Haqbin, Abdul Jabbar
|Haqbin, Abdul Jabbar
|Date of birth
|History and Biodata
2. Previous Functions:
The IDLG presented Karzai with four candidates for the Governor slot in Baghlan Province and Karzai chose Haqbin, who was said to be a promising technocrat. Abdul Jabar Haqbin (also spelled Jabbar) was appointed as governor of Baghlan in January 2008, replacing Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai, who was removed over allegations of his negligence during the 2007 Baghlan suicide bombing. During his tenure as Governor he spoke in front of a rally supporting Hamid Karzai's threats against the Pakistani Taliban, encouraging the people at the rally to be ready for conflict with Pakistan, remarking: "If the current situation ends up with a war against Pakistan, we will wage it to get the pride of defending our land even if we lose it."
Female Commander Kaftar in 2002 represented Baghlan province at the Emergency Loya Jirga and, after definitively giving up the brigand’s life in 2006, she was proposed for a position in the public administration by the then Baghlan provincial governor, Abdul Jabbar Haqbin.
Like his predecessors, Haqbin was removed from his post after serving around a year, and was replaced with Mohammad Akbar Barakzai.
He has been vocally supportive of Karzai. By selecting a Tajik, Karzai is likely trying to defuse friction between opposing Hazara factions and the Uzbek population in Saripul Province. Karzai also likely considered Haqbin a reliable technocrat who favors the president’s policies and has previously demonstrated his ability to manage administrations at the provincial level.