Afghan Biographies

Haji Hayat Khan

Name Haji Hayat Khan
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Labor and social affairs department head of Nangarhar
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Labor and social affairs department head of Nangarhar
(20080408, 20090727)

3. Biodata:
Haji Hayat Khan is a tribal elder from Kot who has become the coordinator for several militias in Nangahar Province. The village militias are active in Kot, Achin and Nazian districts in the province of Nangarhar. Militias are already being considered for 140 districts in 32 provinces, according to Abdul Qayum Rahimi, the director of the People’s Uprising Program (PUP) at the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, a ministerial-level body that oversees provincial governments. The NDS spy agency was brought in to help recruit and pay new militia members—who must be between 18 and 50 and own a Kalashnikov—and to build outposts. The army and police equip the units with ammunition and heavy weapons, like machines guns and rockets to defend their positions and hold on to territory, according to officials familiar with the program. They also carry walkie talkies to call for help from local police and army units in case of an attack.(20160405)


Last Modified 2016-04-05
Established 2016-04-05