Afghan Biographies

Anwar, Abdul Basir Dr.


Name Anwar, Abdul Basir Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1952
Function/Grade Minister of Justice
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Justice:
Mohammad Sarwar Danish (2009),
Prof. Habibullah Ghaleb (20100100-20140320) died 20 Mar 2014
acting Minister Qanunwal Seyyed Yusef Halim Sayed Yousuf Halimi (20141208, 20150207)
Dr. Abdul Basir Anwar (20150418, 20161114)

Ministry Spokesman:
Ahmad Farid Najibi (20110318)

Deputy Ministers:
Dr. Mohammad Qaasem Qasim Hashemzai, Professional Deputy Minister to Ministry of Justice,
Prof. Abdul Qadir Adalat Khwah, Administrative Deputy of Ministry of Justice (20091201),
Sayed Yousouf Aleem Sayed Yosuf Haleem, Professional Deputy Minister  (20120619)
Sayed Mohammad “Hashemi”, Deputy Minister of Administration (20120619)

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy minister of Public Health
Adviser on social affairs to president Karzai
Minister of Justice (20150418, 20161114)

3. Biodata:
Abdul Basir Anwar son of Abdul Qayum was born 1952 in the Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province. Anwar graduated from Naderia High School. He has a Bachelor degree from Kabul Medical University. According to this Pajhwok report, he also holds MA degrees in Political Science and Islamic Studies. During the mujahedin time, he served as head of Hezb-e Islami’s health committee and as a member of the party’s executive committee. Anwar is a member of Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan (the political party led by Arghandiwal, not the fighting branch led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar). During the Rabbani government, Anwar was deputy minister of Public Health. He was a member of the constitution commission at the Constitution Loya Jirga and served as an adviser on social affairs to president Karzai. Abdul Basir Anwar has been picked as Justice Minister.(20150321) He was confirmed by Wolesi Jirga.(20150418)

The Minister of Justice Abdul Basir Anwar secured the vote of confidence from the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga.(20161114)

Last Modified 2016-11-14
Established 2015-03-22