Afghan Biographies

Qasim, Mohammad Khalid Mawlawi

Name Qasim, Mohammad Khalid Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Kunar
History and Biodata

1. Former Governor Kunar:
Sayed Mohammad Yusuf Shajan,
Said Fazal Akhbar Sayed Fazl Akbar Agha died (20200314),
Asadullah Wafa,
Hajji Mohammad Shalizai Didar, -- aka Qomandan (Commander), (20060727),
Sayed Syed Fazlullah Wahidi Fazal Ullah Wahidi Waheedi, (20071118 - 20130703),
Shujaul Mulk Jalala Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalaala (20130715-20150518)
Wahidullah Kalimzai (20150519, 20170317-20180601)
Hashmatullah Rahimi acting (2019)
Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal (20200708)
Muhammad Eqbal Said (20200719)
Haji Mohammad Usman Turabi (20210917)
Mawlavi Mohammad Khalid Qasim (20210920)

Deputy Governor:
Mohammad Amin Tokhi (20120829)
Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi Qazi Muhammad Nabi (20130715, 20180106) was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in the Peshawar in October 2017, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it's unclear who abducted him. Ahmadi is a member of the Hezb-e-Islami party of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. He has been freed in Jan 2018. His brother, Habibullah, who was also abducted, remains missing. The family has been approached for ransom, but it's unclear whether any has been paid.(20180106)
Gul Mohammad Baidar (20200424)
Abdullah (20211107)
Assistant Deputy / Social Deputy:
Mrs. Breshan Sherzai (20201206)

Governor's Spokesman:
Wasefullah Wasefi (20120103)
Abdul Ghani Musamem Abdul Ghani Musamim Abdul Ghani Mosamim (20141221, 20181001, 20200703)

Director of Education:
Syed Jamaluddin Hassani Husani (20110829)
Deputy of the Education Department of Kunar Province:
Abdul Qahar (20150211)

Director of provincial Health Department:
Asadullah Fazli Assadullah (20100908),
Dr. Aziz-ul-Rehman Sapi Dr Aziz ur-Rahman Safi (20201221, 20210613)

Kunar civil Hospital director:
Dr. Farooq Sahak (20100910, 201206219),

Director of Irrigation:
Eng. Rashid Zalmay (20120319)

Counternarcotics chief:
Mohammad Idris Sapi (20120516)

Background Kunar Province:

Kunar is the only Pashtun dominated province in the east. The Safi tribe is the largest, but there are also Shinwari, Mohmand, Salarzai, Mamund (part of the Tarkanri or “Bajawuri” confederacy), Meshwanai, Yusufzai and Alekozai. Smaller non-Pashtun groups include the Pashayi – a distinct ethno-linguistic group – in its mountainous parts, particularly the Korengal, Chelas and Shurik valleys, and minorities of Nuristanis (in Naray district) as well as Gujar. 

The population largely follows Salafism, an fundamentalist offshoot of Sunni Islam. Salafism spread into this remote province in the last decade of the 19th century through mullahs sent by Amir Abdul Rahman, after his troops conquered the area of what used to be called Kafiristan and today is northern Kunar and Nuristan and converted the small, non-Muslim groups inhabiting the area (called Kafirs, “unbelievers”) to Islam. Thus, Kafiristan became Nuristan, the “land of light” (the light of Islam). It received another boost in the 1980s when, during the struggle against the Soviet invaders, Kunar’s Salafis obtained significant financial support from Saudi Arabia because of the shared religious belief.

2. Previous Function:
Doha talks member (20210912)

Provincial Governor Kunar (20210920)


3. Biotada:
Mawlavi Mohammad Qasim was born 1971 and hails from Faiz Abad district of Jawzjan province. He has received a religious education and has worked for Taliban in the northern Afghanistan.

Last Modified 2021-11-08
Established 2021-10-21