Balkh Governor Atta Muhammad Noor son of Noor Muhammad was born in Balkh provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif in 1964. He is married and has seven children, five sons and two daughters. 
He completed his secondary education in Qazi Hamiduddin School in Mazar-e-Sharif and in 2004 graduated from Bakhter High School there. 
After graduation from High School, he started Jihad and joined the Shaheed Zabihullah Jihadi faction with Jamiat-e-Islami Party. According to his official website ( :“In 2008 after completing BA in a number of universities in US, he received his Master’s degree from Tajikistan in law and international business in 2012. In addition he received an honorary degree from Balkh Education Faculty and a doctorate honorary degree from Balkh University and currently he is a doctorate class student in Tajikistan governmental University.  
 After Jihad in 1992 he served as Jamiat-e-Islami party military and political head in northern zone, in 1993 as commander of 7th military corps, in 1998 as political and military head in north and also he was Afghanistan Islamic State’s High Council member. Dari is his native language and he can speak a little Pashto.