Afghan Biographies

Dasht i Archi District Kunduz Province

Name Dasht i Archi District Kunduz Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief Head district ALP unit
History and Biodata

District under Taliban control (20100420)

Dasht-i-Archi District Dasht-e-Archi District Chief (District Governor):
Muhalim Juma Khan (20091109),
Nazar Mohammad (20130427),
Shiekh Shaikh Sheikh Shekh Sadruddin Sikh Sadudin Shaikh Sardroddin (20091201, 20100722, 20110502, 20121009, 20130508), killed by suicide bomber (20130830)
Nasruddin Khan Nasruddin Sayedi Nasrudin Sahdi (20140810, 20150312). Nasruddin Saidi, has taken over from his father, late Sheikh Sadruddin, a former jihadi commander linked to Jamiat who was killed in 2013
Nasruddin Nazari (20180428)

Police Chief:
Col. Noor Khan (killed 20090811), he was the brother of Kunduz governor Eng. Muhammad Omar.
Hamid Agha (20130426, 20140505)
Head of the district ALP unit in Archi:
Commander Nasrullah (20160

District Ethnic Composition - 45% Pashtun, - 40% Uzbek and - 15% Tajik. In this district, the Taleban have established quasi-total dominance over the population, exploiting long-standing grievances of the Pashtun majority against a mafia-like Uzbek elite, who hold the important positions in the district. Dasht-e Archi comprises a majority of Pashtuns and minorities of Uzbeks and Turkmen. A group of Uzbeks and Turkmen from the Qarloq area, mainly affiliated to the Jamiat-e Islami and Jombesh parties, monopolised power and resources at the expense of Pashtuns but also members of their own ethnic groups. For years, they controlled decision-making, access to irrigation water, recruitment of the Afghan National Police and the Afghan Local Police programme as well as holding key positions, such as that of district governor or police chief. This created tensions between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ These tensions were exacerbated by widespread discriminatory practices, corruption and client-patron relationships that characterised the local administration. As a result, as the ALP chief put it, “the people reject the government as a whole.” Meanwhile, most regular and ALP policemen have abandoned their posts. According to ALP Chief Mullah Akhtar, they sell their weapons and ammunition to the Taleban shadow district governor, who, he says, has set up a weapons-trading business between Archi and Helmand, the most important battleground for the Taleban in the south of the country. This makes Archi the most fertile breeding and training ground for the Taleban in the Afghan north.(20160818)

Last Modified 2018-05-07
Established 2009-11-26