Afghan Biographies

Baloch, Mohammad Naeem Gen

Name Baloch, Mohammad Naeem Gen
Ethnic backgr. Baloch
Date of birth 1951
Function/Grade Ex Governor
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions Gen Naeem Baloch Mohammad Naem Balooch:

1975: graduated as second lieutenant and carried out duty as weapon facilities officer in eight Brigades until 1978 August 27th

after that abandoned the formal duty and begian jihad and stood in the same field until 1991.

1991: carried out duty as police commander for Nimroz province.

proceeded to the completion ground. (1995-2001)
NDS director for Nimrooz, Ghoor and Helmand provinces.
From (2002-2009)

Deputy Director national security Directorate (2009 to 2011)
Chairman of Bord high public function for national security Directorate (2011-2012 October)
Provincial Governor Helmand (20120920, 20130607-2015)

3. Biodata:

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Naeem Balouch, son of Habibullah, grandfather name Shah Dost,  was born in Zaranj city of Nimroz province in 1951.
He got primary education in Nimroz and had gotten his BA from the military academy. After being graduated as lieutenant, Naeem worked at eight military division until 1978. Later he ended his job and started his struggle against the soviet occupation.

He acted as police chief of Nimroz between 1992 to 1995. He fought against the Taliban 1995 till 2001. He also worked as intelligence chief of Nimroz, Ghor and Helmand provinces from 2002 to 2009.

Balouch worked as operational deputy at National Directorate of Security (NDS) from 2009 to 2011, as director for the high board of regulations at NDS from 2011 to 2012.

He is governor of Helmand since 2012 until now and he has the membership of Itihad-i-Islami party during Jihad and was a general commander of the party for Nimroz, Farah and Herat provinces. General Naeem Baloch has great working experience and efficiency in administrative affairs and had therefore  been appointed as Provincial Governor of Helmand. He was a Jihadi commander during the 1980s and has previously served as Provincial Intelligence (NDS) chief of Helmand Province.

According to reports of a security official provincial governor Gen. Mohammad Naim Baloch and provincial security chief Abdul Nabi Elham escaped a life attempt attack in Helmand province. They were on their way to attend a session which was attended by a number of foreign ambassadors along with Zerar Ahmad Muqbil Afghan counter-narcotics minister.(20121120)

Major General Naeem Baloch emerged as the “master handler” of the Afghan intelligence service operatives in Balochistan with Maj General Momin as his key lieutenant to advance subversion in the volatile province, security agencies sources told The Nation yesterday.
Six operatives of Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) including a serving army lieutenant had been captured by country’s premier security service Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in different catch operations in Balochistan.
In a press conference addressed by Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti five days back, confessional video statements of the six had also been aired in which the captured admitted getting instructions from two serving major generals of Afghan Army and a retired major general, Sayed Mallok.
More members of the General Naeem Baloch’s spy ring were caught in fresh operations by the ISI. The new catch includes only NDS agents of Afghan origin though none of them is of officer’s rank.
Sleeper units connected with the fresh bust are likely to be neutralised soon, said the security agencies sources.
The NDS agents used Afghan refugee camps and vicinities as cover to advance their subversive operations on Pakistani soil. They were coordinating with operatives of Indian intelligence service RAW in operations aimed at destroying the projects connected with CPEC, added the security agencies sources.
The first base of anti-Pakistan operations is Helmand province while a forward base is neighbouring Kandahar province of Afghanistan according to the disclosures of the captured, they added.
Major General Naeem Baloch, the longest serving NDS officer, emerged as the head of the “offensive intelligence operations” in Balochistan. He continued the operations even when he was made governor of Helmand province.
The key handler of operations from forward base of Kandahar is Major General Abdul Raziq Achakzai, the police chief of the province, who served in the NDS as regional commander.
Major General Momin, who was also a regional commander of the Afghan intelligence service, emerged as the key lieutenant of General Naeem Baloch.
General Mallok, who commanded 215th Maiwand Corps in Helmand province, had the task to train the NDS agents to launch subversion including bombings, assassinations and targeted kidnappings, according to the disclosures of the Afghan agents.
General Baloch and his key lieutenant General Momin trained the NDS agents for launching spying operations including surveillance of the targets, monitoring security forces movements, dodging counter-surveillance, propaganda operations, using technical gadgetry, making contacts with insurgents and local agents and cultivating new agents both of local and Afghan origin.
The master handler General Baloch headed the NDS as its regional chief in Helmand, Nimruz and Ghor provinces from 2002 to 2009. He remained deputy director of Afghan intelligence at its directorate from 2009 to 2011.
He also worked as chairman of board of high public function for NDS from 2011 to 2012 before his appointment as Helmand governor, according to the security agencies sources. (The Nation, Pakistan, 20160530)

Balouch can speak Pashto and Dari languages.

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