Afghan Biographies

Alokozay, Nazifullah

Name Alokozay, Nazifullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Mehtarlam Mayor Laghman Province
History and Biodata

1. Former Mayors of Mihtarlam Mehtarlam Mehtralam:
Mohammad Rahim ( 20090504) killed along with three bodyguards
Abdullah Niazai Niazi (20110522)
Nazifullah Alokozay (20210221)

2. Previous Function:
Mehtarlam Mayor Laghman Province (20210221)

3. Biodata:
Provincial Governor of Laghman Yarmal had removed 14 employees of the Mehtarlam municipality to “curb corruption and remove some who had been co-opted by the mafia”. The officials, some of whom had been serving as civil servants for up to ten years, including the Nazifullah Alokozai, the mayor of Mehtarlam city, were linked to Laghman MP and political heavyweight Engineer Muhammad Halim Qarar. According to local sources, this had infuriated MP Engineer Qarar, who supported President Ghani in the most recent election. After appealing unsuccessfully to Yarmal, Qarar gathered his supporters and staged protests against him. Yarmal was replaced on 15 June 2021 after serving a year as provincial governor of Laghman.

Last Modified 2021-08-05
Established 2011-05-29