Mir Amanullah Guzar
2. Previous Functions:
Commander of Division Eight
Commander of the Northern Highway Patrol
Security Advisor to President Hamid Karzai,
Police Chief of Kabul
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Kabul
Wolesi Jirga Member 2018 MNA MP Kabul
Amanullah Guzar, s/o Mir Abdullah, a ethnic Tajik, was born 1964 in a rural-based family in Guzar village, situated in Shakardareh district north of Kabul province. Guzar did not receive higher education, and when he was 18 joined the mujahideen to fight the Soviets. During the jihad against the Soviets, Guzar fought on behalf of Burhanuddin Rabbani’s Jamiat Islami party; at this time, Guzar was not yet considered an important leader. Yet when the Taliban captured Kabul in 1996, Guzar fought well on the frontline in his own village against the Taliban. His fighting led Northern Alliance military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud to appoint him as the commander of Alliance forces north of Kabul, according to a former Jamiat Islami commander. According to General Saleh Rigestani, who recounted the history of Guzar’s commanding since 1996, Guzar was a very combative commander until the ouster of the Taliban; he was one of the senior commanders of Northern Alliance forces.
Since the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001, Guzar has worked in the Afghan National Police. At first, during the interim and transitional state of Afghanistan, he was appointed as the 8th Division Commander. Then, Guzar assumed the post of commander of the northern highway patrol (pz.rawa.org, June 5). Overall, Guzar is considered to be an effective leader for securing Kabul. According to Mutahar, “Guzar can control Kabul well because he is aware of everybody in this city and is native to the area. He is well aware of the places where anti-government elements are active in the capital.” Furthermore, Rigestani explained that Guzar has been a serious and accountable mujahid during the 20 years that he has known him. He said, “The majority of the Kabul population is from the north and Amanullah Guzar knows how to deal with them. He can have success in his current post.”
He was a main commander of Shomali Plains front during resistance to theTaliban. There is evidence that he commands an illegal militia. He is nvolved in drug smuggling andother criminal activities (possibly providingarmed escorts for drug transport). Has extorted bribes. He had distributed illegally confiscatedland to relatives and supporters. Implicated in attacks on Canadian ISAF units in the Kabul area in 2003-04. Allegedly involved in theabduction of three international UN workersafter the Presidential election. (MOI sourcesand others involved in the case at the time confirm Guzar as "ringleader" of the abduction.)(cable 532 US-Embassy Kabul 20060706)
Mir Amanullah Guzar bagged 5th most votes during Wolesi Jirga Election 2010 in Kabul.
Commission (2012): None.
There are six Wolesi Jirga Members whose active membership in the parliament was to be put on hold for two month because absenteeism of 21 days. Lawmakers suspended are the following: Amanullah Guzar from Kabul, Farishta Anwari from Nimroz, Muhammad Ishaaq Rahguzar from Balkh, Ezatullah Atif from Kabul, Faridoon Momand from Nangarhar, and Alam Khan Azadi from Balkh.(20160515)
Hairatan Port (Balkh province) Border Police commissar Habibullah Guzar is the son of Parwan lawmaker Amanullah Guzar . (20180917)
Mir Amanullah Guzar received 6,250 votes in 2018 Wolesi Jirga election and got a seat in WJ 2018.
He is married and has five sons and seven daughters.
He speaks Dari.