Afghan Biographies

Salangi, Abdul Basir LtGen (retd)

Name Salangi, Abdul Basir LtGen (retd)
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1962
Function/Grade Ex Governor
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions of Lt Gen Abdul Basir Salangi:
Chief of Police for Kabul (2003),
Chief of Police Kandahar (2004),
Chief of Police Maidan Wardak Province (2004-2005),
Chief of Police Nangahar (2006)
Deputy Governor Parwan Province (2007),
Provincial Governor Parwan Province (20090506 -20150608)
Provincial Governor Farah (20180128, 20181031)

3. Biodata:
Salangi_Abdul_BasirGeneral Abdul Basir Salangi was born in 1962 in Salang district of the province. He completed his primary education in his native village while went to Ansari district of Kabul province to get his secondary education.

During the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan, Salangi left school and joined mujahideen led by Ahmad Shah Masoud.
Soon after the collapse of Dr. Najibullah, Ahmad Shah Masoud appointed him security in charge for the Shashdark, Sedarat, Pul-i-Mahmood Khan, Ganizion, and radio and television localities in Kabul.

During Burhanuddin Rabani tenure, he was declared as brigadier general and was appointed as head of the 851 military corps. He then completed a two year military course. In 1995, he was promoted to the rank of major general and was appointed as head of the military division number 35.

During President Hamid Karzai’s first era, he served as Kabul police chief and was given the military rank of Lieutenant General.
Back in 1994 and 1996, he served as Maidan Wardak police chief and Nangarhar police chief respectively.

Salangi was appointed as Parwan deputy governor in 1997. In 2009, he was appointed as Parwan provincial governor. He speaks Pashto, Dari and English fluently.Governor Parwan (200090506) Lt Gen Abdul Basir Salangi assumed office of the governor of the central Parwan province. He was a middle level commander of Jamiat, Shura-e Nazar party of Ahmed Shah Massoud (killed on September 9, 2001). Human Rights Watch is listing him as a Human Rights Abuser.


Abdul Basir Salangi) Nangahar Police Chief.Tajik from Parwan. Joined the Taliban for a short period and then fought against them. CoPof Kabul until March 2003, where he appointed relatives alleged to have tortured and extorted money from innocent people. CoP of Wardak April 2004 to January 2006, when he was transferred to Nangarhar. In Wardak, maintained ties to knowncriminals. During the Kabul University protests in mid-2002, he allegedly ordered troops to openfire against the students. Several studentswere killed and some were detained and tortured,reportedly under his orders. Appears to have been intimately involved in forced evictions and destruction of houses in Shirpur. Allegedly part of a drug trafficking circle.(Cable 532 US Embassy Kabul 20060706).


Salangi  a former jihadi commander and former deputy governor of the province was introduced as new governor of the province in a gathering held in this connection in provincial capital Charikar. At the gathering of over 1000 people, he said he would pay more attention to providing clean water and construction of roads, health centers and schools.

Salangi along with Chief of Police Abdul Rahman Syedkheli were once again accused of illegal land grabs in the Barikab area in March 2010. He was formerly associated with Jamiat-e Islami and remains close to General Fahim Qasim. Government officials said that Governor of Parwan Baseer Salangi has grabbed Badam Bagh [an area mapped for a green park] in police district four (PD4) of Kabul city.(20110719)

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the office of Parwan Province Governor Abdul Basir Salangi as the governor's car was leaving the compound. He was not hurt.(20110621). Salangi denied the allegations made by a number of media outlets that he has confiscated Government-owned lands in Kabul and Parwan provinces.(20110802)

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a group of six gunmen and suicide bombers stormed the compound of Parwan Governor Abdul Basir Salangi on 20110814 after militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the entrance. The attack occurred as a security meeting involving the governor, the local police chief and at least two NATO advisors was underway. Salangi was not hurt.

Salangi has grabbed land in North Kabul which came to light after authorities visited the site to clear the constructed buildings and reclaime the land in Badam Bagh area.(20160326)

Abdul Salangi ist the 1st running mate of Presidential Election 2019 Candidate Shaida Abdali.

He speaks Dari and English.

Last Modified 2019-07-28
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