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Over 100 Afghan officials performing Hajj this year

Over 100 Afghan officials performing Hajj this year

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5 Jul 2022 - 17:00
Over 100 Afghan officials performing Hajj this year
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5 Jul 2022 - 17:00

KABUL (Pajhwok): About 107  government officials have travelled to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj this year¸ Pajhwok Afghan News findings show.

The officials include cabinet members, governors, police chiefs, deputy police chiefs, mayors and directors from Kabul different provinces.

The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs says quotas for pilgrims have been determined based on the populations of the provinces and districts.

Of them, 572 are nomadic Kochis, one percent refugees, one percent relatives of martyrs and disabled and a small number of government servants.

According to the MoHRA, about 13,582 people have travelled to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year. The Hajj flight operation has been completed.

Officials in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Bakhtar News Agency tweeted that Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar had arrived in Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj.

Last week, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran tweeted: “We had witnessed the time when we were not allowed to go for Hajj. But today, AlhamdoLillah, Khairullah Khairkha, minister of information, and Interior Minister Anas Haqqani are in Makkah — chanting Labaik laka Labaik.”

Some users of social media also shared the photos of Mullah Fazil Mazlum offering prayers at Masjid-ul-Nabavi.

Amar Yasir, a member of the government’s political office, also tweeted two days ago that he had left Kabul for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

Some sources confirmed to Pajhwok that 111 more officials had gone to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

