|History and Biodata
Raghistan District Chief District Governor:
Ghulamullah Sayed (20140609)
Rustam Khan Mohammad Rustam Raghi (20150727, 20170408)
A gold mine in Raghistan district of Badakhshan has become a key source of income for the Taliban. If Raghistan's gold mine and the lapis mine in Karan and Manjan districts are not released from the control of Taliban and powerful elements the insurgent group will be strengthened in Badakshan province.
While around 100 vigilantes from Raghistan indeed were converted into an official unit of the Afghan Local Police sometime in early 2016, it remains unclear to what extent the uprising there is part of the People’s Uprising Program. Various sources in Raghistan insisted that the uprising is and has always been endorsed by the government and receives support from the NDS and/or the National Security Council (NSC), but this could not be confirmed, as – despite efforts – neither the NDS chief of the province of Badakhshan nor responsible officials from the IDLG, the NDS, or the NSC in Kabul could be reached for comment.(20160917)
Afghan security forces has retaken the control of a gold mine in Raghistan district of Badakhshan province, after almost 40 days continued clearance operation against the Taliban insurgents in the area, provincial official said. (20160902)
40 illegal mine workers in a goldmine in Khali village of Raagh district Ragh District of Badakhshan were killed by a landslide.(20191212)