Afghan Biographies

Chardara District Kunduz Province

Name Chardara District Kunduz Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief Local Police District
History and Biodata

District under Taliban Control.

Chahar Dara Chardarah Chardara Chardarra Chahar Darreh or Char Darreh District Chief (District Governor):
Abdul Wahid Omarkhel Omarkhil (2009) is the highest ranking government official, for Chardara province. He says the Taliban controls more territory than the government, and he blames a combination of Afghan Taliban, foreign fighters, Islamic radicals and the notorious Haqqani network or gang. He says there are only 60 police for the entire district and he needs more. Ormarkhel was killed Feb. 10, 2011 by a suicide bomber.
Abdul Momen Omarkhil Hajji Abdul Momin Omar Khil, the brother of previous killed Abdul Wahid Omarkhil took over as a District Chief  (20110324, 20120404)
Zalmay Farooqi (20120905)
Abadullah Talwar (20130531)
Mohammad Yousuf Ayubi (20150622)
Mohammad Zahir Niazi (20150930) Mohammad Zahir Niazi, governor of the restive Chardara district in the northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, announced his resignation on Sunday Jan 03, 2016.

Zalmai Farooq, Zalmay Faruqi (20160818)
Hayatullah Faqiri (20170925)
District Police Chief:
Lt Col. Ghulam Mohiuddin Mahiuddin Moheeudin Maihudin Gholam Moheyyuddin Mohayyudin Khan (20101219, 20130812, 20140228 ) survived a bomb blast 20110325. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives while Ghulam Mohiuddin was leaving towards his office. He was injured following the blast and another policeman was killed.(20140723)
Abdul Shukor Surkhi (20140827)
Ahmad Omar Saleh (20201221) killed in ambush

Local Police Commanders:
The creation of the ALP in communities where social fractures or ethnic frictions are salient has fostered rather than appeased tensions. The ALP is perceived as particularly mistreating Pashtuns, who are believed to help the Taleban by granting them shelter or even providing them with weapons.

Padcha Gul, local police commander, his son and his two bodyguards were martyred 20120727 evening, while their car struck with a roadside mine in Sarake Balayee road, Chahar Dara district.

Local police commander Ahmad Shah was killed along with his bodyguard and three others were injured in the Chardara district Kunduz province. (20120905)

Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek and Turkmen ALP Commanders: Najib (a young Pashtun from the Ahmadzai tribe living in Ghundi village, Ghafar Wahab and Sayed Murad, Sher Arab, Gul Ahmad, Abdul Wahab, Nasir Ruz (Turkmen ALP commander Nasir Ruz is constantly tussling with ALP Commander Abdul Wahab, Uzbek; both are Junbesh affiliated), Nazar. (20130913)

Member of the District Council:
Arbab Bader (20100319)

Taleban Chief:
Mullah Ahmad, Taliban has set up a full shadow government and court system (20091026),

Chahar Dara District (also known as Char Dara, Chahar Darreh or Char Darreh) is one of the seven districts in Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan. It is situated in the south-west part of Kunduz Province and has borders with Qalay-I-Zal District to the north-west, Kunduz District to the north-east, Ali Abad District to the south-east, Baghlan Province to the south and Samangan Province to the south-west. The population of Chahar Dara District is 65,100 (2006), accounting for approximately 8% of the population of Kunduz Province. Its ethnic make-up is - 60% Pashtun (mostly from Omarkhel tribe), - 17% Uzbek, - 11% Tajik, - 8% Turkmen,  - 4% Arabs. Most of this population lives in villages or farms in the north-west portion of the district along the south-west bank of the Kunduz River. This land is cultivated and accounts for approximately 15% of the area of the Chahar Dara District. The remaining land in the district to the south-west comprises desert highlands that are mostly uninhabitable.

Despite intense campaigns of joint ISAF/ANSF operations targeting the Taleban in Chahrdara,(5) the insurgency has regained its strength and now controls much of the area outside the district centre. The establishment of the ALP in 2010, predominantly composed of non-Pashtuns in a district where the majority are Pashtun, has helped revive tensions between Tajiks and Uzbeks versus the Pashtuns, and to a certain extent, it has fostered support – also forcibly – of the Pashtun communities for the Taleban.(20130913)

In Chahrdara district, is another insurgent hotbed since 2008. The Taleban have established a fully-functioning parallel administration. They have set up offices in the Nawabad area to the west of the district centre, in concrete buildings and assigned full-time clerks to respond to people’s demands. They use laptops, printers and fingerprint scans, all captured during their temporary takeover of Kunduz. Ironically, Nawabad is where the US Special Forces used to have a base – which the Taleban now use – and where they used to train local ALP units. They reportedly handle cases and issue decisions swiftly, in contrast with the government’s slow, bureaucratic and corrupt administration.(20160818)

Last Modified 2020-12-22
Established 2009-11-26