Afghan Biographies

Olumi, Noorulhaq Noor ul Haq Olomi Ulumi

Name Olumi, Noorulhaq Noor ul Haq Olomi Ulumi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1941
Function/Grade Minister of Interior (MoI)
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Interior:
Ali Ahmad Jalali (resigned 20050928),
Engineer Zarar Ahmad Moqbil (Moqbel, Moqbal) (2008),
Hanif Atmar (2008), Hanif Atmar 20100102 confirmed for second term as Minister of Interior, resigned 20100606.
Gen Bismillah Khan Muhammad Mohammadi (2010 - 20120804) fired by Wolesi Jirga
Gen. Mujtaba Patang (20120915 - 20130722 sacked) acting Minister of Interior
Umer Daudzai Minister of Interior (20130901) confirmed by Wolesi Jirga 20130925.
Omar Daudzai Acting Minister of Interior (20141208)
acting Sattar General Ayub Salangi (20141209)
Nur ul-Hq Ulumi (20150127-)
Deputy Ministers of Interior:

Acting Minister Lt. Gen. Muhammad Munir Mangal (2009, 20100606), Mangal is also the national police commissioner of the 82,000-member Afghan National Police (2009), he was sacked 20101017 and succeeded by the Kabul Police Chief Abdur Rahman Rahman Moin,
Gen Lt Abdul Hadi Khalid, Deputy Minister (20080611)
Maj. Gen. Daud Daud (till 20100901),
Deputy minister for counter-narcotics: Lt Gen Baz Muhammad Ahmadi , (20100901, 20110928),
Deputy Minister for Administration: General Ghulam Ali Wahdat, (20100901), sacked 20130914; Mohammad Akram Yawar (20140110), Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs Deputy Ministry of Administration, Maj. Gen. Mahshooq Ahmad (20140203)
Deputy for Security Affairs: LtGen Abdul Rahman Rahman Moin appointed 20101017 (20110622, 20120126, 20130707),
Deputy interior minister in charge of planning and strategy (20110212), and Deputy minister for public protection and security enterprises
.Gen Jamal Abdul Nasir SediqiJamal Abdul Naser Siddiqi (20120100, 20140109)
Deputy Minister
for Security Affairs: former Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi (20130901, 20150608, 20151009)
Other top slots:
Jamil Kohistani sacked (20130914)
Abdul Wahid Sharifi sacked (20130914)
Amir Mohammad Jamshedi sacked (20130914)


Spokesman for the Interior Ministry:
Sediq Sediqqi Ghulam Sidiqullah Siddiqi Sediq Sediqi (20110928, 20130106)
Deputy Speaker of Ministry of Interior:
Najeebullah Naikzad, (20110629)  Najibullah Danish (20150703)

More top slots in MoI:
Advisor to the minister on administrative affairs : Brig. Gen. Syed Ahmad Qadoosi, and Maj. Gen. Abdul Manan Farahi as another advisor to the minister (20100902);
Advisor on Crime Affairs: Brig Gen Khan Mohammad (20110303)


General director for planning and operation: Maj. Gen. Muhammad Wasim Azimi (20100901) Maj Gen Ghulam Mustafa Khan (20110410),
Director of the Human Resource Department: Maj. Gen. Muhammad Wakil Akbari (20100901),
General director of the Inspection Department: Maj. Gen. Abdul Masood Ragheb (201009029,
General director of the counter-terrorism Department: Maj. Gen. Abdul Ghaffar Syedzada Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada (20100902, 20110120) Brig Gen Abdul Halim (20150611)
Head of the Parliamentary Affairs Department: Brig. Gen. Behram (20100902), Brig. Gen. Muhammad Najib will serve as Behram's deputy (20100902), Brig. Gen. Ikramuddin Yawar (20100902),
General director of the Firefighting Department: Brig. Gen. Abdul Fatah Farogh (20100902),
Director of the Local Police Force: Brig. Gen. Khan Muhammad (20100902),
Chief of Staff College: Maj Gen Sayed Noorullah Zal (20110410),
Training Chief National Police Academy: Brig Gen Shah Alam Sapand (20110410),
Deputy director for gender and human rights at the Interior Ministry: Colonel Sayed Omar Saboor (20121219),
Director Intelligence Department: Gen Shafiq Fazli (20101106, 20130217) Gen Islamuddin Safi (20150611)

Quality director at the MoI audit department: Brig Gen Abdullah Stanikzai,  (20130225)

General Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Ministry of Interior (MoI):
Lt Gen Mirza Mohammad Yarmand (20091124, 20130225) sacked 20130914, Maj. Gen. Abdul Ghaffar Syedzada Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada (20140608), Gen Zahir Zahir (20141203)
Department Supporting Peace Process: Gen Abdul Hakim Neirbi (201500611)
Commander of education of the Interior Ministry: General Mashuq Seylab (20140104) 

Police Force Management Director, responsible for the Police Tashkil: Maj Gen Ekramuddin Yawar, Ikramuddin Yawar since late 2010  (20130328)
Head of the engineering section of the MoI’s IED disposal team:
General Mohammahd Anwar Paigham (20140109)

Head of the gender and human rights department in the Ministry of Interior: Gen. Hekmat Shahi (20141031)
Director of sports department in the Ministry of Interior
: Khushal Sarwari (20141213)
Director of Logistic Directorate:
Deputy: Colonel Taj Mohammad (20150611)
Head of the information analysis department:
Brigadier General Mohammad Farid Afzali (20150611)

Brig. Gen. Abdul Jabbar Purdali, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Nabi Majrooh, Col. Habibullah have been posted to  the ministry (20130225)
Brig. Gen. Kabir Andarabi (20130901)

Ministry of Interior's (MoI) eNID department (developing a new, national digital personal identification system) Electronic National Identification Document (eNID):
The Afghan Government (MCIT, MoI and others) supported by a foreign company is working since 20100302 on this project.

