Afghan Biographies

Haji Mali Khan

Name Haji Mali Khan
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Logar Loghar
History and Biodata

1. Former Provincial Governor of Logar Loghar:
Dr. Fazlullah Mojadiid (2001-2004)
Mohammad Aman Hamimi (2004-2005),
Eng. Sayed Abdul Karim Hashimi (2005-20070210),
Abdullah Wardak (200707, killed 20080913),
Lt Gen. Attiqullah Ludin (20081023-20120403),
Mohammad Tahir Sabri (20120403- 20120919 )
Mohammad Iqbal Aziz (20120920-120130417)
Arsala Jamal killed (20130418 - 20131015)
Mohammad Halim Fidaee ? (20131028)
Haji Mohammad Niaz Amiri, Niyaz (20131202-)
Mohammad Halim Fidai (20150519-20180216)
Anwar Khan Ishaqzai Muhammad Anwar Eshaqzai (20180204, 20190120, 20200513)
Muhammad Ajmal Shahpur (20200513)
Abdul Qayyum Rahimi (20210215, 20210323)
Haji Mali Khan (20211107)
Deputy Governor Logar:
Shujauddin Shuja Shuja Udddin (20100211),
Mohammad Hashim Faizi (20130425)
Qamaruddin Shekep Qamaruddin Shakib (20151208, 20180426) killed in a Taliban ambush in Mohammad Agha District (20180426)
Mrs. Rabia Stanakzai Rabea Stanakzai (20200709)
Inamullah (20211107)

Governor's Spokesperson:
Din Mohammad Darwish, Deen Mohammad Darwish (20110605, 20120622, 20140821, 20150806)
Shahpoor Ahmadzai(20170803)
Salim Saleh, governor’s spokesman (20171025, 20180406)
Shamshad Larawi (20180806)

Provincial Health Director:
Dr. Mohammad Zarif Nayeb Khil, Mohammad Zarif Nayebkhail Zarif Naibkhail Dr. Zarif Nayebkhail (20111202, 20120310, 20130727, 20140103)
Dr Rasul Gul Samar (202100613)

Department of Education Director:
Abdul Matin Jafar (20110605)
Shapoor Arab (20171015)
Wazir Gul Momand(2090708

Provincial Agriculture Director:
Mohammad Homayun (20111030)

Public Works Director:
Abdul Ahad Haqbin (20120107)

Logar women affairs director:
Mrs. Zuhra Ahmadzai (20111117)
Mrs. Raisa Shema (20131203)

Chairman of Hajj and Endowment:
Mawlavi Ghulam Rasool (20120825) came under attack by two motorcyclists in the bazaar of Waghjan of Mohammad Agha District and was killed (20120826)
Acting Hajj and Auqaf director Maulvi Ghulam Rasul Kamran was killed in Mohammad Agha District when three attackers on motorcyclists opened fire at him (20120826)
Chief prosecutor:
Mohammad Akram Nijat (20160605)
Provincial Information and Culture Director:
Mohammad Shafiq Popal(20170411)
Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department Director:
Ashiqullah Ikhlasyar (20210809)

2. Former Function:
Provincoal Governor Logar

2. Biodate:
Haji Mail 
Khan is an uncle of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban’s current Minister of Interior and deputy emir who also leads the Al Qaeda and Pakistan-linked Haqqani network. Sirajuddin Haqqani is arguably the most powerful and influential Taliban leader and has also been described by the United Nations Sanction and Monitoring Team as “an Al Qaeda Leader.”  Khan is also the brother-in-law of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the deceased founder and patriarch of the Haqqani Network who helped Osama bin Laden return to Afghanistan in 1996 and was a key figure in cementing Al Qaeda and Taliban ties. Khan was was captures by the U.S. milizatry in Sept. 2011 during a raid in the district of Musa Khel, a Haqqani Network stronghold in Khost province. After his capture, the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, then NATO’s command in Afghanistan, described Khan as “one of the highest ranking members of the Haqqani Network and a revered elder of the Haqqani clan.” Khan “worked directly under Siraj Haqqani,” who at the time of his capture was the the operational commander of the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network as well as the head of the Taliban’s Miramshah Shura, of the group’s key regional commands, ISAF noted in 2011. Jalaluddin Haqqani “consistently placed Mali Khan in positions of high importance,” ISAF said, which also described him as a “top commander in Afghanistan.” Khan “managed bases and had oversight of operations in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.” In the year before he was captured, Khan established bases for Haqqani Network fighters in the Mangal tribal areas of Paktia province. He also facilitated the movement of Taliban and allied jihadist forces from Pakistan to Afghanistan, financed terrorist operations, and served as a logistics coordinator. One of Khan’s duties included acting as an “an emissary between the late Baitullah Mehsud and senior leaders within the Haqqani leadership.” Baitullah led the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan before he was killed in a U.S. Predator airstrike in Aug. 2009. Baitullah received advice and direction from Al Qaeda when forming the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. More than eight years after his capture by U.S. forces, Khan was freed by the Afghan government in Nov. 2019 along with two other senior Haqqani Network leaders: Anas Haqqani, Sirajuddin’s brother and a key leader, and Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari, who served as the Taliban’s military commander in southeastern Afghanistan. Both Anas and Omar were detailned in Oct.2014 while traveling in the Persian Gulf. The three Haqqani leaders were freed in exchange for American University of Afghanistan professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks, who were kidnapped by the Haqqani Network in Kabul in Aug. 2016. Khan is one of several key Haqqani Network leaders to be appointed to top level posts in the Taliban’s new government. In addition to Sirajuddin, who is the minister of interior, Khalil al Rahman Haqqani is the minister of refugees, Mullah Taj Mir Jawad is the first deputy of intelligence, and Mohammad Nabi Omari, who is the governor of Khost.

Last Modified 2021-11-08
Established 2021-11-08