Hakim Taniwal

Hakim Taniwal

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Hakim Taniwal (Pashto: حکيم تڼيوال) was the Governor of Paktia province in Afghanistan until he was killed by a suicide bomber on 10 September 2006, at the age of 63. sidebar Suicide bomber kills Afghan governor Prior to his governorship of Paktia, Taniwal had governed the difficult province of Khost, near the border with Pakistan, where al-Qaeda had established training camps during the time of the Taliban and later took refuge in the Tora Bora mountains.

Taniwal was an Afghan exile teaching Sociology in Australia before returning to Afghanistan to take the governorship. Lacking the military background, and the associated questionable human rights record, of so many of the country's past and present politicians, Taniwal was considered an effective and honest administrator before his death.and also Hakim Taniwal brought Khost Shikh Zayed univefsity to khost city, and he signed the contract of Gardez and khost road for these rigions peoples by his struggles. he was one countryest and love to his country men.editd by Awaljan Taniwal Gardez

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  • article Assassination could destabilise east Afghanistan published 11 September 2006 "Governor Taniwal is the highest-ranking Afghan official to be killed since the Taliban insurgency began."

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