Mohammad Halim Fidai

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Mohammad Halim Fidai
Governor of Wardak, Afghanistan
Assumed office
24 July 2008
Preceded byAbdul Jabbar Naeemi
Governor of Logar
Assumed office
19 May 2015
Preceded byNiyaz Mohammad Amiri
In office
28 October 2013 – 2 December 2013
Preceded byArsala Jamal
Succeeded byNiyaz Mohammad Amiri
Personal details
Born (1970-12-28) December 28, 1970 (age 48)
Sharana, Paktika Province, Afghanistan

Mohammad Halim Fidai was appointed as the Governor of Wardak Province in Central Afghanistan on July 24, 2008. Fidai an independent politician, the youngest among the 34 governors of Afghanistan. During his recent[when?] trip to Europe, Fidai strongly criticized international media for underestimating the progress being made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime and for spreading disinformation.


Fidai has worked for over 14 years with international not-for profit and for-profit organizations mostly American NGOs delivering services in the areas of Education, Emergency, Relief, Development, Civil Society, Human Rights, Women Empowerment and Public Administration. He has extensive experience in management, administration and development areas. Fidai has also been the founding President of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Afghanistan for 18 months. He has remained as the editor, reporter and journalist during his work with various Afghan media organization as well. Fidai enjoys strong relations with the population from all parts of the country and with the international community working in Afghanistan.
Fidai’s native language is Pashto; however, he can speak and write Dari, Arabic, Urdu and English fluently. He has widely traveled to the countries of Central Asia, South Asia, Europe and Middle East. Fidai has been the member of the following networks: Central Eurasia Leadership Academy (CELA), Center of Coordination of Civil Society Organizations, Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association, Paktika Social and Developmental Society, Pajhwok Afghan News Agency, and other adhock networks.


Preceded by
Abdul Jabbar Naeemi
Governor of Wardak, Afghanistan
Succeeded by