Afghan Biographies

Andarabi, Massoud Maj Gen

Name Andarabi, Massoud Maj Gen
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1980
Function/Grade Minister of Interior
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Interior:
Ali Ahmad Jalali (resigned 20050928),
Engineer Zarar Ahmad Moqbil (Moqbel, Moqbal) (2008),
Hanif Atmar (2008), Hanif Atmar 20100102 confirmed for second term as Minister of Interior, resigned 20100606.
Gen Bismillah Khan Muhammad Mohammadi (2010 - 20120804) fired by Wolesi Jirga
Gen. Mujtaba Patang (20120915 - 20130722 sacked) acting Minister of Interior
Umer Daudzai Minister of Interior (20130901) confirmed by Wolesi Jirga 20130925.
Omar Daudzai Acting Minister of Interior (20141208)
acting Sattar General Ayub Salangi (20141209)
Nur ul-Hq Ulumi (20150127-20160224 resigned)
Taj Mohammad Jahid (20160224) acting (20160409) confirmed (20170106)
Wais Barmak nominated (20170813, 20171204 confirmed- 20181224 fired)
Amrullah Saleh (20181224) stepped down (20190119)

Hamdullah Mohib National Security Adviser and Acting Interior Minister (20190202)
Massoud Andarabi Former Deputy Intellligence Chief of Afghanistan (20190211, 20201121)

Deputy Ministers of Interior:
Acting Minister Lt. Gen. Muhammad Munir Mangal (2009, 20100606), Mangal is also the national police commissioner of the 82,000-member Afghan National Police (2009), he was sacked 20101017 and succeeded by the Kabul Police Chief Abdur Rahman Rahman Moin,
Gen Lt Abdul Hadi Khalid, Deputy Minister (20080611)
Maj. Gen. Daud Daud (till 20100901)
Deputy Interior Minister Hamid Tahmasi (20170725)
First Deputy interior minister:
 Janan Barekzai Janan Barikzai (20170518)
 Abdul Shabor Qani Abdul Saboor Qanay Saboor Qane (20190202, 20210220)
Ministry of Interior (MoI) secretary for policy and strategy: Masoud Ahmad Azizi (20181215) Mrs Husna Jalil (20181205)
Deputy Head of Policy and Strategy Department of Ministry of Interior (MoI):  Shah Wali Safi (20190102)
Deputy Minister for Administration Administrative Affairs: General Ghulam Ali Wahdat, (20100901), sacked 20130914; Mohammad Akram Yawar (20140110), Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs Deputy Ministry of Administration, Maj. Gen. Mahshooq Ahmad (20140203) Gen Aminullah Karim (20170518)
Deputy for Security Affairs: LtGen Abdul Rahman Rahman Moin appointed 20101017 (20110622, 20120126, 20130707) Lt Gen Murad Ali Murad Deputy interior minister for security.(20170518, 20180423)
Chief of Staff of the office of Senior Deputy Interior for Security:
Brigadier General Abdul Muqeem Abdul Rahimzai (20181015)
Deputy interior minister in charge of planning and strategy (20110212), and Deputy minister for public protection and security enterprises
.Gen Jamal Abdul Nasir SediqiJamal Abdul Naser Siddiqi (20120100, 20140109)
Deputy Minister for Security Affairs: former Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi (20130901, 20150608, 20151009) President Ghani nominated General Abdul Rahman Rahman to replace Gen. Salangi as Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs.(20160229)
Senior deputy interior minister for security,  Gen Akhtar Muhammad Ibrahimi (20170728, 20181018) Khushal Sadat Gen. Khoshan Sadat Khoshal Sadat (20190202, 20190311) sacked (20200123)
Deputy Minister of Counter Narcotics:

Lieutenant Gen. Mohammad Dawod Dawod (2004)
Abdul Jalil Bakhtiari (20170310, 20170518))
Lt Gen Baz Muhammad Ahmadi Baaz (20100901, 20110928, 20160703, 20181018)

Director of the ministry’s counter-terrorism department:

Gen Najeeb Aman (20190201), Gen Mahir Yaqubi (20190202)

Jamil Kohistani sacked (20130914)
Abdul Wahid Sharifi sacked (20130914)
Amir Mohammad Jamshedi sacked (20130914)


Spokesman for the Interior Ministry:
Sediq Sediqqi Ghulam Sidiqullah Siddiqi Sediq Sediqi (20110928, 20130106)
Deputy Speaker of Ministry of Interior:
Najeebullah Naikzad, (20110629)  Najibullah Danish (20150703)

