Amir Muhammad Akhundzada

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Amir Muhammad Akhundzada
Provincial Governor Amir Mohammad Akhundzada (Cropped).jpg
Akhundzada in 2013.
Governor of Nimruz Province
In office
12 March 2014 – 19 May 2015
Preceded by Mohammad Sarwar Subat
Succeeded by Muhammad Samiullah
Governor of Uruzgan Province
In office
3 April 2012 – 10 March 2014
Preceded by Mohammad Omar Shirzad
Succeeded by Amanullah Taimori
Personal details
Born 1977 (age 39–40)
Zamindawar, Helmand Province, Republic of Afghanistan
Relations Sher Mohammad Akhundzada (brother)

Amir Muhammad Akhundzada is a politician in Afghanistan, He is Ex-Governor of Nimruz province.[1][2] He was previously the governor of Oruzgan province.[3] Prior to that he served as Deputy Governor of Helmand province.[4]

The Sunday Times (London) reported that the British government requested Mohammad Daoud should replace Akhundzada's brother Sher Mohammed Akhundzada as Helmand's governor before they sent 4,000 troops to Helmand.[4] The British requested Daoud's replacement because he has a reputation for corruption, ties to Afghanistan's Opium industry, and ties to the Taliban.[5]

The Sunday Times described the Hamid Karzai Presidency's appointment of Amir as Deputy Governor as one indication that they were trying to undermine Daoud's efforts to suppress the Opium Trade.[4] Both Daoud and Amir were replaced on December 10, 2006.


  1. ^ Jahanmal, Zabiullah (2014-08-21). "Nimruz Residents Unfamiliar with Afghani Banknotes". Tolo News. Afghanistan. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  2. ^ Jalal, Shams (2014-03-28). "Nimroz governor survives Taliban assault". Pajhwok Afghan News. Afghanistan. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  3. ^ McCormick, Jessi (2014-03-28). "Provincial governor makes historic visit to Khas Uruzgan". Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. United States. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  4. ^ a b c Christina Lamb, Michael Smith (2006-12-10). "Sacked Afghan leader blames opium mafia". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  5. ^ Ron Synovitz (2006-06-16). "Plan To Recruit Militia As Police Sparks Concern". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 

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