Afghan Biographies

Khanzada, Rohullah


Name Khanzada, Rohullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1971
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Kandahar
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Gul Agha Sherzai (2001),
Yousuf Pashtun (2003),
Gul Agha Sherzai (again since Dec 25, 2004) as assistant to Governor of Kandahar,
Haji Assadullah Khalid (200506),
General Rahmatullah Raufi (20080815, 20081203),
Tooryalai Wesa (20081220-20141231, 20150212, 20150426),
Dr Humayoon Azizi (20150427-20171122)
Zalmai Weesa (20170510- 20190203)
Hayatullah Hayat (20190204 -  20210103)
Rohulla Khanzada (20210103)

Deputy Governor:
Eng. Abdul Latif Ashna (20100826), killed 09.00 hrs in a suicide attack Saturday, 20110129 in Khowja Baba area of Kandahar.
Dr. Ghulam Jelani Hamayoon. He is considered only a marginal political powerbroker in Kandahar City. (2005, 20111003)
Abdul Qadim Patyal Abdul Qadem Petal (20130518, 20130802, 20140320) deputy governor Kandahar province, Abdul Qayum Patyal, on Sunday 20141102 died in hospital of serious wounds he sustained in a gun attack in Kandahar university by unknown assailants.
Abdul Ali Shamsi acting deputy governor for the southern Kandahar province (20141231) Abdul Ali Shamsi died of the wounds he had suffered in a suicide bombing.(20170111)
Abdul Hanan Munib Abdul Hanan Muneeb (20180125, 20190507, 20200401)
Agha Lala Dastageri Haji Agha Lalai Dastagiri deputy governor, Agha Lalai Dastagiri (20181018, 20191004)

Chief Administrator of the governor’s office of Kandahar (Chief of Staff):
Ghulam Farooq Ferhamand (20111003)
Dr. Parvez Najib, Chief of Staff to the Governor´s office, succumbed to his injuries, the provincial government said on Saturday. Najib was seriously wounded in a bomb blast at the Shah Wali shrine in Khakrez district earlier in the day, when local officials were on the way to attend a flag-hoisting ceremony there.(20140321)

Governor's spokesman:
Zalmay Ayubi Ayoubi Zulmai Ayobee (20100904), was injured due to a gunshot of an American soldier after a verbal dispute when was entering the Governor of Kandahar's compound (20110522)
Jawid Faisal Javed Faisal (20130914)
Dawa Khan Meenapal (20140823)
Samim Khpolwak (20151208)
Zia Durrani, the governor’s spokesman (20171019)

Head of Kandahar Hajj and Religious Affairs :
Maulavi Noor-ul-Aziz Maulvi Norul Aziz (20110721) escaped an mine blast on the way to Panjwayee district (20111022). But he  sustained injuries on 20111030 in a second  mine explosion in Kandahar in Oct 2011. According to a statement from Kandahar governor office, the vehicle which was carrying Mawlavi Noorul Aziz struck a roadside mine planted in Shorandam area of Jami Camp village, resulted injuring the director. The source added the provincial director of Hajj is not in critical condition.(20111030). Kandahar provincial director for hajj affairs, Mawlavi Norul Aziz was arrested by the National Directorate for Security (NDS) on 20131007 after tens of people staged a peaceful protest against him in southern province of Kandahar.

Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs Department:
Mohammad Azim Nawabi (20111003)
Dost Mohammad Nayab, director of the Kandahar Refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDP) Department (20210107)

Public Health Department Director:
Head: Dr. Abdul Qayum Pokhla Pukhla Pakhtun Abdul Qaoum Pokhla Abdul Qayoum Pakhula (20101220, 20111123, 20120328, 20150428) has been wounded in a terrorist attack.

He was on his way home when unidentified gunmen fired at his vehicle in Deh Khwaja area of Kandahar city 20150428.

Deputy: Dr. Ahmadullah Faizi (2010)
Dr. Azizullah Kakar, responsible for creating public awareness and vaccination affairs at the Kandahar Public Health Department (20120529)

Head of the provincial Education Department:
Hayatullah Rafiki (?)
Najibullah Ahmadi, born 1978 (20110112)
Deputy Director of Kandahar’s Education Department: Ewaz Nazari (20150921)

Head of Kandahar’s agriculture department:
Ahmad Shah Roshan (20110402)

Kandahar provincial head of disaster preparedness office:
Mohammad Hashim Sadozai (20110417)
Sardar Mohammad Barani, head of Natural Disasters Department in Kandahar (20210107)

Justice Department Head:
Aqil Shah (20110604) the justice department head was injured in a gun attack on his car in southern Kandahar province.

Head of Women's Affairs Department:
Mrs. Safia Amajan (20061016) killed
Mrs. Rona Tarin (20090326)
Mrs. Zubaida Painda (20110627)
Mrs. Ruqia Achakzai Roqia Achakzai Roqya Achakai (20111117, 20130325) stood unsuccesful as a Wolesi Jirga 2010 candidate.

Head of Kandahar Mines department:
Eng. Abdul Quddoos (20111001)

Head Information an Culture Department:
Abdul Majid Babai Bobai killed (20100200)

Hazrat Wali Hotak (20150815) was on way to office on the morning of Aug 31, 2015 when three unknown armed men riding a motorbike sprayed bullets on his car in provincial capital the Kandahar city and made their good escape. Hotak received serious wounds to his should and arm in the shooting.

Works, Social Affairs, Martyrs, and Disables Department head:
Rafiullah Mujaddadi (20111114)
Nazar Ali Nazar Ali Qatey (2013, 2014, 2015, 20160824) was abducted and killed (20160904)
Traffic Director:
Col. Mohammadullah Khan (20111016)

Head of anti-narcotic department:
Gul Mohammad Shokran Shukran (20120123)

Customs Director:
Azizullah Jalazai (20111016)

Head of power department:
Sultan Mohammad (20120529)
Revenue Director:
Azim Khan Ahmadzai (20150903)



2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2018 MP MNA Kandahar
Provincial Governor Kandahar (20210103)
3. Biodata:

Ruhollah Khanzada was born in 1971 in Dand district of Kandahar province. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science from Tolo-e-Aftab Institute of Higher Education. Khanzada is a businessman and contractor and a cousin of former President Hamid Karzai. He received 6,471 votes in Wolesi Jirga election 2018 and got a seat in WJ 2018.

Rohullah Khanzada, Mirwais Yasini, Mir Rahman Rahmani, Waqif Hakimi, Sediq Ahmad Osmani, Arif Noorzai, and Kamal Naser Osuli are possible candidates for the position of Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (20190516)

Last Modified 2021-01-07
Established 2018-12-19