Afghan Biographies

Muhammad Zaher Wahdat

Name Muhammad Zaher Wahdat
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Sar-e-Pul Sari i Pul
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors Sar-e-Pul:
Taj Mohammad Kohi, ally of Dostum (20031210, 2004),
Abdul Haq Shafaq (2004, 2006),
Sayed Mohammad Iqbal Munib Monib (20070704, 20080202),
Mohammad Bashir Qant Chah Abi (20080800),
Sayed Anwar Rahmati (20100525 - 20120403 )
Akhtar Mohammad Khairzada acting (20120404)
Abdul Jabbar Haqbin (20120403 -20151007)
Muhammad Zaher Wahdat (20151008, 20160519, 20170418)

Deputy Governor:
Abdul Rahoul Azizi (2002),
Qotbuddin Shafaq (20080806),
Kamarudin Schikeb Qamaruddin Shakib Qamaruddin Shekib (20070308, 20110926),
Akhtar Muhammad Khairzada (20120409)
Spokesman for the provincial governor:

Munir Ahmad Farhad (20160606)
Information and Culture Director:
Abdul Qadus Fahim (20150204)
Department of Irrigation:
Ghulam Rasoul Abidi (2012)
Department of Public Health Director:
Aminullah Altin (2012)

Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled director:
Manizha Sadat Qazizada (20120213)
Women’s affairs director:
Mrs. Nasima Arzo (201300829)

Education Department Director:
Abdul Ghafoor (20110824)

Head of provincial rehabilitation and urban development Department:
Engineer Jawed Ahmad Jawed (20111026)

Provincial Natural Disaster Management Department Director:
Sayed Faizullah Sadat (20111115), Eng. Aziz Rahman Imaq (20170206)
Department of Agriculture Director:
Moinuddin Aini (2012)
Department of Public Works Director:
Saidhayatullah Sadat (2012)
Director ANDMA:
Said Faizullah Sadat (2012)
Director ARCDS:
Ghulam Yahya Qayam (2012)


Background Sari Pul Province:
The province has six districts - Balkhab, Kohistanat, San(g)charak, Gosfandi, Sayyed and Sozma Qala, plus the district of the provincial capital (UNAMA also gives a district called Sayyedabad) and five representatives in the lower house of parliament. According to the government, Sarepol’s population is estimated at 500,000 (1386, ie 2007/08) while a local NGO, Hambastegi, gives a figure of around 715-720 000. A UNAMA provincial profile of 2007 estimates that the population is composed of 31% Uzbeks, 25% Tajiks, 22% Hazaras and 11% Aimaq. (Other sources give a higher proportion of Uzbeks, around 40%.)


2. Previous Functions Muhammad Zaher Wahdat:
Deputy Governor Balkh ((20091119, 20110926, 2013117, 20151007)
Provincial Governor Sar-e-Pul Sari i Pul (20151008, 20160519, 20170418)
3. Biodata:
Muhammad Zaher Wahdat Abdul Zahir Wahdat Mohammad Zahir Wahdat, son of Haji Ghulam Ali, survived a suicide attack unhurt in his armored vehicle (2013117, 20140807) Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor dubbed Wahdat as honest man and his close ally of Jihad period. The Afghan security forces foiled a plot to assassinate Mohammad Zahir Wahdat, the governor of Sar-e-Pul province. (20170221)

Last Modified 2017-05-13
Established 2015-10-08