Afghan Biographies

Ghulam Abbas Basir Dr.


Name Ghulam Abbas Basir Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1968
Function/Grade Ex Chief of Staff
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy and acting head of the Department of Cultural Relations at the ministry of foreign affairs (2003-2006)
Afghan Embassy Delhi, First Secretary (2006-2009)
NEPA (2009-2011)
2nd Vice President Khalili's Chief of Staff (20130108)

3. Biodata:
Dr Ghulam Abbas Basir is a Hazara from Ghazni province and was born in 1968. He has a Masters degree in Sharia from the Global Centre for Islamic Studies in Qum, Iran, and a PhD and a second Masters in International Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He was chief of staff for Second Vice President Karim Khalili from 2011 until 2014. Before that, he served as senior adviser and policy deputy for the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), as first secretary at the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi and as deputy and acting head of the Department of Cultural Relations at the ministry of foreign affairs. Dr. Abbas Basir was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as Minister of Public Works.(20150112) Wolesi Jirga rejected Nominee for the Ministry of Public Works Abbas Basir rejected by 131 votes, 85 in favor, 19 blank, and eight invalid.(20150128)

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