Muhammad Naiem Lalay Hamidzai
2. Previous Functions:
Security Manager for Gul Agha Shirzai (2003-2008)
Afghan Border Police Commander Spin Boldak, Rapid Reaction Force (2008-2009)
Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) Kandahar (2009-2010)
Wolesi Jirga Member 2010 MP MNA Kandahar
Muhammad Naeem Lalai Hamidzai Hameedzai Mohammad Naim, son of Anar Gul, was born 1977 in Toba Asakzai, Kandahar Province and was former commander from Kandahar Province. Hamidzai graduated from Ghazi Abdullah Khan High School in Kandahar in 1994.
Lalai 2010 was elected Member of Parliament representing Kandahar in the Wolesi Jirga. A native of Kandahar Lali is an Pashtun from the Hamidzai branch of the Achakzai tribe.
Before Lalai was a sub-commander in the Afghan Border Police (ABP) headquartered in Spin Boldak and commanded by Abdul Raziq. Raziq’s ABP force developed a reputation for efficiency and demonstrated a capability for keeping Spin Boldak secure and relatively free from Taliban infiltration. Lalai’s relationship with Raziq soured in the late-2000s, and in 2008 Lalai left the ABP. According to Lalai, his departure of the force came about because of his “disgust” with the corruption in Raziq’s force. Other members of the ABP claimed that the falling-out between the two men was caused by a rivalry over money and power.
After leaving the ABP Lalai went to Kabul, where he joined the recently established Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and requested to be stationed in Kandahar. Once back in the province he began an investigation into Raziq’s corruption. In September 2008 Lalai was nearly killed in a assassination attempt which he publically blamed on Raziq.
According to Lalai, Raziq used his influence with important player in Kabul and Assadullah Waffa, the governor of Helmand to have Lalai removed from his post in Kandahar and returned to Kabul. While in the capital city Lalai continued his campaign against Raziq, bringing his evidence against the Spin Boldak commander to the attention of his superiors in the CNPA and their Western advisors.
Lalai ran as a candidate in the 2010 Wolesi Jirga elections. During his campaign he was supported by Gul Agha Sherzai a regional strongman and former governor of Kandahar. Lalai’s campaign posters pictured the two men embracing. Lalai narrowly survived a second attempt on his life during the campaign when a motorcycle bomb exploded near his house. Lalai came in second in the election, collecting 5,435 votes.
Commission (2012): Internal Affairs Hamidzai heads the Internal Relations Committee of the Coalition for the Support of the Rule of Law
Wolesi Jirga member Mohammad Naeem Hamidzai Lalai told the lower house that Kandahar Governor Toryalai Weesa had stashed 35 Million US $ to Canada and that he had amassed the money through illegal means. He had sold his land in Arghandab district and residence in Kandahar City. According to Weesa, the 4.5 acre land sale earned him $9 million, while the house was sold for $25.5 million. Lalai claimed to have evidence that the governor had transferred the money abroad via the Kandahar airport through his relatives six months ago.(20130320)
He is married and has four children.
He speaks Dari, English and Urdu.