Qahraman, Abdul Jabbar killed
|Name||Qahraman, Abdul Jabbar killed|
|Date of birth||1959|
|Function/Grade||Ex Wolesi Jirga Member|
|History and Biodata||
2. Previous Functions:
After graduation from military university, Jabar served as an ANA commander in Maiwand District, Kandahar, from 1982 to 1992. He is ranked as a Major General.
He returned to Afghanistan 2007 after the United States invasion in 2001 and the fall of the Taliban, and became a member of Parliament. His views on how to engage the resurgent Taliban are a sympathetic fit with those of Mr. Ghani, who has tried to open talks with the insurgency’s leaders in an effort to reach a political end to the long war.
But in the immediate crisis, tribal elders here see his efforts as impractical and hopeless — the desperate acts of a nostalgic commander. The Taliban, instead of responding to his peace calls, have challenged him to a “face-to-face” fight, and they do not like the government’s chances. “I think Mr. Qahraman is in daydreaming mode,” said Hajji Mohammad Tahir, an elder from Sangin District who recently attended discussions with Mr. Qahraman. “Right now, the Taliban have the upper hand, the government is beneath. Once you bring them down militarily, then it would be possible for local Taliban to put their weapons down and join the peace process — not now.”(20160228)
Abdul Jabbar is an idependent member of the Woles Jirga 2010.
Commission (2012): Complaints and Petitions.
Hundreds of tribal elders on 20120514 asked the government to bring lawmaker Abdul Jabbar Qaharaman to justice for his “atrocities” during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. The call comes a day after nearly 1,000 people held a gathering in support of the lower house member, but the situation turned ugly when some participants threw shoes at Qahraman.
Qaharaman said the gathering had been organised by the governor, not by tribal elders. Blaming the governor for trying to shift the blame for insecurity, he said he had no intention to fuel differences among tribe. In response to Qaharaman’s claim that no one in the province was secure, the governor said there were no security problem in Helmand, where reconstruction projects were underway.
According to local sources, a battle between rival Taliban fighters in the Nad Ali and Marjah districts that killed as many as 30 fighters on May 8, 2016 was set off by the special NDS unit. They said members of the unit attacked a checkpoint manned by insurgents loyal to Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, creating the impression that they were on the side of Mansour's main rival, Mullah Mohammad Rasul. The Taliban denied the fighting was between rival factions but did cite "bandits newly armed by Jabbar Qahraman." Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, President Ashraf Ghani's special envoy for security affairs in the southern province, gave confirmation of the existence of the unit, whose 300 members wear no uniform, but he declined to elaborate.(20160515)
An explosion went off at the campaign office of the parliamentary election candidate Abdul Jabar Qahraman in southern Helmand province on Wednesday 17 Oct 2018. Qahraman lost his life, a hospital source said.
He speaks Pashto, Dari and Russian.