Afghan Biographies

Qaisari, Nezamuddin Col.

Name Qaisari, Nezamuddin Col.
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1964
Function/Grade Head of Faryab popular uprising (Khezesh-e mardomi) forces
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Qaisar District Police Chief (2011, 20160617, 20170912)
Popular Uprising Commander (2017, 2018)

3. Biodata:
Nizamuddin Qaisari was born 1964. He is the Qaisar District Police Chief and Popular Uprising Commander. Qaisari is the de facto commander of General Dostum’s militia in Faryab and, like his boss, has increasingly clashed with Afghan civilian and military officials over a lack of security in the ethnic Uzbek stronghold. First, he was a farmer and businessman but then became the commander of local police in 2011.

On 18 February 2018, when around a hundred fighters belonging to Nezamuddin Qaisari, the head of the Faryab provincial popular uprising (khezesh-e mardomi) forces and a member of Dostum’s Jombesh party besieged those loyal to a rival commander, MP Fathullah Qaisari, who belongs to Jamiat-e Islami, at Maimana airport and tried to detain him over an alleged assassination plot. Fathullah Qaisari and Rahmatullah Turkistani, former Jawzjan police chief, plotted to kill him in a bomb attack as part of a 1.5 million afghanis deal.

Public uprising forces under Qaisari’s command and dozens of other soldiers are under siege by the Taliban in Shirin Tagab and Khawja Sabz Posh districts for past few days. Nizamuddin Qaisari, warned that if his forces are not rescued, he will “kill” local officials, police and army commanders stationed in Faryab.(20180525)

A provincial council member of Faryab Tahir Rahmani confirmed that Commander Qaisari has been arrested by the Special Forces of the Afghan Military. Commander Qaisari started verbal clash with the participants of a security meeting in Maimana city which resulted into a armed clash.

According to Rahmani, at least four security guards of commander Qaisari were killed and at least four others were wounded. Nizamuddin Qaisaris prominent commander of Junbish Milli led by the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.(20180703)

Afghanistan's attorney general has agreed to release Nizamuddin Qaisari, a powerful police commander in north, who was arrested in July 2018. (20181228)

Qaisari is fiercely anti-Taliban, and has always been very critical of President Ashraf Ghani’s management of the fight against the Taliban, especially in the north of the country. Qaisari has warned that if Faryab falls, the whole north of Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban.

Afghan army carried out an air raid on strongman Nizamuddin Qaisari's house in northern Mazar-i-Sharif city on Sunday, Dec 14, 2019. The strike happened following hours of siege that invovled also exchange of fire between security forces and Qaisar's men. Qaisari had been arrested in July last year (2018) over allegations of rights abuses, but he was released later.(20191214)

The clash in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province which has started late Saturday night and ended on Sunday night, nearly 20 hours after security forces surrounded the residence of Nizamuddin Qaisari, the former police chief of Faryab’s Qaisar district. The house was in Police District 5 (PD5) of Mazar-e-Sharif. Sources from the Junbish party said that “Qaisari” is alive, ecaped and has been transferred to Jawzjan province. (20191216)

In December 2019 Qaisari’s house in Mazar-e-Sharif city was besieged and assaulted by Afghan security forces, which led to the killing of seven of Qaisari's guards  and the destruction of parts of his residence and neighboring houses. The probe team concluded the operation was illegal and was carried out without the permission of the judicial institutions of the country. The December operation included army commandos and military helicopters and the house of Nizamuddin Qaisari in Mazar-e-Sharif was besieged for nearly 20 hours in an attempt to arrest Qaisari and his “150” men who were “illegally armed” and were charged with causing “instability” in the city.(20200125)

Controversial police commander Nizamuddin Qaisari, who escaped a government operation attempting to arrest him last December, is now in Kabul to meet with government officials.(20200901)

Notorious illegal armed commander Nizamuddin Qaisari has been arrested by Iranian police in Tehran over possessing fake documents. Head of the residents and refugees of Iran’s Interior Ministry Mehdi Mahmoodi said that Qaisari had come to Iran illegally and was making fake documents for Afghans. Mahmoodi said that Nizamuddin Qaisari had three different offices in Tehran and Karaj city where he would fabricate documents for Afghan refugees. Qaisari would reportedly charge people large amounts of money for providing them with fabricating documents.(20211116)

Qaisari speaks Uzbek, Dari and English.

Last Modified 2021-11-16
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