Afghan Biographies

Basir, Ghulam Abbas Dr.


Name Basir, Ghulam Abbas Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1968
Function/Grade Minister of Higher Education
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Higher Education:
Danesh, (201001)
Danesh, Minister Designate Higher Education (20100626), no vote of confidence.
Danesh, Acting Minister of Higher Education (2010)
Dr. Mohammad Azam Dadfar (2009-201001), acting Minister till 20120305.
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid (20120305 -20140930)
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Acting Minister of Higher Education (20141001)
acting Minister of Higher Education Muhammad Osman Baburi (20141209)
Mrs Prof Farida Mohmand (20150418, 20161114 appeached and acting)
Abdul Latif Rushan Abdul Latif Roshan (20171030) acting resigned (20171122)
Khwaja Omari (20171122, 20171204 confirmed)
Abdul Tawab Balakarzai (20190526, 20200831)
Dr. Abbar Basir (20200831, 20201121)

Deputy Minister of Higher Education:
Prof. M. Osman Babury Babari, Deputy Minister for academic Affairs (20100119),
Mohammad Sarwar Danish (20100118),
Ass Prof. Dr. Gul Hassan Walizai (20120912)
Abdul Tawab Balakarzai (20181100, 20190322)
Financial and Administrative Deputy Ministry of Higher Education:
Ahmad Seyar Mahjor, (20170311)



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)
Deputy Director-General, Foreign Affairs Chief negotiator (201005)
NEPA (2009-2011)
2nd Vice President Khalili's Chief of Staff (20130108)
Avicenna University Master's Program Instructor
Senior presidential advisor (20150425, 20160726)
Representative of Karim Khalili (20180114)
Minister of Higher Education (20200831, 20201121)
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)

Abbas Basir was approved as minister of higher education by getting 197 votes in favor, 22 votes against, 13 invalid votes and 14 unmarked votes. (20201121)

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