Afghan Biographies

Sharifi, Piraz Ata Brig Gen

Name Sharifi, Piraz Ata Brig Gen
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Chief bodyguard to Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Chief bodyguard to Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (20210815)
3. Biodata:
Brigadier General Piraz Ata had been a military officer for more than two decades and joined the presidential palace's security force in 2005, his salary paid by the U.S. government. In 2010 and beyond, he said, he underwent instruction from British Army personnel. By the start of 2021, the general was in charge of some 1,500 handpicked troops of the presidential security force.

Sharifi asserted that he had "a [CCTV] recording [from the palace] which shows that an individual at the Afghan Bank brought a lot of money to Ghani before he left" Afghanistan for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). "This money was supposed to be for the currency exchange market. Each Thursday, the dollars were brought for that purpose. Instead, it was taken by the president. Ghani knew in the end what would happen. So, he took all the money and escaped. I never thought he would do that. But I have the evidence which I will share when I am in a safe place," Sharifi vowed." (20211010)

Last Modified 2021-10-10
Established 2021-10-10