Afghan Biographies

Jahan, Mohammad Arif Shah Dr.

Name Jahan, Mohammad Arif Shah Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1952
Function/Grade Provincial Governor Ghazni
History and Biodata

Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan Noori
Phone: 0796544223

1. Former Governors:
Taj Mohammad aka: Qari Baba Haji Assadullah, Asadullah Khalid (2002)
General Haji Sher (Shir) Alam Ibrahimi (20050629-2006),
Mirabudin Patan (Pathan, Pattan, lived 25 J. in USA) (20060919)
Faizanullah Faizan (20070919)
Sharif Khosti (20080303)
Dr. Muhammad Usman, aka Eng. Osman Osmani (20080531 - 20100300)
Musa Khan Akbarzada Ahmadzai (20100513 -20150902)
Aminullah Hamimi (20150903)
Abdul Karim Matin (20160731-20180216)
Dr. Shah Jahan Noori (20180217)

Deputy Governors Ghazni:
Muhammad Kazim Allahyar Alayar Muhammad Kazimullah Yaar , also a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (20091205). A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, Mohammad Kazim Allahyar, his son and two bodyguards who were in the same car (20100928).
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi (20120706, 20130105, 20140903, 20150803) was on his way from Ghazni province to capital Kabul when he was abducted by militants.(20140903)

Governor's spokesman:
Saifullah Maftoon (20120102)
Fazl Mohammad Sabawoon (20120902)
Shafeeq Nang Shafiq Nang Shafiqullah Nang (20140320, 20140825)
Jawed Salangi, a spokesman for the Ghazni governor (20160509)
Mohammad Arif Noori (20171207, 20180121)

Director of Women’s Affairs
Shukria Wali (20121017)

Provincial Department of Public Health Director:
Dr. Zia Gul Asfandi Zia Gul Asphandi  (20101028, 20150104)

Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director:
Sultan Hussain Abbasyar Sultan Hussein Yar (20110923, 20140312)

Provincial Department of Education Director:
Hosni Mubarak Azizi Husni Mubarak Azizi (20101216, 20110823)
Ihsanullah Nashir Ehsanullah Nasher (20120228, 20130616)
Mohammad Abid Abid Waisi (20131115, 20150729)
Deputy Director:
Zahooruddin (20130616)
Provincial Department of Public Works Director:
Mohammad Qurban (20110418)

Provincial Department  Director of Rural Development:
Sayed Baqir Sherzad (20110526)

Provincial Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Director:
Gholam Sanayee Mayel was recognized accused of bribery, embezzlement and other corruption and the attorney office had ordered his arrest,” head of attorney office, Sahar Gol said, adding that police couldn’t find Mayel at his office and house. He was in office 10 years. (20120329)
Sultan Hussain Abbasyar (20110923)

Provincial Department of Refugee Director :
Rayes Abdul Bari Rahimi (20110814)
Khaliqdad Ahmadi (20171207)

Natural Disaster Management Authority Chief:
Hafeezullah Gulistani Hafizullah Gulistani (20110923, 20130806)

Provincial Department of Information and Culture Director:
Hamidullah Sarwari (20110824, 20120706)

Water and Energy Director:
Eng. Jan Mohammad (20120102)
Provincial director of Hajj and Islamic Affairs:
Fazl Ahmad Qazizada
Qazi Fazal Ahmad (20130811, 20140903) Qazir Fazl Ahmad was executed by militants in central Maidan Wardak province.(20140906)

Provincial Traffic Department Director:
Mohammadullah Ahmad Abullah Ahmadi (20121215, 20130214)

Of 19 districts in Ghazni Province, only seven Districts 1.Jaghori, 2.Jaghato, 3.Waghaz, 4.Andar, 5.Nahor, 6.Qarabagh and 7. Ab-Band have their District chiefs present at district centers, while Ajiristan, Malistan, Gilan, Nawa, Muqur, Giro, Bahram Shahid, Wali Mohammad Shahid, Rashidan, Khwaja Omari, Zana Khan and Deh Yak districts have no chiefs so far.They have their offices in Ghazni City. (20160526)

2. Previous Functions:
Adviser National Security Council
National Directorate of Security (NDS) Ghazni Intelligence Department head (20090818, 20100313).
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Ghazni
National Directorate of Security NDS Deputy Director General for Support (20150604)
Provincial Governor Farah (20170324-20180125 resigned)
Provincial Governor Ghazni (20180217)

3. Biodata:
Jahan_Dr_ShahDr. Mohammad Aref Shah Jahan Arif Shah Jahan Mohammad Arif Shahjahan Noori, son of Ghulam Rassoul, was born in 1952 in Jaghtu district, Ghazni province. Jahan finished his primary and secondary education in 1972 at the Habibia High School of Kabul. In 1973 he enrolled at the Medical University of Nangarhar, where he received his bachelor’s degree in medical sciences in 1980. He was an adviser at the Security Council.

Jahan served as a surgical doctor in Ghazni Provincial Hospital for six months. He then joined the Mujahideen. He was a member of the jihad people’s council in Sebghatullah Mujaddadi’s government. In Burhanduddin Rabbani’s government, he was the head of the General Audit Department in the Ministry of Defense. He has served as a representative of Hezb-e-Harakat Islami Afghanistan party in the High Council of Government from 1991 until the fall of Rabbani’s government and the start of the civil war. After that, Jahan again joined the Mujahideen and then immigrated to the United States in 1997. He returned to Afghanistan in 2007 and was NDS Head for Ghazni province until 2008.

Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan ran for the second deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga aobtained  73 votes and failed to win the election.(20120211)

Shah Jahan said Afghan Taliban militants who attempted to kill American troops have been freed from prison without trial after bribing local officials in Ghazni City. The insurgents had paid off the corrupt officials with bribes worth thousands of dollars. The alleged payoffs were not part of a judicial process or a formal reconciliation deal. Jahan, who was until 2011 head of the country’s intelligence service in Ghazni, said there has been long-standing financial trade in prisoners. American officials later found, in at least one case, that sums of up to 600,000 Pakistani rupees (about $6,400) had changed hands to gain the release of the prisoners.(20120605)

Shots were heard during the protest which involved protesters moving toward the governor office of Shah Jehan. The protesters demanded ouster of the governor and other officials. At least seven people were injured in the violence. They were taken to hospital. Farah Governor Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan resigned over the deteriorating security situation in Farah Province, his spokesman Naser Mehri confirmed on 20180125.

He is married.


He speaks Dari, Pashto and English.

Last Modified 2018-03-06
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