Nasiruddin Haqqani: The Haqqani Network’s Emissary and Fundraiser

Nasiruddin Haqqani (a.k.a. Dr Khan), was born in Nika district of Paktika Province, Afghanistan sometime in the year 1972. Unlike his illustrious warlord father and notorious brothers and relatives, Nasiruddin Haqqani maintains a relatively low public profile. Yet, he has maintained a responsible position in the hierarchy. It was learned that following the death in October 2011 of Janbaz Zadran, a senior commander of the Haqqani network tasked with handling communications, the network’s ever growing financial life-line has been managed by Nasiruddin and Badruddin, while Sirajuddin has maintained the overall command of the network, since 2005.…

Militant Leadership Monitor, Vol.3 (8), August 24, 2012