Ministry of the Interior (Afghanistan)
Interior Affairs Ministry Emblem
|Jurisdiction||Government of Afghanistan|
|Headquarters||Shahri Naw Kabul, Afghanistan|
The Ministry of Interior Affairs (Pashto: د افغانستان د کورنیو چارو وزارت ) is headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is responsible for law enforcement in Afghanistan. It maintains the Afghan National Police, Afghan Special Narcotics Force, Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan, and the Afghan Public Protection Force. It also supervises the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Centers (GDPDC).
List of ministers
The Minister is also the Cabinet member responsible for the administration of Afghanistan's Provinces.
|Mohammad Gul Khan Momand||1930s|
|Abdul Qadir Nuristani||1975 - ?|
|Khairullah Khairkhwa||1997 - 1998||
|Abdur Razzaq||? — May 2000 — ?|
|Yunus Qanuni||December 7, 2001 — 19 June 2002|
|Taj Mohammad Wardak||19 June 2002 — January 28, 2003|
|Ali Ahmad Jalali||January 28, 2003 — September 27, 2005||
|Ahmad Moqbel Zarar||September 28, 2005 — October 11, 2008||
|Mohamad Hanif Atmar||October 11, 2008 — July 2010|
|Bismillah Khan Mohammadi||July 2010 — September 2012|
|Mujtaba Patang||15 September 2012 — 22 July 2013|
|Mohammad Omar Daudzai||1 September 2013 — 9 December 2014|
|Mohammad Ayub Salangi
|9 December 2014 - 27 January 2015|
|Nur ul-Haq Ulumi||27 January 2015 — 24 February 2016|
|Taj Muhammad Jahid||24 February 2016 — present|
Areas of responsibility
- Afghan Local Police
- Afghan National Police
- Afghan Border Police
- Afghan Special Narcotics Force
- Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan
- Afghan Public Protection Force
During the Taliban's administration
Mohammad Khaksar a former Taliban deputy Minister of the Interior is notable because he is reported to have been spying on the Taliban. Khaksar was assassinated on January 14, 2006 by Taliban gunmen.
Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts described Khirullah Khairkhwa as a former Taliban Minister of the Interior.[dead link] However, during his second annual Administrative Review Board hearing Khirullah Khairkhwa disputed this allegation.
- "Afghanistan: Top Security Official Resigns Amid Controversy". Radio Free Europe. September 28, 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- : Official Site of the Afghan Public Protection Force.
- State Department Human Rights Report
- Scott Baldauf, Owais Tohid (May 8, 2003). "Taliban appears to be regrouped and well-funded: A new hierarchy of leaders has emerged across parts of Afghanistan.". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- "Background paper on Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Afghanistan" (PDF). United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. April 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 21, 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2007.
- "Qanooni talks tough against Pak". The Tribune (India). December 7, 2001. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- Mudassir Ali Shah (September 30, 2005). "Karzai, Musharraf vow joint anti-terror drive". Daily Times. Pakistan. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- Afghan President, Pressured, Reshuffles Cabinet by John F. Burns, New York Times, October 11, 2008
- "Afghan president condemns assassination of former interior minister". People's Daily. January 16, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- Scott Baldauf (October 15, 2004). "Peaceful vote diminishes Taliban: The Afghan rebels had threatened violence to disrupt Saturday's elections, but failed to deliver.". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2007-02-27.
- OARDEC (October 7, 2005). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Khairkhwa, Khirullah Said Wali" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 38–41. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
- OARDEC (June 16, 2006). "Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Khairkhwa, Khirullah Said Wali" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 83–85. Retrieved 2007-10-07.[dead link]
- OARDEC (June 2006). "Summary of Administrative Review Board Proceedings for ISN 579" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. 34–44. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
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