Afghan Biographies

Nabizada, Kamal Nabizadah


Name Nabizada, Kamal Nabizadah
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth
Function/Grade Business magnate in northern Afghanistan
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
nabizada_kamalKamal Nabizada, went to Bakhtar High School in Mazar-i-Sharif and studied at Balkh University. He is a business magnate in northern Afghanistan. 

Nabizada is a national trader and granted fund for Arezo TV Station in Balkh Province in Dec. 2005. The station is currently funded by the owner, Kamal Nabizada, who used to own the venture together with the governor of Balkh province, Ustad Atta. Advertising (from businesses and national NGOs) and sponsored programming are an additional source of funding, with prices ranging from $3 a minute to $5-20 a minute, respectively.

Kamal Nabizada also owns the Kamal Nabizada Export and Import Company.He is the founder of the Nabizada Foundation which is one of the most active charity organization in Afghanistan. It has taken part in many reconstruction projects including hospitals, schools, clinics, and mosques, among others.

He has business links with Hasin Fahim who got a major loan of $21 million for the Kabul Oil Company, in which he had no partial ownership , but Mohammed Ismail Ghazanfar, the owner of Ghazanfar Bank; Atta Muhammad Noor, a former Northern Alliance commander and now the governor of Balkh Province; and Kamal Nabizada, a business magnate in northern Afghanistan. Mr. Ghazanfar subsequently sold his share to the Kabul Bank chairman, Mr. Farnood.  A Central Bank  report says that auditors doubt that the Kabul Oil Company’s loan could ever be repaid because it “has no operation now in this field and has not left any moveable or immoveable assets (chattels or real estate.)” No one seems to know where the money went. (NYT 20110328)

Last Modified 2011-04-03
Established 2011-04-03