Biography of Attaullah Ludin, Member of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Mawlawi Attaullah Ludin, son of Mawlawi Shams-ur-Rahman Kamawi was born in 1961 in Kama district of Nangarhar province.
He completed his primary education in Kama district and his secondary education up to the 14th grade at Najm-ul Madares School in Nangarhar.
Mawlawi Ludin emigrated abroad in the year 1979 and participated in the jihad against the Russians until 1992.
As commander, he led a group of Mujahideen. When the Islamic government came to power, Mawlawi Ludin was appointed as the General Director of the Nangarhar Provincial Prosecutor's Office in 1992, and was a senior member of the Eastern Council as well.
After the fall of the Mujahideen during the Taliban era, Mawlawi Ludin resumed his studies and obtained a bach-elor's degree in Islamic, jurisprudence and Arabic from the Wefaq Al-madares School in Pakistan.
In 2001, with the coming to power of the interim government, he was reappointed as the Chief Justice of Nangarhar Province and then was appointed as the General Director of Appeals in Kabul Province.
Mawlawi Ludin was elected as the people's representative in the Wolesi Jirga in 2005 and in 2010 became the deputy of the High Peace Council. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the governor of Nangarhar province.
After resigning from governors’ position in Nangarhar province, where he was also the deputy chair of the High Peace Council, he obtained his master's degree in jurisprudence and law. The subject of his master's thesis is "Selling Auctions and Tenders from the Point of View of Jurisprudence and Law". Mr. Ludin is currently a mem-ber of the House of elders and chairman of the National Ulema Council.
He has also been a member of the Emergency Loya Jirga, the Consultative Loya Jirga, the Regional Safety Jirga, and some other Jirgas.