Afghan Biographies

Qudratullah, Abu Hamza Mawlawi


Name Qudratullah, Abu Hamza Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Balkh
History and Biodata

1. Former Provincial Governor of Balkh Province: 
Mohammad Eshaq Rahgozar. A court in Mazar-i-Sharif also ordered the prosecution of former Balkh governor Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar (20210207)
Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor (2004, 20171217)
Eng. Mohammad Dawood (20171218-20180312)
Alahaj Muhammad Ishaq Rahguzar (20180313, 20180322, 20201006)
Muhammad Farhad Azimi (2020107)
Mawlawi Qudratullah Abu Hamza, Balkh’s governor, (20210916, 20211116)

Deputy Governor:
Muhammad Zaher Wahdat Abdul Zahir Wahdat Mohammad Zahir Wahdat (20091119, 20110926, 2013117), survived a suicide attack unhurt in his armored vehicle (2013117, 20140807)
Hasib Quraishi  (20171221)
Bashir Tawhidi, deputy governor of the province and a close aide to Atta Noor )20180101)
Shujauddin Shuja
Noorul Huda (20211107)
Governor’s house chief of staff:
Qais Mehrain (20160115)

Spokesman for Balkh’s governor: 
Munir Farhad Munir Ahmad Farhad (20110110, 20150905, 20171011, 20180516, 20200104)

Head of the Virtue and Vice Department in Balkh province:
Mawlavi Sardar Mohammad Haidari (20211116)
Department of provincial Information and Culture Director:
Saleh Mohammad Khaliq (20111013)
Zabiullah Norani, Mawlavi Zabihullah Norani, Mawlawi Zabihullah Noorani (20211019)

Department of the Haj and Religious Affairs Head:
Mullah Abdul Hanan Hamed, acting head (20110413)

Balkh Provincial Counternarcotics Departmen Head:
Farid Mohammad Azizi Ajizi acting head (20110822)

Provincial Energy and Water Director:
Eng. Nasir (20110901)

Balkh Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs:
Abdul Saboor Qadri Saboor Qaderi (20120116, 20120905)
Syed Massoud Qaderi (20201204)

Agricultural Department Head:
Kabit Shams (20120209)

Department of Labor and Social Affairs Director:
Mrs. Gulalai Hotak (20130119) fined in graft case

Women affairs director:
Mrs. Fariba Majid (20080716, 20110417, 20130208) applied for asylum in Finland (20130208)
Mrs. Rabia Muradi (20131223)
Mrs. Shahla Hadid (20180407)

High Peace chief for Balkh:
Haji Akhtar Mohammad Ibrahimkhel (20120713)
Department of Public Health:
Mirwais Rabi (2012, 20160417, 20170514)
Dr. Mairwais Rabee  Dr. Mirwais Rabea (20190508)
Ghawsuddin Anwari, acting head of the Balkh health directorate (20210101)
Dr Gul Ahmad Ayubi, acting director of Public Health in Balkh (20210613)
Mawlavi Sheikh Mir Saddam (20210800-20220111)
Dr. Najibullah Tawana, Head of Balkh public health to the doctors and staff of the Department (20220112)
Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development:
Eng. Basit Aini (2012)
Department of Public Works:
Eng. Enayatullah (2012)
AIHRC Director:
Mrs. Fawzia Nawabi (20130413)
Director fuel and gas:
Arian Muradi (201802, 20180304)
Director Urban Development and Land Department (UDLD): 
Eng. Sher Shah Hotak (20210119)
Director of Balkh Education Department:
Aliullah Amiri (20210808)
Mawlavi Abdul Jalil Shahidkhel, Abdul Jalil Shaheedkhil, director of education in Balkh (20211114, 20220503)

2. Previous Function:
Provincial Governor Balkh (20210916)

3. Biodata:
Mawlawi Qudratullah Hamza led the capture of Mazari Sharif in September 2021. In both western and northern Afghanistan, which feature large non-Pashtun populations, the Taliban insurgency tried to expand across ethnic groups with some success.

The thousands of non-Pashtun Taliban in these regions include the Tajik commander Abu Hamza Qudratullah, who led the capture of Mazari Sharif, and the Uzbek commander Salahuddin Ayubi, who co-led the takeover of Kabul.

Last Modified 2022-05-04
Established 2021-08-31