No Name Job-specification Job category
1 Mawlavi Mohammad Amin Umari Maidan Wardak Governor Governors
2 Qudratullah Abu Hamza Balkh Governor
3 Qari Hafeez Pahlawan Faryab Governor
4 Mawlavi Abdullah Mukhtar Paktika Governor
5 Mawlavi Abdul Rahman Kunduzi Samangan Governor
6 Mohammad Ali Jan Mohammadi Paktia Governor
7 Qari Zainul Abidin Laghman Governor
8 Abdul Sammad Javid Badghis Governor
9 Mohammad Qasim Khalid Kunar Governor
10 Haji Rashid Daikundi Deputy Governor Deputy Governors
11 Mullah Mohammad Nabi Usmani Nimroz Deputy  Governor
12 Mawlavi Mohibullah Hammas Paktia Deputy Governor
13 Abdullah Haqqani Kunar Deputy Governor
14 Mawlavi Abdul Rahman Aslami Samangan Deputy Governor
15 Mullah Nadir Haqjo Sar-i-Pul Deputy Governor
16 Habiburrahman Suhaib Kunduz Deputy Governor
17 Shaikh Esmatullah Nuristan  Deputy Governor
18 Mawlavi Abdul Karim Jihadyar Farah
19 Mawlavi Nasir Hilal  Sharan City Mayor Mayors
20 Mawlavi Abdul Ghafoor Haidari Maidan Shahr City  Mayor
21 Aminullah Sharifi Ferozkoh City Mayor
22 Qudratullah Tariq Mazar-i-Sharif City Mayor
23 Mohammad Sharif Elham Gardez City Mayor
24 Mawlavi Zahir Khadem Farah City Mayor
25 Shad Mohammad Chief of Staff MoLSMD Directors/Officers
26 Mawlavi Abdul Qayyoum Farooqi Paktika Hajj Dept Head
27 Zabihullah Noorani Balkh Cultural Dept Head
28 Noor Mohammad Waseeq Balkh NISA Head
29 Abdullah Tarin Small Mines Dept Head
30 Hafiz Farid Smlal Mines Dept Head
31 Mawlavi Shaheen Balkh DAB Head
32 Mawlavi Mohibullah Jahid Panjsher Governor Chief of Staff
33 Mawlavi Fazal Rahman Mustaghfar Nimroz Hajj Dept Head
34 Mawlavi Mohammad Noor Khalil Dakundi Governor Chief of Staff
35 Abdul Haleem Agha Panjsher PWD Dept Head
36 Asadullah Erfani Dakundi Hajj Dept Head
37 Matiullah Rohani Kunduz Cultural Dept Head
38 Mawlavi Amanullah Hassan Kunduz Agriculture Dept Head
39 Abdul Ghafoor Shaheedzoy Kunduz Governor Chief of Staff
40 Mawlavi Zia ul Haq Hanafi Kunduz Haj Dept Head
41 Shikh Azizullah Kunduz Justice Dept Head
42 Mawlavi Asadullah Kunduz RRD Dept Head
43 Mawlavi Bari Dad Badghis Governor Chif of Staff
44 Mawlavi Mohammad Sabir Umar Parwan Vice Virtue Dept Head
45 Abdul Rafuf Saeed Paktia Agriculture Dept Head
46 Mawlavi Ameer Moh. Haqqani Faryab Governor Chief Staff
47 Mawlavi Abdul Razzaq Marzaqi Badghis Justice Dept Head
48 Mawlavi Ahmad Saeed Faryab Appellant Court Head
49 Mawlavi Gul Wali Muttaqi Maidan Education Dept Head
50 Mullah Jumma Haqyar Sar-i-Pul RRD Dept Head
51 Mawlavi Abdul Hakeem Hamid Maidan Economy Dept Head
52 Mawlavi Ismael Rahmani Badghis Hajj Dept Head
53 Mufti Mohammad Mubashir Sar-i-Pul MoWSLMD Head
54 Mawlavi Samar Gul Mazhari Maidan Transport Dept Head
55 Mawlavi Waheedullah Rashid Maidan RRD Dept Head
56 Mawlavi Faiz Mohammad Laghman DAB Dept Head
57 Mohammad Edress Ghor RRD Dept Head
58 Abdul Wakeel Motawakeel Ghor Social Affairs Dept Head
59 Mawlavi Syed Shamsuddin Badghis Mining Dept Head
60 Abdul Karim Abu Shoiab Ghor PWD Head
61 Mawlavi Jamaluddin Badghis Border Dept Head
62 Mohammad Esa Adalat Ghor Hajj Dept Head
63 Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi Ghor Agriculture Dept Head
64 Abdul Hafeez Panjsher Hajj Dept Head
65 Abdul Razzeq Marzaqi Badghis Justice Dept Head
66 Mawlavi Abdul Qadir Umari Laghman Hajj Dept Head
67 Mawlavi Ghulam Rahman Kazeem Nangarhar Canal Dept Head
68 Mawlavi Abdul Wakeel Naqi Uruzgan irrigation Dept Head
69 Mawlavi Hizbullah Takhar Education Dept Head
70 Mawlavi Shamsullah Mohammadi Bamyan Hajj Dept Head
71 Mawlavi Abdul Qayyoum Hilal Paktika Police chief Commanders
72 Abdul Sattar Sabir Badghis Police Chief
73 Mohammad Yousuf Jamalzai Nuristan Police chief
74 Mawlavi Mohammad Umar Mukhles Paktia Police chief
75 Mawlavi Qeyyam Nangarhar Police chief
76 Sardar Mohammad Ayubi Nimroz Police chief
77 Mohammad Din Shah Mohabat Logar Police chief
78 Mawlavi Abdul Baseer Mazhari Sar-i-Pul Police chief
79 Mohammad Sharif Haleemi Maidan Wardak Police chief
80 Mawlavi Najeebullah Emran Kunduz Ali Abad District Police chief
81 Mawlavi Faisal Laghman Police chief
82 Mullah Sediqullah Abid Daikundi
83 Mawlavi Edress Provincial Brigade Commander
84 Qari Mohibullah Umar Badakhshan Garrison Deputy head
85 Abdul Wakeel Badkhshan Salesh Corp Commander
86 Qari Salahuddin Ayubi MoRRD Deputy Minister Other Officials
87 Mawlavi Syed Ahmad Sajid Commissar of Abu Nasar Port
88 Mawlavi Feroz Nimroz NSIA Head
89 Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashaf Badakhshan Governor Secretary
90 Mawlavi Wajeehuddin Badakhshan Religious Edu Head
91 Mawlavi Mahmood Ezam Kandahar Governor Spokesperson
92 Qari Zahiddulah Alingar District Chief
93 Mawlavi Abdul Razzaq Warduj District Chief
94 Mawlavi Abdul Hai Nimroz Police Spokesperson
95 Mawlavi Aminulhaq Panjsher Judiciary member
96 Mawlavi Mansour Kunduz City 3rd District Police Chief
97 Ghazanfar Sayyad District Chief
98 Salam Aka Ali Abad District Chief
99 Mawlavi Shah Rhman Pansher Hajj Dept Spokesperson
100 Raz Muhammad Badghis Agriculture Dept Head
101 Syed Hassan Bamyan Hajj Dpt Head

Some performing Hajj at own expense

Zabihullah Mujahid, the government’s chief spokesman, said the officials who have gone for Hajj were obliged to perform the ritual

Previously, he added, the officials were denied permission due to the coronavirus and security concerns. “Now there is an opportunity. No one can be stopped performing their duty.”

He said the officials had tasked their deputies to avoid delays in routine work. They were in Saudi Arabia for Hajj at their own expense, he explained.

Other officials

Fazal Mohammad Hussaini, media director for MoHRA, told Pajhwok this year about 13,582 people from          Afghanistan were performing Hajj and the flight operation had been completed.

Pajhwok asked the Ministry of Hajj to share the number of pilgrims and the list of government officials from different provinces. The ministry, however, did not provide the details.

Hussaini insisted: “The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs provides same services to all pilgrims, whether government officials or ordinary people. I cannot say who will go and who will not but those who have gone there are known to us as pilgrims.”

A delegation from the ministry had travelled to Makkah earlier to arrange for pilgrims teachers, accommodation, transport, food, tents and other services in Mina and Arafat.

According to a Pajhwok report, in the solar year 1391, about 3,000 government servants had gone on Hajj without participating in any draw. Every minister, parliament member and governor had introduced two persons each for Hajj.

In the solar year 1398, former president Ashraf Ghani had underlined the need for reducing the participation of government officials in the process.


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