Afghan Biographies

Andar District Ghazni Province

Name Andar District Ghazni Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief , District Police Chief, Education Director
History and Biodata

Andar district chief also called as Shelgar:
Mullah Muhammad Hakim (2005)
Sher Ahmed Haidar (20080609)
Abdul Rahim Disiwal (20081201) killed
Yousaf Siraji (20100518),
Shir Khan Yousufzai. Sher Khan Yusufi Sher Khan Yousafzai (20100723, 20110923, 20120531), resides in Ghazni City visits Andar only if accompanied by ISAF or Afghan Security.
Yousuf Sarhadi (20120529)
Muhammad Qasim Disiwal Mohammad Qasam Desiwal Mohammad Dasiwal Qasem Disiwal (20130404, 20130906, 20140106, 20150331)
Mullah Waliullah (2019)

also called as Shelgar District Andar District Education Director:
Taza Gul (20110511). The only government official able to function in Andar, district education director Taza Gul, does so because he has the Taliban's endorsement.

District Police Chief Andar District Ghazni Province:
Colonel Muhammad Nabi Patang (20100104), killed in a clash with Taliban 20100523.
Cap. Ramazan (20120910, 20130710 survived a bomb attack, but two of his colleagues were injured in the attack that took place near the governor’s house in Ghazni City (20120910)
The followers of Lotfullah Kamrani Lutfullah Kamran, the head of the arousers of Andar District of Ghazni, have blocked the Kabul-Kandahar Highway in Massoud Square of Ghazni City, and they asked the current police chief Ramazan to be removed and Engineer Lotfullah Kamrani should be appointed instead of him.(20130710)

What happens in Andar District is strategically important. It lies on the east-west road joining Ghazni city (37 kilometres away) to Paktika province and forms one of the ‘gateways’ to Ghazni’s provincial capital. The main Kabul-Kandahar highway also passes through the western part of the district; insurgent control makes this vital road vulnerable to closure. The district also hosts one of the most important madrassas in Afghanistan: Nur ul-Mudares has, for decades, served as the religious hub for the whole south and south-east of Afghanistan, supplying top-level mullahs, madrassa teachers and imams. Andar also retains its political significance because of the 2012 uprising. Six years ago, it was the bellwether for those who hoped popular uprisings would lead to a routing of the Taleban.

Andar district is almost entirely inhabited by Pashtuns, mainly belonging to the Andar tribe. There are also five villages inhabited by ethnic Tajiks: Nani, Tela Qala, Haji Qala, Mirai (the district centre), and Sarda. In the village of Sarda, there are about 200 Tajiks families, while the other villages have between ten and 15. In Nani and Tela Qala, some people speak Dari, but elsewhere residents only speak Pashto.

Andar district has been under partial Taleban rule since 2006/07 and complete rule since 2018.


Last Modified 2020-10-19
Established 2010-01-04