Afghan Biographies

Goshta District Nangahar Province

Name Goshta District Nangahar Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief ALP Commander
History and Biodata

District Chief:
Haji Habibullah (2005)
Naeem Khan Shinwari Naim Jan Shinwari (20090208) killed
Haji Syed Rahman Said Rahman  (20110203, 20111128)
Esa Khan Zhwak (20121027)
Abdul Basir Gulab (20200121)

District Police Chief:
Sayed Omar Pahlawan (20051116)

ALP commander of the district:
Col. Abdul Latif Behsudwal (20121027)

Precious and semi-precious stones are being illegally mined in Goshta district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, in an area along the Durand Line – the de facto border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Up to 50 metric tons of nephrite and chromite, semi-precious stones used in design tools for homes, are being illegally extracted from deposits in the Mama Khil area in Goshta district. Most of these extracted minerals are sent to Pakistan and China.

Six areas in Mamakhil village, which encompasses up to 80 deposits, have been illegally extracted for the past 15 years. 10 to 15 people are working at each of the deposits. Up to three trucks and 15 cars carry the extracted minerals to the center of Goshta every day. Each truck carries 11 tons, small trucks carry five tons and other cars carry 1.5 tons of the minerals each time they travel to the areas where the deposits are located. The drivers charge Afs 5,000 for each ton of the minerals.(20200328)

Last Modified 2020-03-28
Established 2011-02-03