Adviser to the Ministry of Interior, strategic communication adviser:
Bahar Mehr (20200614)

More top slots in MoI:
Advisor to the minister on administrative affairs : Brig. Gen. Syed Ahmad Qadoosi, and Maj. Gen. Abdul Manan Farahi as another advisor to the minister (20100902);
Advisor on Crime Affairs: Brig Gen Khan Mohammad (20110303)

Colonel Mohammad Wali Amini has been appointed as the Chief of the Police Rights General Directorate, while Colonel Ghulam Sediq has been appointed as deputy chief of the Police Rights General Directorate.


General director for planning and operation: Maj. Gen. Muhammad Wasim Azimi (20100901) Maj Gen Ghulam Mustafa Khan (20110410),
Director of the Human Resource Department: Maj. Gen. Muhammad Wakil Akbari (20100901),
Deputy Chief of the Personnel Directorate (Pezhantoon):
Colonel Haseeb Ur Rehman (20181015)
General director of the Inspection Department: Maj. Gen. Abdul Masood Ragheb (201009029,
General director of the counter-terrorism Department: Maj. Gen. Abdul Ghaffar Syedzada Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada (20100902, 20110120) Brig Gen Abdul Halim (20150611)
Head of the Parliamentary Affairs Department: Brig. Gen. Behram (20100902), Brig. Gen. Muhammad Najib will serve as Behram's deputy (20100902), Brig. Gen. Ikramuddin Yawar (20100902),
General director of the Firefighting Department: Brig. Gen. Abdul Fatah Farogh (20100902),
Director of the Local Police Force: Brig. Gen. Khan Muhammad (20100902),
Chief of Staff College: Maj Gen Sayed Noorullah Zal (20110410),
Training Chief National Police Academy: Brig Gen Shah Alam Sapand (20110410),
Deputy director for gender and human rights at the Interior Ministry: Colonel Sayed Omar Saboor (20121219),
Director Intelligence Department: Gen Shafiq Fazli (20101106, 20130217) Gen Islamuddin Safi (20150611)

Quality director at the MoI audit department: Brig Gen Abdullah Stanikzai,  (20130225)

General Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Ministry of Interior (MoI):
Lt Gen Mirza Mohammad Yarmand (20091124, 20130225) sacked 20130914, Maj. Gen. Abdul Ghaffar Syedzada Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada (20140608), Gen Zahir Zahir (20141203)
Head of the Crime Investigation Department: Mohammad Salem Almas (20171109)
Department Supporting Peace Process: Gen Abdul Hakim Neirbi (201500611)
Commander of education of the Interior Ministry: General Mashuq Seylab (20140104) 

Police Force Management Director, responsible for the Police Tashkil: Maj Gen Ekramuddin Yawar, Ikramuddin Yawar since late 2010  (20130328)
Head of the engineering section of the MoI’s IED disposal team:
General Mohammahd Anwar Paigham (20140109)

Head of the gender and human rights department in the Ministry of Interior: Gen. Hekmat Shahi (20141031)
Chief of the Police Rights General Directorate:
Colonel Mohammad Wali Amini (20181015)
Deputy chief of the Police Rights General Directorate: Colonel Ghulam Sediq (20181015) 
Director of sports department in the Ministry of Interior: Khushal Sarwari (20141213)
Director of Logistic Directorate:
Deputy: Colonel Taj Mohammad (20150611)
Head of the information analysis department: Brigadier General Mohammad Farid Afzali (20150611)
Anti-corruption department head at MoI:

Habib Rahman Sahar (20160519)
Gen. Mohammad Wahid Hamidi (20170303)
Head of the intelligence and criminal investigation department:
 Mohammad Farid Afzali (20170518)  Farid Ahmad Afzali (20171109)

Brig. Gen. Abdul Jabbar Purdali, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Nabi Majrooh, Col. Habibullah have been posted to  the ministry (20130225)
Brig. Gen. Kabir Andarabi (20130901)

Ministry of Interior's (MoI) eNID department (developing a new, national digital personal identification system) Electronic National Identification Document (eNID):
The Afghan Government (MCIT, MoI and others) supported by a foreign company is working since 20100302 on this project.

