Afghan Biographies

Wahidi, Sayed Fazal Ullah Waheedi,

Name Wahidi, Sayed Fazal Ullah Waheedi,
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1951
Function/Grade Ex Provincial Governor Herat
History and Biodata

1. Former Governors:
Ismael Khan (2001 - 2004),
Sayed Mohammad Khairkhwa (20041202),
Gul Agha Sherzai, Shirzai (appointed for Governor, but refused 200506,
Sayyed Hosayn Anwari (200606),
Ahmad Yussef Nuristani, Nooristani,stepped down as a candidate for 2010 Wolesi Jirga Elections (20090118 - 20100824),
Dr. Daud Shah Saba (20100903 -20130703),
Sayed Fazal Ullah Wahidi, Waheedi (20130704-20141224) dismissed
acting Governor Herat Assiluddin Jami Asil Din Jami Asiluddin Jami  Aseeludin Jami (20110524, 20120401, 20141227, 20120212)

Deputy Governor:
Assiluddin Jami Asil Din Jami Asiluddin Jami  Aseeludin Jami (20110524, 20120401, 20141227, 20120212)

Governor spokesman:
Naqeeb Arween (20090119),
Mohammad Rafi Behrozyan (20101216)
Mahiudin Nuri Moheeuddin Noori (20110825, 20111006)

Women’s Affairs Department:
Mahboba Jamshidi (20121008)

Education department:
Deputy director of the education department:
Aziz Rahman Sarwari (20120424)
Official: Sultan Sabzawari (20120424)

Provincial environment protection agency chief:
Abdul Qayum Afghan (20110912)

Head of the Provincial Transport Department of Herat:
Jawid Haimaq Ahmad Javed Aimaq survived an attempt on his life in the province 20110921.(20131110)

Provincial anti-narcotics Department Director:
Ghulam Jilani Daqiq (20100904, 20110519),

Provincial Director of Works and Social Affairs:
Basira Muhammadi (20101221)
Habibullah Timori Temori (20111214)

Director of Watermanagement Department:
Habibullah Zarwan Zawran, fired due to corruption. Six month later has been appointed as inspection and corruption-control officer for the Eastern Zone at the Supreme Court. (20120219)
Fazil Ahmad Zakir (20110326)

Herat Provincial education director:
Ghulam Hazrat Tanha (20100915)
Basir Ahmad (20120703)
Director of Mines and Petroleum:
Engineer Abdul Jameel Ilyasi (20150111)

Provincial Chiefengineer for Railways:
Sayed Najib, born 1979) (20110406) 

Head of the attorney office:
Gul Ahmad Ramesh (20110912)

Provincial ANDMA Chief:
Abdul Hamid Mubariz (20111220)

Telecommunication and information technology director:
Syed Noor Ahmad Shah Alawi (20130110)
Head of the  Herat High Peace Council:
Maulvi Ghulam Sarwar (20130722)

Background Herat Province:
Three groups are relevant in Herat: Iran supported Harakat-Islami including schia political parties, Jamiat linked to Ismael Khan (supported by Ex-Police Chief Adeel Juma) and a Karzai supporting Pashtun group led by influential senior Mawlawi Kodaidad.

2.Previous Functions of Sayed Fazal Ullah Waheedi Wahidi:
Director and Accountant, Nangahar Water and Agriculture Development Project (1973 - 1975)
Administrator Banayee Construction, Nangahar, (1976-1979)
Administrator Society of Afghan Doctors outside Afghanistan, Peshawar, (1980 - 1983)
Administrator Doctors Union, Peshawar (1984-1987)
Vice Director Afghanistan Nothilfe (Germany), Peshawar and Kunar (1987-1991)
Director Afghanistan Nothilfe (1991-1993)
Director Afghan Help Coordination Office (AGHCO) (1993-2007)
Chairman Afghanistan NGO's Coordination Bureau (ANCB) Peshawar and Kabul (2000-2007)
Governor Kunar (20071118 - 20130703 )

3. Biodata:
Wahidi_FazlullahAlhaj Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi is a Pashtun and was born 1951 in Surkh Rod District of Nangarhar Province. He has an BA in Eeducation from Kabul University 1979 and completed a short course 1992 at The University of Kiel (German Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, CAU). Wahidi is a member of the Afghan Mellat Party (Ahady). During the jihad period, Wahidi was associated with National Islamic Front, headed by Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani. His family reportedly lives in Australia.


Wahidi to Killid: "Mr. Popal and I were working together in NGOs and he appointed me. I have no party background not did any leader recommend my name for governorship," Wahidi told Killid. Abdul Malik Sediqi, the IDLG financial and administrative deputy says Wahidi was the candidate of IDLG. He was working for ANCB, the Afghan NGO Cooridnating Body earlier. Wahidi said he survived an armed attack on the Kunar-Jalalabad highway on Monday (20101220).

Wahidi survived a rocket attack on 20110317 at his car traveling in a convoy in Shigal district, Kunar Province. Wahidi on 20120304 escaped unhurt in a gun attack on his vehicle in Kunar Province.

Wahidi, the newly appointed governor for western province of Herat accused the neighboring countries of interference into the province.  During a speech, he outlawed pressures from the civil society groups on the government. He sought cooperation with the government agencies.(20130704)

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has dismissed Fazlullah Wahidi as governor for western Herat province of Afghanistan. The decision was taken following a report indicating rampant violence,(20141224)


Wahidi is fluent in Dari, Pashtu and English.

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