Afghan Biographies

Akhundzada, Hamidullah Mullah

Name Akhundzada, Hamidullah Mullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1972
Function/Grade Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation
History and Biodata

1. Former Minister of Transportation and Civil Aviation (MoTCA):
Abdul Rahman (20020211 killed),
Dr. Enayatullah Qasemi (Ghazni 2005),
Gul Hussain Ahmadi (not confirmed by Wolesi Jirga 2006,
Engineer Nehmatullah Niamatullah Ehsan Javid (2006),
Hamidullah Qaderi (2008),
Dr. Omar Zakhiwal Zakhaiwal (2008),
acting-transport minister, Raz Mohammad Elmi (2009),
Hamidullah Farooqi (20090317),
Daud Ali Najafi (acting Minister 20101009 and nominated again (20120215)
Daud Ali Najafi Minister of Transport  and Civil Aviation (20120305 - 20140930)
Daud Ali Najafi acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Transport Ghulam Ali Rasukh (20141209)
Minister of Transport and Aviation (20150418, 20161113 impeached and acting)
Mohammad Hamid Tumasi Hamid Tahmasi Mohammad Hamid Tahmasi (20170725, 20180625), 20171102, 20171204 confirmed, 20180629)
Quadratullah Zaki nominated and acting (20200831) confirmed (20201130)
Mullah Alhaj Hamidullah Akhundzada (20210907)

Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation:
Hafiz Siddiqullah Abdid (20220912)
Mullah Abdul Salam (20220913)
Ghulam Jelani Popal, the deputy head of Afghanistan transport and civil aviation ministry  (20230510)

Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Financial Affairs:
Hafiz Siddiqullah Abdid (20220912)

Head of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA):
Mohammad Shah Habibi (20171102)
Deputy operational chief at ACAA:
Amanzib Ansari (20201226)

Deputy Ministers:
Technical and Operations: Cptn. Said Mehdi Saidi, Saeedi (20110313, 20110415)
Planning and Policy: Mohammad Aminullah Batash (20110313)
Administration and Ressources: Ghulam Ali Rasikh (20110313); Deputy of the Ministry of Transport, Finance and Administration: Mrs. Fawzia Ehsani (2016, 20180214)
Deputy Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Hamid Zahir (20120704)
Deputy minister, Raz Mohammad Ilmi, and deputy minister of transport, Abdul Hafiz, were arrested over allegations of corruption (20170712)

Spokesman Transport and Aviation Ministry:
Nangyalay Qalatwal (20110326,20120204, 20150525)
Hekmatullah Qawanj (20171015)

Chief of the external affairs at the ministry of transportation:
Mrs. Yalda Natiq (20121031)

2. Previous Function:
Head of Ariana Afghan Airlines under the first Taliban regime in the 1990s until 2001
Minister of Civil Aviation and Transport (20210907) acting
3. Biodata:
Mullah Alhaj Hamidullah Akhundzada was born 1972 in Sarpolad Village, Washer District Helmand province or Arghandab District, Kandahar Province. He is a Ghilzai Pashtun.

He is a U.N.-sanctioned Taliban senior leader who served as the head of Ariana Afghan Airlines under the first Taliban regime in the 1990s until 2001. Hamidullah Akhundzada called the start of flights between Mawana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi International Airport and Uzbekistan Airports a good start for the resumption of relations between the two countries.(20211005)

Last Modified 2023-05-10
Established 2021-09-08