Ismail Khan/Former Herat Govener
14 October 2004
Ismail Khan/Former Herat Govener.
Ismail Khan ruled Herat with an iron fist until 2 months ago.
Described by many as a warlord and seen by others as an oracle. In a vine clad gazebo placed in his well kept gardens he holds court before a gathering of his supporters and those seeking favours or council. After dispensing his wisdom he prays alongside his followers who shower him with rose petals in a display of honour.