Afghan Biographies

Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi

Name Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1968
Function/Grade Taliban spokesman
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mullah Abdul Manan Nyazi Maulawi Abdul Manan Niazi was born 1968 in Pashtoon Zarghoon district, Herat province. He was Governor of Kabul Province under the Taliban regime.   He is listed on the UN sanction list 25 Jan. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 18 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 12 Apr. 2010) . Taliban spokesman Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, also a senior member of the Supreme Council, said those who elected Mullah Mansour as successor of Mullah Omar had not followed the proper procerdure. "According to Islamic rule and principles, when a leader dies, a Shura (council) is called, then its leader is appointed," he added.

“We will not allow any group or state to disrupt this (TAPI) project,” Maulawi Abdul Manan Niazi said in a statement sent to local media.(20180225)

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