 25, 2011 in  Taloqan, Takhar Province was killed by a suicide bomber. Mutalib Bek was a former commander of the Mujahedin, the anti-Soviet resistance. He later joined the United Front — a coalition of anti-Taliban fighters — and played a key role in the war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in northern Afghanistan. Abdul Matin Bek is a tribal leader in Takhar Province who is active in national politics in Kabul.

He accomplished his secondary education at Amani High School in 2004. Bek received his bachelor degree in political science from Delhi University in 2008 and obtained his Master degree in the same field from Jawaher Lal Nehru University on 2010.

He has served previously as advisor the ministry of Interior and also as deputy minister for administrative and financial affairs of the Independent Directorate for Local Governance of Afghanistan for four years. He travelled across Afgahnistan for IDLG in all Provinces and is well suited for the Deputy Director General in Provincial affairs National Directorate of Security.

Abdul Matin Beyk has been appointed by President Ghani's decree as senior adviser to the president on political and public affairs.(20200621)

He speaks Dari, Hindi and English.

Last Modified 2020-12-20
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