Afghan Biographies

Begzad, Ahmad Faisal

Name Begzad, Ahmad Faisal
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Governor
History and Biodata

2.Previous Functions:
Provincial Governor Faryab (20120813 -20120919)
Provincial Governor Takhar (20120920-20130708)
Provincial Governor Badakhshan (20151026, 20170512, 20180424)

3. Biodata Ahmad Faisal Begzad Ahmad Beig:
Ahmad Faisal Begzad Ahmad Faisal Beghzad is a resident of Khatayan village of Taloqan. He is a former Maj Gen and a Tajik Takhari and former Jamiat commander close to Vice President Marshal Fahim.

According to a commission’s report, Ahmad Faisal Begzad of Takhar province failed to respond to the president’s directive to stop what the report called illegal taxation schemes. The commission recommended his removal. “Extortion continues in Takhar, and government agents are beating and taking money from drivers in the name of the municipality,” the report states. “Similarly, the head of the Takhar office of the Ministry of Mines was collecting money from the drivers who were transporting sand, stone and clay.”
Begzad denied the existence any illegal revenue collection in the province but said two forms of “minor taxation” had existed there: one that funded a municipal office in Taloqan, the other a road tax paid to the country’s Ministry of Finance. He said both had been shut down. He wasn’t aware of the recommendation that he be fired, he added. “Before the delegation from the palace arrived in Takhar, we heard about the president’s decree,” Begzad said. “Three days before the arrival of the delegation, we removed all types of taxation in Takhar.” (20121211)
Supporters of General Abdul Rashid Dostum staged a demonstration in Takhar province and called for the dismissal of the Provincial Governor. It is said that three people were injured during the demonstration.(20130625) 29 June 2013, Uzbek people from all over Takhar were demonstrating in the provincial capital, Taloqan. Up to 3000 marched against Governor Ahmad Faisal Begzad, a Tajik Takhari, former Jamiat commander close to Vice President Marshal Fahim, after he supported the dismissal of another Jamiati, but ethnic Uzbek, police commander, Khair Muhammad Timor. The protestors demanded Timor’s reinstatement. What they got – the dismissal of the governor – probably surprised even the demonstrators themselves. Begzad was dismissed 20130708.

He speaks Dari.


Last Modified 2019-09-07
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