Amanullah Zadran

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For other uses, see Amanullah Khan (disambiguation).

Amanullah Khan Zadran is a citizen of Afghanistan who has held several prominent positions of power.[1][2]

Amanullah was a Taliban leader, who defected after the American invasion, and who Afghan President Hamid Karzai appointed to his cabinet as Minister of Tribal and Border Affairs in December 2001.[1][2]

Amanullah's older brother, Pacha Khan Zadran, whose forces had always resisted the Taliban, had been briefly appointed the Governor of Paktia in December 2001, had fought with other tribal militia leaders, had been replaced by a newly appointed governor, and had refused to willingly surrender power.[3] American forces eventually took a role in this local civil war, and characterized Pacha Khan Zadran a renegade, and he went underground. The BBC reported that both Amanullah and Pacha Khan were handed over to the Afghan authorities by Pakistani authorities in February 2004.


  1. ^ a b "Afghan power brokers: Playing the tribal loyalty card". Christian Science Monitor. 2002-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-08. The Zadrans are the largest tribe in southeastern Afghanistan – important enough that last December Karzai appointed one of Khan's younger brothers, Amanullah Zadran, as his minister of borders and tribal affairs. 
  2. ^ a b Waldman, Amy (2001-12-28). "A Nation Challenged: Disputed attack; Fluid Loyalties Are Laid Bare By a U.S. Raid". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan hands over Afghan rebel". BBC News. 2004-02-05. Retrieved 2009-06-19.