Head: Homayoun Muhtatsaid (20150531)

Planning Manager-E-NID at Ministry of Interior Affairs: Razaq Rahimi (20131100, 2014, 20150531)

Director Director of Governmental Projects Protection of NPPF:
Sayed Nasrat Azada (20200129)

 Tuesday, July 05, 2016 The jobs of the MoI following first degree officials are suspended:
- BG Mohammad Hassan Alemy chief of the office of administration deputy MoI and acting chief of MoI HQ recruitment command
- BG Abdul Majid Sadeqi COS of HQ recruitment command
- BG Elham Wardak general commander of education
- BG Sardar Mohammad Kohdamani deputy commander of HQ education
- BG Jalaluddin Ragbar commander of Wardak ANP TC.
Order has also been given to MoI to suspend jobs of five other junior officials who were responsible to ensure security and decision making on the graduates of Wardak ANP TC.

According to the Ministry of Interior, Brigader General Mohammad Tawab, Colonel Ghulam Mustafa, and Brigadier General Abdul Ghafoor have been shifted to the General Directorate of the Personnel as reserve officers.(20180626)

Ministry of Interior
NTM-A C2J OPS: (VOIP) 237-3950 / (SVOIP) 237-1051
Chief of ANCOP
MG Gul Khan Zemarai
Chief of ABP
LTG Mohammad Younus Noorzai
Chief of AUP
LTG Mohammad Hasan Atmar
Director of Info, Comm, & Tech (ICT)
BG Ghulam Haider Samim
Director of Logistics
MG Timor Shah
Force Management
MG Akramuddin Yawar
ANP Training General Command
LTG Mujtaba Patang
Director of Cadre and Personnel
MG Ahmed Akbari Wakil,
Deputy Director Cadre and Personnel: Col Safiullah Asar (20150611)
Surgeon General
BG Shanbaz ‘Qandahar’ Shinwari
Chief of Directorate of Intel (DI)
MG M. Shafiq Fazli
Director & Chief of Policy
BG Abdul Wasi Raoufy, Gen Wase Rauofi, was arrested after accepting a $150,000 USD bribe in exchange for awarding a fuel contract to a private company. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center’s (ACJC) primary court after being found guilty of accepting a substantial bribe.(20170109)
Chief Of Staff
MG B. Rahimullah
Dep Chief Of Staff
BG M. Najib Aman
DM for Counternarcotics
LTG Baz Mohammad Ahmadi
Bismullah Khan Mohammadi
Acting DM for Strategy & Policy
BG Abdul Wasi Raoufy
DM for Security
GEN Abdul Rahman
Chief of Anti-Crime
LTG Jamil Junbish
MG Sayed Mohammad Qudossi
DM for Support
LTG Ghulam Ali Wahdat
Chief of Criminal Investigations
MG Said Ghafar Saidzada
Acting CDR ANP Recruiting Command
BG Wakil Ahmad Feda
Chief of ALP
BG Ali Sha Ahmadzai
LTG Nasr Sediqi
Chief of Plans & Operations
MG Mohammad Dawood
Chief of Major Crimes Task Force
COL Nazir
Chief of Legal Affairs
MG Rahim Shuja
Director of Procurement
BG Noori
Chief of CT
MG Kohistani
COL Sonoy
Director of Finance
BG Alhamuddin ‘Wardak’
Acting Director of Facilities
COL Hamid
MG Abdul Ragheb
DM for Admin
LTG Mirza Mohammad Yarmand
MG Mohammad Wasim
Director of Analysis/Assessment
BG Wali Safi
Director of CPD
LTG Amir Jamsheed

2. Previous Functions:
AIMS Database Specialist (2002-20060719)
Head NDS Communication and Information Systems J6 (20121219)
Deputy Head of Operations of National Security Department, DDO Brig Gen (20131022)
Deputy Head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Maj Gen (20151210)
Director of operations of the National Directorate of Security (NDS)
Acting Head of NDS (20151210, 20160506, 2017, 2018)
Massoud Andarabi (20190211, 20201121)

3. Biodata:
Major General Mohammad Masoud Andarabi Mohammad Masud Andarabi, Mohammad Massood Andarabi was born 1980 in Deah Salah village Andarab district of Baghlan Province. After finishing his higher education he had higher education in Management and Information Technology. Andarabi has worked in several National and International institutions in different level positions; including seven years in UN Development Office as Afghanistan Development Program Project Officer.

He is with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

Massoud Andarabi meanwhile was approved as minister of interior affairs with 214 votes in favor, 25 votes against and 7 unmarked votes.(20201121)

Andarabi speaks Dari, Pashto, English, Urdu and Arabic

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