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 Paktia
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Bacha Khan Zadran (2001-2002),
Taj Mohammad Wardak (2002-2002),
Raz Mohammed Dalili (2002-2004),
Asadullah Wafa (2004-2005),
Abdul Hakim Taniwal (assassinated 200609),
Rahmatullah Rahmat (20061115),
Juma Khan Hamdard (20071231-20150402)
Nasratullah Arsala (20150519-20161123)
Maj Gen Zalmai Weesa (20161124-20170605)
Shamim Katawazai (20170605)
Muhammad Halim Fedayi (20200707)

Deputy Governor:
Abdul Rahman Mangal (20110103)
Sahi Abdul WaliAbdul Wali Sahee Abdul Wali Sahi, Abdul Wali Sehi, (see picture left) born 1960, community leader in Khamdan Qalacha, he was an unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga 2005 Candidate (20130828, 20171017)

Spokesman for the Governor:
Hashmatullah Yosufi (20110127),
Roohullah Samoon Rohullah Samon (20110413)a

Naqib Ahmad Atal (20160807)
Abdullah Hasrat (20171104)

Director of public works Department:
Abdullah Durani Eng. Abdullah Durrani (20110519, 20131115)

Director of Woman's Affairs Department:
Haleema Khazan (20110724)
Khawar Amiri? (20111130)

Director of public Health Department:
Mohammad Nader Noori (20110714)
Dr. Khan Agha Miakhel (20120328)

Director of the disaster preparedness department:
Sayed Ali Shah (20111011)

Director of Counternarcotics Department:
Dr. Hafizullah Ahmadzai was arrested along with his two sons in a night raid (20111216). He was released 20111219.

Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director:
Sultan Hussain Abbasyar (20120910)


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, 20200706)

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 2020-11-27
Established 2009-10-11