Afghan Biographies

Fidai, Mohammad Halim Haleem Fedai Fidayee

Name Fidai, Mohammad Halim Haleem Fedai Fidayee
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1970
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Khost
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors Khost:
Abdul Hakim Taniwal (20020329),
Merabuddin, Mirabuddin, Pathan (Pattan, Patan) (2004),
Arsala Jamal (20060726,
Engineer Hameedullah Hamidullah Qalandarzai (20090319),
Abdul Jabbar Naeemi (20100408 -20150606)
Hukam Khan Habibi (20150609, 20160216, 20170703, 20181227)
Ghazi Nawaz Tanai is Dr. Abdullah "appointed" governor (20200223)

Mohammad Abdul Halim Fedai (20181227, 20190101, 2020422)

Deputy Governor:
Tahir Khan Sabari Sabiri (20100105),
Abdul Wahid Patan (20150513, 20150606)

Governor's spokesman:
Mubarez Zadran Mobariz Zadran (20110909, 20160605)
Talib Mangal Talib Khan Mangal (20180930, 20190111, 20200303)

Head of provincial health department:
Dr Amin Badshah Ahmadzai (20090325)
Hidayatullah Hamidi (20110921)
Dr. Amir Badshah Mangal (20120421)
Mohammad Hashim Sayedi (20160210)

Director of public works and social affairs:
Mamoor Shah (20110120),
Mohammad Kamal Zadran (20130601)
Engineer Mamur Shah (20150513, 2017)
Eng. Hameed Shah had replaced Mamorshah removal (2018)

Povincial director of information and culture department:
Mohammad Amin Shah (20100805) 

Natural Disaster Management Authority Director:
Eng. Akbar (20110914) 

Provincial transport department director:
Gul Rahim Shah was detained along with his brother and son for alleged links with Taliban (20120205)
Urban Development Director:
Eng. Yousaf (20130331)
Khost Hajj and Islamic Affairs director:
Maulvi Izharuddin (2003, 20180930)  erformed the annual hajj pilgrimage every year except 2018  with 10 to 14 officials of his department and some ulema and all their expenses were paid from the government budget.
Kuchis affairs director:
Atta Mohammad Qanay (a former Paktia Teachers Training Center head) was introduced to the attorney’s office over alleged administrative corruption (20190111)

More than 100,000 Afghans from Khost work in the UAE and the expatriates have expressed the wish of having an airport in their province as they could directly travel to Khost from UAE without landing in Kabul.(20180409)

2. Previous Functions Mohammad Halim Fidai Fedai Fedayee:
14 years with international not-for profit and for-profit organizations mostly American NGOs,
Founding President of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Afghanistan for 18 month,
Governor Maidan Wardak (20080724 - 20120919)
Provincial Governor Logar (20150519-20180216)
Provincial Governor Khost (20181227)

3. Biodata:
fedai_halim-fidaiMohammad Abdul Halim Fidai Halim Fedayee was born on December 28, 1970 in Sultani Village, Sharan district of Paktika Province. He is married and has four children. Fidai holds a master degree in public relations, media and communication as well as degree in educational science and a 3-year diploma in English language. He has received over 50 trainings both in home and aboard in management, leadership and communication areas. Kilid says Fidai has links to Gulbuddin Hekmatyars party.

Fidai has worked for over 14 years with international not-for profit and for-profit organizations mostly American NGOs delivering services in the areas of Education, Emergency, Relief, Development, Civil Society, Human Rights, Women Empowerment and Public Administration. He has extensive experience in management, administration and development areas. Fidai has also been the founding President of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Afghanistan for 18 months.

He has remained as the editor, reporter and journalist during his work with various Afghan media organization as well. Fidai enjoys strong relations with the population from all parts of the country and with the international community working in Afghanistan.

Fidai’s native language is Pashto, however, he can speak and write Dari, Arabic, Urdu and English fluently. He has widely traveled to the countries of Central Asia, South Asia, Europe and Middle East. Fidai has been the member of the following networks: Central Euroasia Leadership Academy (CELA), Center of Coordination of Civil Society Organizations, Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association, Paktika Social and Developmental Society, Pajhwok Afghan News Agency, and other adhoc networks.

Syedabad district, has recently emerged as one of the most vulnerable districts of Wardak province. Also in the same district, the governor Mohammad Halim Fidaee escaped an attempt on life February 2010. Four ANA soldiers lost their lives as a result of the explosion targeting the governor.

Governor Halim Fedayee escaped unhurt in a bomb attack which occurred near his office around 10:00 a.m. April 21, 2020, his spokesman said.

He is a member of President Ashraf Ghani‘s  Change and Continuity team.

Fedai was appointed Provincial Governor of Khost Dec 27, 2018.

Last Modified 2020-04-22
Established 2009-10-11