Serving as the governor of Ghazni province since May 16, 2010, Musa Khan Akbarzada, the son of Haji Akbar, was born in 1950 in Syed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province.
He completed his primary education at the same district and graduated from the military academy in 1979. Akbarzada was enrolled to the Jawahar Lal Nehru University in India in 1980 to pursue his higher studies and later studied military education at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for one year.
Akbarzada taught at the Hazat Ali Military University until 1984 and had been responsible for international relations of the Ittihadi Islami's military wing until 1992.
In 1995, he served as consulate general in Peshawar, Pakistan, during the government of Burhanuddin Rabbani and before that he was a general in the Afghan National Army, during the time of the Daud Khan administration in the 1970s..
In 1969, Akbarzada worked as deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He had served as head of the Agriculture, Development and Reconstruction Organization from 2001 to 2005. Between 2002 and 2009, he worked as chief of a trade and construction firm.
An ethnic Pashtun from the Ahmadzai tribe, he can speak Dari, English and Arabic. He is a member of the Dawat-i-Islami group previously known Ittihadi-i-Islami.