Afghan Biographies

Daudzai, Mohammad Omar Umer


Name Daudzai, Mohammad Omar Umer
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1957
Function/Grade Minister of Interior
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.

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)
Former Kabul police chief General Ayoub Salangi has been appointed Daudzai's Deputy Minister.(20130901)


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)

Other 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)
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: Gen Shafiq Fazli (20101106, 20130217)

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

General Director of Criminal Investigation Department 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),
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)


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
CAO 01FEB12
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 Personnel
MG Ahmed Akbari Wakil
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
MININT
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
GDPSU
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
DM of APPF
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
SCID
COL Sonoy
Director of Finance
BG Alhamuddin ‘Wardak’
Acting Director of Facilities
COL Hamid
MOI IG
MG Abdul Ragheb
DM for Admin
LTG Mirza Mohammad Yarmand
COS
MG Mohammad Wasim
Director of Analysis/Assessment
BG Wali Safi
Director of CPD
LTG Amir Jamsheed

2. Previous Functions Mohammad Umar Daudzai:
United Nations Development Program(UNDP) Islamabad, Pakistan1996,
Geneva, Switzerland "Area Development Specialist" in UNDP Geneva 2001,
Chief of Staff of the Presiden 2001 until 2005,
Ambassador to Iran (2007),
He replaced Jawed Ludin, and once again assumed the position of the Chief of Staff of the Afghan President (2007 - 20110400)
Ambassador to Pakistan (20110418-20130831)
Minister of Interior (20130901-)

 

3. Biodata Mohammad Omar Daudzai:
daudzai_omar_umerMohammad Omar Daudzai Umer Dawoodzai Davodzi Umar Daudzai was born Oct. 12, 1957 in the Qarabagh District of the Kabul Province, Afghanistan. He grew up and completed his primary education in his home district of Qarabagh. In order to continue his higher education, Omar moved to the capital city Kabul. After independently fighting against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan for many years, he finally settled in Peshawar, Pakistan where he worked for the organization called "Save the Children". While working for this organization he went to the Oxford University in the UK for his Masters in Science through a scholarship program. After completing his Masters he came back to work for the Swedish Committee in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
Omar Dawoodzai was also a former member of the Hezbi Islami party of Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

Mohammad Omar Daudzai, is involved in massive corruption, opium dealing and colluding with the Iranian government. Daudzai is depicted as an "Evil Wazir," a wicked figure prominent in ancient Persian folklore and the epic poem "Shahnama." He and Karzai's brother Ahmad Wali both are castigated for taking "gold monthly from the boss of American intelligence" — meaning the CIA. Though this charge is hardly new, the accusation that Daudzai is also in "the pay of the Persians" is a virtual improvised explosive device. So, too, is the claim that Karzai — described as the "misguided king of Kabul" — has himself "taken Persian gold" and allowed Iranian spies to "operate freely in Kabul and the provinces." Umar Daudzai, had received regular cash payments from Iran. The payments were intended to secure the allegiance of Daudzai, who was a former ambassador to Tehran who briefed Karzai daily and consistently advocates an anti-Western line. (2010114)

Palace Chief of Staff Mohammad Daudzai, Education Minister Farooq Wardak, and former Information and Culture Minister Abdul Karim Khoram are figures with maximum influence over President Karzai's decisions. (20101220).

Daudzai has links with Hezb-e-Islami and plays a leading role in promoting Karzai’s relations with Hezb-e-Islami and with Pakistani circles.It is said he might be nominated to succeed Hamid Karzai. (20130220)

Dawoodzai, the current Afghan ambassador to Pakistan and former chief of staff in president Hamid Karzai’s office is the first major political figure to declare his intention to replace the President as Afghanistan’s leader. Dawoodzai has said he is preparing to launch his campaign for the presidential elections due 2014.

In an interview in his residence in Islamabad, Omar Dawoodzai said he would campaign on a manifesto of maintaining good relations with the West, anti-corruption reforms, eradication of poppy growing and a shift of power away from the group of ageing former warlords who have run the country since 2001.

Omar Daudzai on 20130818 announced his nomination for the 2014 presidential ballot. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has named his second new Interior Minister in a year, removing former policeman Ghulam Mujtaba Patang and installing presidential hopeful and ambassador to Pakistan Umer Daudzai in his place. (20130901) That this appointment ends Daudzai’s presidential ambitions was confirmed by his campaign office chief, Muhammad Sangar Amirzada. Daudzai has apparently understood that he was no longer the first choice of either the President – after having been counted among the favourites for a long time – or his party, Hezb-e Islami. (20130905)

Omar Daudzai was confirmed by Wolesi Jirga as Minister of Interior 20130925.
 

He speaks Pashtu, Dari and English.

Omar Dawoodzai, the current Afghan ambassador to Pakistan and former chief of staff in president Hamid Karzai’s office is the first major political figure to declare his intention to replace the President as Afghanistan’s leader.

Mr. Dawoodzai has said he is preparing to launch his campaign for the presidential elections due next year.

In an interview with The Times in his residence in Islamabad, Omar Dawoodzai he would campaign on a manifesto of maintaining good relations with the West, anti-corruption reforms, eradication of poppy growing and a shift of power away from the group of ageing former warlords who have run the country since 2001.

Last Modified 2014-06-08
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