Ahmadullah Alizai

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Ahmadullah Alizai
Ahmadullah Alizai of Afghanistan in 2011.jpg
Ahmadullah Alizai in 2011
Governor of Kabul
Assumed office
April 2011
Preceded byZabihullah Mojaddidy
Succeeded byAbdul Jabbar Taqwa
Governor of Badghis
In office
5 May 2013 – September 2015
Preceded byTahir Sabari
Succeeded byJamaluddin Ishaq
Personal details
Born1972 (age 46–47)
Maruf District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Political partyIndependent

Ahmadullah Alizai (born 1972) is a politician in Afghanistan who serves as a ministerial advisor to the President. He has worked as Governor of Badghis and Governor of Kabul Province.[1] He previously served as the Deputy Governor of Kabul Province, Deputy Governor of Nangarhar Province, and as Director of Counter-Narcotic directorate for the south-west zone.


Early life[edit]

Alizai was born on 1972 in the Maruf District of Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan. He is an ethnic Pashtun from the Alizai tribe of southern Afghanistan. He comes from an educated, influential and political family.[citation needed] His father was an elder of the Alizai tribe who played a vital role during the Soviet–Afghan War.[citation needed]

During the Soviet war, he migrated to Pakistan and gained primary education in Pishin, Balochistan.[citation needed] He graduated from high school in 1989. He earned his B.A degree in 1997 and M.A degree in 1999, both in political science.[citation needed]


During 1995, he established a non-governmental organization (NGO) in order to serve Afghans in Pakistan.[citation needed]

Alizai was appointed as the General Director for the ARDP for five years.[citation needed] He became the director of the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan stationed in the south-west zone for three years right after he left the organization in 2001.[citation needed]

Alizai started his other job as the director for the general directorate of Counter-Narcotic at East zone, from 2005 to 2008. He was then appointed to assist the central government and government strategies, and was assigned to work as the deputy governor for the east Nangarhar provincial government office for one ending in 2008 but due to the needs and repeated asks of the central government he got an assignment as the deputy governor for the Kabul government office, where he could be more helpful to the government and the people of Afghanistan. He was the deputy governor in Kabul Province for three years starting from 2008. Currently, Alizai is the acting governor of Kabul Province since April 2011 after Zabihullah Mojaddidy resigned.


Preceded by
Zabihullah Mojaddidy
Governor of Kabul, Afghanistan
Succeeded by