Afghan Biographies

Hayat, Hayatullah

Name Hayat, Hayatullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1974
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Helmand
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Mullah Sher Muhammad Akhundzada,
Engineer Mohammad Daud (2006),
Assadullah Wafa (2008),
Ghulabuddin Gulab Mangal (2008 - 20120919)
Maj Gen Mohammad Naeem Baloch (20120920, 20130607-20150800)
Gen Mirza Khan Rahimi (20150900-20160331)
Hayatullah Hayat (20160407-)

Deputy Governor:
Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal Satar Mir Zakwal (20090416), fired for "disgracing national traditional values" (20110326)
Ahmad Massoud Bakhtawar Masoud Bakhtawer was badly wounded in a complex attack, which took place in Gereshk district where Afghan forces will shortly be in control.(20130501)
Mohammad Jan Rasoul Yar Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar, (20141227, 20151220, 20160123 fired))
Mirza Khan Rahimi (20151221, 20160331 suspended, resigned)
Mujahidullah Sipari (20180318)

Governor's House Chief of Staff:
Mohammad Lal Ahmadi (20111026)
Ahmad Farid Faizi (20140328)

Security Adviser to the Governor:
Abdul Wali Shamsi (20110814)

Governor's spokesman:
Muhammad Daud Ahmadi (20110124),
Omar Zwak (20130831, 20140822, 20150103, 20160605, 20171013) Omar Zwak was wounded in a car bomb attack. Zwak was in his office at the time and has been hospitalized.(20150318)
Abdul Salam Afghan (20171023)

Helmand education director:
Abdul Matin Jaffar (20151119)
Helmand Education Director Qudratullah Yaqubi (20170720)
Deputy education director:
Mohammad Wali Sarhadi (20111114)
Mohammad Nasim Sapi (20130630)

Director of labor and social affairs:
Muhammad Nadir Watanwal (20120215)

Director of the refugees and returnees department in Helmand:
Ghulam Farouq Noorzai (20101229)

Public Works Department Director:
Abdul Qader Nusrat (20110617)

Provincial Traffic Department Director:
Abdul Rahman Azizi (20110617)
Abdul Ghafoor Tokhi, head of the provincial transportation department (20160621)

Provincial Telecommunication Director:
Fazil Mohammad Sapi (20110324)

Information and Culture Director:
Ali Shah Mazlumyar (20111119)
Provincial mines department head:
Esmatullah Shams (20131211)

Taliban's shadow deputy governor of Helmand Province:
Hafiz Nasrullah (20100104),
Deputy security chief for Helmand (City?):
Mohammad Wais Samimi; before: Mohd. Wais SAMIMI, Operation Manager/Helmand 707 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20140902)

2. Previous Functions:
Country Director for Danish De-mining Group (DDG)
UN Mine Action Center as Regional Coordinator for the Western Region (1996 – 2000).  
Executive Director of the Organization for Social Development and Legal Rights (OSDLR)(2012)
Afghanistan's Civil Society Coordination Center (CSCC) spokesman (20120611)
Civil Society Coordination Center (CSCC) Head (20131028)
Judge Hayatullah Hayat is a Prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office and the President of the Afghan Prosecutor's Association APA President (20080618),
Provincial Governor Maidan Wardak (20150609, 20160130)
Provincial Governor Helmand (20160407)
3. Biodata:
Hayatullah Hayat lives in Kabul. Hayat belongs to Wazir Tattang area of Khogyani district. Hayat, a Pashtun, was born in 1974 in Khogyani district of Nangarhar. He holds a MBA in General Management from Preston University Islamabad, a BA in English from Peshawar University, and a BA in Political Science in Progress from Ariana University, Nangarhar. He works in Kabul as the Executive Director of the Organization for Social Development and Legal Rights (OSDLR) and Speaker of the Civil Society Coordination Center (CSCC). In the past he has worked as Country Director for Danish De-mining Group (DDG) and with the UN Mine Action Center as Regional Coordinator for the Western Region. He is working under the CSCC umbrella and has presented at several international conferences in India, Thailand, Pakistan, and at the 2006 London Conference in the UK. At the London Afghanistan Conference in December 2014, Hayatullah Hayat, as a member of the secretariat of the civil society joint working group, said pledges from both the international community and the Afghan government were promising. “But what we are emphasising is that we want these commitments to be in practice … we want the government, as soon as we go back, to put into practice all these things and we want the international community to support them,” said Hayat.(20141204)


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