Afghan Biographies

Malikzai, Abdul Ghafoor


Name Malikzai, Abdul Ghafoor
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Nuristan Nooristan
History and Biodata

1. Previous Governor Nuristan:
Maulawi Abdullah Shergul,
Muhammad Tamim Nuristani (fired 20080710),
Dr. Hazrat Din Noor (deadly car accident 20080905),
Jamaluddin Jamaludin Badar Badr (20090127 - 20110903),
Muhammad Tamim Nuristani (20110904, 20130521 -20140203) sacked
Hafiz Qayum Nuristani (20140220, 20151225, 20161026, 20170205, 20190824)
Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai (20200707)

Deputy Governor:
Muhammad Nabi Ahmadzai Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi (20110628)
Assistant Deputy
/ Social Deputy:
Mrs. Zaheda Faizan (20201206)

Governor spokesman:
Mohammad Zarin (20111110)
Naweed Frotan (20170205)
Mohammad Syed Momand (20201125)

Nuristan Education Director:
Dr. Ghulam Hussain Ghulam Hussein (20120912, 20170811)

Provincial Public Welfare Director:
Eng. Zabit Khan (20111012)

Irrigation, Agriculture and Livestock director:
Noor Muhammad (20120220)
Drector of public health in Nuristan:
Ismail Stanikzai (20170811)
Director of women's affairs in Nuristan:
Mrs. Zahida Faizan (20170811)
Rural rehabilitation and development director:
Syed Massoum Syedi (20201125)


2. Previous Function Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai:
Governor Badghis Province (20180620, 20200706)
Governor Nuristan Province (20200707)

3. Biodata:
Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai has escaped unhurt in an gun attack. He was targeted in an armed attack in the Chapa Dara District on Nuristan-Kunar highway. In the incident, two guards of Malikzai were injured, but no harm and casualties sustained to Malikzai. Earlier in June 2020, Hafez Abdul Qayum, the former governor of Nuristan province also came under the attack of gunmen in Kabul’s Sorubi district. He survived the attack, but one of his bodyguards was killed and another injured.(20200804)

Last Modified 2020-12-06
Established 2018-02-17