Akhbar, Muhammad Zahir Lt Gen
|Name||Akhbar, Muhammad Zahir Lt Gen|
|Date of birth||1964|
|Function/Grade||Security Advisor for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdul|
|History and Biodata||
President NOC: Muhammad Zahir Aghbar (20110417)
2. Previous Functions:
Aghbar, the Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, rebuffed the allegations made by the Attorney-General’s Office accusing him of misusing power (20110620).
Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) Acting President Mahmod Hanif has called upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Council of Asia to recognise his position. In a letter sent to Pere Miró, the IOC’s deputy director general for relations with the Olympic Movement, Hanif claimed the A-NOC is "really surprised" that its General Assembly decision to elect him as acting President - taken in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat on the sidelines of the 2015 OCA General Assembly - has so been ignored.
Archery, basketball, buzkashi, canoeing and rowing and chess back Hanif. But Zahir Aghbar is being backed as A-NOC President by the IOC and OCA. "As General Aghbar's election was with violation of the AFG-NOC statutes and the National Federations’ right to participate in AFG-NOC General Assemblies, the Olympic Movement in Afghanistan got worse when General Aghbar started creating parallel federations for the ones which didn’t support him in his election," he wrote in letter, seen by insidethegames.
"However, with due to respect to the decision taken in Turkmenistan (Sideline of OCA Session 2015) and the consequences of General Aghbar’s election till Rio 2016, the legitimate AFG-NOC General Assembly was called by the members and they elected Mahmod Hanif as the caretaker of the AFG-NOC to do the necessary preparation for a transparent election after Rio 2016."(20170222)