Afghan Biographies

Jurm District Badakshan Province

Name Jurm District Badakshan Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief Taliban Shadow Dist Chi
History and Biodata

District Chief:
Daulat Muhammad Khawri (20100831),
Jabar Musadiq (20130311)
Noor Aqa Nadiri (20140722)

District Police Chief:
Col. Habibullah Farooqi Faruqi Faroghi (1999)
Col. Mirza Karim (20100831)
Col. Amanullah (20110303)
Shaqar Khan (20150915)
Mohammad Amin (20151121)

Taliban Shadow district governor chief:
Qari Wasel (201106, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20150915)

The district capital is a town named Jurm. The district is located near the center of the province and is home to approximately 3,000 residents, making it one of the most sparsely populated portions of the province. The highest point of the Afghan Hindu Kush is located in Jurm District - at 6729 meters altitude.

Local officials in Badakhshan province said that militants were controlling only two areas in Jurm district.(20140127) In the past three years 2013-2015, the Taliban have gained control of about 70 percent of the Jurm district, which is home to more than 35,000 people. There are several reasons for that, including the presence of lapis lazuli mines that have at times been a focal point of fighting. The remote province’s mountainous terrain and limited road network have made it difficult for the Afghan military to respond quickly to Taliban attacks. In the past two years, the Taliban have on at least three occasions overrun a district center in Badakhshan, before being fought off or quickly retreating.



Last Modified 2015-11-23
Established 2010-09-01