Head: Homayoun Muhtatsaid (20150531)

Planning Manager-E-NID at Ministry of Interior Affairs: Razaq Rahimi (20131100, 2014, 20150531)

Ministry of Interior
NTM-A C2J OPS: (VOIP) 237-3950 / (SVOIP) 237-1051
Chief of ANCOP
MG Gul Khan Zemarai
Chief of ABP
LTG Mohammad Younus Noorzai
Chief of AUP
LTG Mohammad Hasan Atmar
Director of Info, Comm, & Tech (ICT)
BG Ghulam Haider Samim
Director of Logistics
MG Timor Shah
Force Management
MG Akramuddin Yawar
ANP Training General Command
LTG Mujtaba Patang
Director of Cadre and Personnel
MG Ahmed Akbari Wakil,
Deputy Director Cadre and Personnel: Col Safiullah Asar (20150611)
Surgeon General
BG Shanbaz ‘Qandahar’ Shinwari
Chief of Directorate of Intel (DI)
MG M. Shafiq Fazli
Director & Chief of Policy
BG Abdul Wasi Raoufy
Chief Of Staff
MG B. Rahimullah
Dep Chief Of Staff
BG M. Najib Aman
DM for Counternarcotics
LTG Baz Mohammad Ahmadi
Bismullah Khan Mohammadi
Acting DM for Strategy & Policy
BG Abdul Wasi Raoufy
DM for Security
GEN Abdul Rahman
Chief of Anti-Crime
LTG Jamil Junbish
MG Sayed Mohammad Qudossi
DM for Support
LTG Ghulam Ali Wahdat
Chief of Criminal Investigations
MG Said Ghafar Saidzada
Acting CDR ANP Recruiting Command
BG Wakil Ahmad Feda
Chief of ALP
BG Ali Sha Ahmadzai
LTG Nasr Sediqi
Chief of Plans & Operations
MG Mohammad Dawood
Chief of Major Crimes Task Force
COL Nazir
Chief of Legal Affairs
MG Rahim Shuja
Director of Procurement
BG Noori
Chief of CT
MG Kohistani
COL Sonoy
Director of Finance
BG Alhamuddin ‘Wardak’
Acting Director of Facilities
COL Hamid
MG Abdul Ragheb
DM for Admin
LTG Mirza Mohammad Yarmand
MG Mohammad Wasim
Director of Analysis/Assessment
BG Wali Safi
Director of CPD
LTG Amir Jamsheed

2. Previous Functions:
Governor Kandahar
Commanding General 2nd Corps Kandahar
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Kandahar
Minister of Interior (20150127)

3. Biodata:
Olumi_NoorFormer general Noor ul Haq Olomi Nur ul-Haq Ulumi was born 1941 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He belongs to the Pashtun Barazai tribe. He obtained his education in Habibia High School and during his military service, he joined the military university (Harbi Pohantoon) of Afghanistan. He also obtained professional education in Russia and the US. Ulumi graduated from the University of Kabul magna cum laude in 1966.He was the head of the Kandahar Army Corps during the communist Government and is the founder of the National united party (Hezb e Muttahed e Melli) which was founded in Kabul in 2003. Its still unachieved aim is “to bring together all (or at least many) of those groups and factions whose members were former communist PDPA (26 members). Originally from Kandahar, he belongs to the Olomi tribe was part of the Parcham faction of the Afghan Communist party which opposed to Khalq of Gulabzoi’s group. This career military was trained both in the United States and in the Soviet Union and he speaks fluent English and Russian. His Elder brother was one of the powerful generals in Najibullah’s government and was assassinated under the Mujaheddin. Ulumi, as commander of Afghan government forces in Kabul, surrendered Kabul in April 1992 to advancing mujahideen forces. He was in exile in the Netherlands during the Taliban regime (1992-2002).  Ulumi was elected as an MP for Kandahar Province in 2005, with 13,035 out of a total of 178,269 votes. The only candidate to receive a higher number of votes was Quayum Karzai, the elder brother of President Hamid Karzai, who received 14,243 votes. In 2010 Ulumi failed to be re-elected, failing to receive even 3,000 out of a total of 85,385 votes. There were also accusations of electoral fraud and vote rigging.

Gen. Noor-ur-Haq Ulomi has been nominated by the CEO Dr. Abdullah as Minister of Interior.(20150112) Rejected by Wolesi Jirga because of dual citizenship. (20150121) Ministry of Foreign affairs of Afghanistan (MoF) states that documents confirming the cancellation of dual citizenship of three National Unity Government nominees is confirmed. Noorulhaq Ulumi had a dual citizenship from Holland and Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi and Salahuddin Rabani had dual citizenship of England.(20150124)
He has a Netherlands Passport. From a total of 197 MPs present during Tuesday's Parliament session, 174 voted in favor of reintroducing (after he gave up dutch citizenship) Uloomi and 23 voted against.(20150127) Wolesi Jirga confirmed Nominee for the Ministry of Interior Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi with 131 votes, 91 against, 15 blank, and six invalid.(20150128)
Ulumi has two daughters and a son, all of whom live in the Netherlands and are dutch nationals.

Ulumi speaks English and Russian fluently.


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