Afghan Biographies

Hakim, Maj. Gen. Saifullah Sayfullah

Name Hakim, Maj. Gen. Saifullah Sayfullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex Border Police Commander
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
3rd Border Police Zone  Commander - BP Center Spin Boldak

3. Biodata:
In 19 October 2009, international law enforcement and military officials helped Afghan authorities plan the arrest of Gen Saifullah Hakim, a senior border police official in Kandahar. According to evidence collected through wiretaps and bank records, Sayfullah allegedly collected salaries of hundreds of "ghost" policemen and stole money from a government fund intended to pay orphans and widows. U.S. officials said this arrest of such a senior official on corruption charges is unprecedented. He has not been prosecuted and 3rd Zone has been without a commander since his arrest. Arrested with him were the Zone S1 and Finance Officer, neither of which has been permanently replaced. Still at large are 2 officers from 6th and 7th Kandak who were also implicated in the crimes. Since then, another former border police official, Ali Shah from Paktika province, has also been arrested on corruption charges.

Last Modified 2011-08-25
Established 2009-11-04