Rahmatullah Rahmat

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Rahmatullah Rahmat
رحمت الله رحمت
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Governor of Paktia Province, Afghanistan
In office
September 2006 – 17 December 2007[1]
Preceded by Hakim Taniwal
Succeeded by Juma Khan Hamdard
Political Affairs Officer UNAMA
In office
June 2008 – June 2012
Provincial governor Paktia Province, Afghanistan
In office
June 2006 – September 2007
Political Affairs Assistant UNAMA Paktia Province, Afghanistan
In office
June 2005 – September 2006
Personal details
Born (1950-05-02) 2 May 1950 (age 67)
Rodat District, Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Habiba rahmat(1979-now) 6 sons and 7 daughters
Profession Political analyst , Politician

Rahmatullah rahmat (Pashto: رحمت الله رحمت ‎) (born 1950) is an Afghan politician. He served as the Governor of Paktia province from 2006 to 2007. He was appointed to the position after the assassination of Hakim Taniwal. Rahmat was previously an official of the UNAMA mission in the east of the country. . He was born in Rodat distract Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan to Mohammad Ibrahim. He completed his secondary education in Ihdad High school located in Rodat distract, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan[2]

Life and education[edit]

Rahmatullah Rahmat was born in 1950 in Rodat District in Nangarhar Province. He is an ethnic Pashtun from the Mohmand tribe whose father was a mullah in Nangahar. He attended primary and secondary school in Rodat and later received degrees from the Kabul teacher training academy (1969) and from Tashkent University in Uzbekistan (1987). He also studied in Moscow in 1987-89 where he received a political science certificate from the Moscow Social Science Institute.

Personal information[edit]

Rahmat is married and has 13 children (one wife) 6 Sons and 7 daughters . His permanent residence is in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.

Working experience[edit]

Rahmat served as a teacher and school administrator both in Nangarhar and Kabul from 1969 until the mid 1980s. The communist regime tabbed him to be Deputy Governor of Nangarhar province in 1986, and he continued in that position until 1993. Rahmat was absent from his post, however, during 1987-89 in order to further his education in the Soviet Union. He resigned as Deputy Governor in 1992 due to his opposition to government policies. Following the fall of the communist regime, he worked in several positions within the Nangarhar chapter of De Sule Au Islami Warorwalai Jabha ("Islamic Brotherhood and Peace Organization") that strove unsuccessfully to reconcile the disparate resistance groups in post-jihad Afghanistan. In 1994 he began a career with KABUL international NGOs active in the country. He served as local supervisor for IRC programs in Nangarhar (1994–97), and as a field assistant for IOM in Farah Province (2000) before holding positions with UNAMA, including senior political assistant, from 2002 until his appointment as Governor of Paktia in November 2006.He speaks Dari, Pashto, and some English and Russian (comprehension appears adequate but limited speaking ability)


  1. ^ Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at NPS - Home. Nps.edu. Retrieved on 2012-11- 13.
  2. ^ Leading News Resource of Pakistan. Daily Times (2007-05-18). Retrieved on 2012-11-13.
Preceded by
Hakim Taniwal
Governor of Paktia Province, Afghanistan
Succeeded by