Abdul Jabbar Naeemi

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Abdul Jabbar Naeemi
Naeemi addressing the media in 2010
Governor of Wardak, Afghanistan
In office
March 2005 – 12 May 2008
Succeeded by Mohammad Halim Fidai
Incumbent
Assumed office
Governor of Khost Province
Preceded by  ?
Personal details
Religion Sunni Islam

Abdul Jabbar Naeemi is an Afghan diplomat and politician. He is the current Governor of Khost Province in Afghanistan. At one time he served as a representative from Kandahar Province to the Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly). In 2004 he was Hamid Karzai's election agent in Pakistan, where he campaigned for Karzai and worked on educating local Afghans about the democratic process.

After the presidential elections, Naeemi became the Governor of Wardak Province, which is located 30 kilometers west of Kabul. Since taking up this position he has received credit for re-establishing order in the province, a former Taliban stronghold, and for drastically reducing the cultivation of opium.

He is a follower of the Pashtun spiritual leader Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, and a member of Gailani's National Islamic Front party.

In early 2010 Abdul was appointed governor of Khost Province.[1]

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Preceded by
[?]
Governor of Wardak Province
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Mohammad Halim Fidai
Preceded by
[?]
Governor of Khost Province
2010–present
Succeeded by