Afghan Biographies

Akhbar, Muhammad Zahir Lt Gen

Name Akhbar, Muhammad Zahir Lt Gen
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1964
Function/Grade Ex Ambassador to Tajikistan
History and Biodata

1. Former Ambassadors to Tajikistan:
Sayed Mohammad Khairkha (20091122),
Abdul Ghafoor Arizo Abdul Ghafur Arezo, Abdulgafuri Orzu (20110107, 20120601)
Zalmai Younusi (20161231-20180500)
Mohammad Zahir Aghbar Mohammad Zahir Akhbar (20200112)

2. Previous Functions Mohammad Zahir Aghbar Mohammad Zahir Akhbar:
• Garrison Commander of National Military Academy of Afghanistan
• Professor of Infantry tactics in National Military Academy of Afghanistan
• Deputy Assistant of State Security
• Chief of State Security Protection
• General Commander of National Security
• Security Commander of Kabul Headquarters
• Chief of Education Department in Ministry of Defense
• General Security Officer
• Deputy Minister of Defense in Security Affairs
• Chief of Afghanistan National Army Structure
• Chief of Afghanistan Police Parity
• Afghanistan’s Chief of Police
• Chief of Counter Narcotics
• Senior Advisor to Ministry of Interior
• Chief of Afghanistan’s Physical Education and Sports
• President of Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (20171204-20180405)
• Senior Security Advisor to Chief of Executive of Afghanistan
• Consul General of Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan in Munich (20180810)
Ambassador to Tajikistan (20200112)


3. Biodata:
Aghbar_Mohammad_ZahirMuhammad Zahir Aghbar Mohammad was born 1964 in Nangahar Province. Lt Gen Mohammad Zahir Aghbar has been elected as head of Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (NOC) for four years as a result of direct polls (20090928).

Aghbar, the Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, rebuffed the allegations made by the Attorney-General’s Office accusing him of misusing power (20110620).

Aghbar was one of the team members of Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign during the presidential election 2014.

Zahir Aghbar led a violent march in capital Kabul after investigators found him illegitimate president of the National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan. Unlike it was set with authorities, Aghbar’s protestors marched toward Presidential Palace. Ajmal, the deputy police chief for PD 16, said the protestors also used force against law enforcement agents and beat some policemen. Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for Interior Ministry, said they will investigate the incidents of clash with police. Meanwhile, some lawmakers expressed anger at Aghbar’s leading violent protest and called for prosecution of the culprits. The protest came after the result of an inquiry by a government panel showed that the election that declared Aghbar as president of NOC was illegal. The report of the inquiry further emphasized that Fahim Hashimy was the legitimate president of the committee.

Ambassador of Afghanistan to Tajikistan Mohammad Zahir Aghbar presented his credentials to Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin on Feb 20, Tajik Foreign Ministry reports.(20200224)


Afghan political leaders who oppose the Taliban will soon create a council to support resistance forces, Afghan Ambassador to Tajikistan Mohammad Zahir Aghbar told a press conference on Wednesday Sept 8, 2021. "Political leaders of Afghanistan, including Marshal [Abdul Rashid] Dostum, will soon create the council supporting the National Resistance Front," the Afghan diplomat said. The envoy earlier said that he represents in Tajikistan "Afghanistan and Amrullah Saleh who serves as acting head of the state."

At the same time, he noted that Tajikistan was one of the first countries in the world to openly declare his position regarding Afghanistan. "Tajikistan exceeded our expectations and became the first country whose President Emomali Rahmon openly spoke on the international level about his position," he added.(20210908)

Afghanistan’s Ambassador in Tajikistan Mohammad Zahir Aghbar’s house located in central Panjsher province has been partially damaged in a fire incident. (20230613)

After the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021, Aghbar joined the Panjshir resistance.He also decried the flight of Ashraf Ghani, called for his arrest for allegedly absconding with some $169 million US dollars,[and stated that "Panjshir stands strong against anyone who wants to enslave people."Aghbar claimed Ghani “stole $169m from the state coffers” and called for Interpol to arrest not only Ghani, but also Ghani's two aides Hamdallah Moheb and Fazl Mahmoud Fazli for stealing public funds. Aghbar stated his resolve to keep working, even for no pay, and further claimed that Ghani "had a prior agreement with the Taliban".

He was also given the title of Deputy President to acting Afghanistan President Amrullah Saleh.


He speaks Dari and English

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