Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri:
 Son of Haji Abdullah Khan, Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri was born in Sayed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province in 1962.
 He completed his primary education in his hometown. He has bachelor degree from the sciences faculty of Kabul Universtiy. He served as a lecturer at Daut and Jihad varsity during the war against soviet occupation.
He worked in various international organizations inside the country. Nasiri served as adviser at the ministry of refuges and repatriation, member of policy committee at the ministry of counternarcotics, advisor to President Hamid Karzai as well as governors of Paktia and Badghis provinces.
Nasiri discharges his duties as governor of Zabul province since 2009. Earlier, he had affiliation with the Itehad-i-Islami party led by Prof. Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayaf. He speaks Pashtu, Dari, English and Arabic languages.