Afghan Biographies

Jan, Baba Abdul Wahid Rahman Maj Gen Babajan

Name Jan, Baba Abdul Wahid Rahman Maj Gen Babajan
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Commander 707th Pamir Zone
History and Biodata

1. Former 707th Police Zone Commanders:
Ameen Sharif (20101013)
Gen Maj Asmatullah Dawlatzai Brig Gen Asmatullah Daulatzai (20110128, 20120928, 20130128 -20151015)
Brig Gen Mir Amanullah Gozar (20151015)
Maj Gen Babajan (20160210)

Deputy police chief for the 707th police zone:
Gen. Nabi Jan Mullahkhel (20110928)
707th Pamir zone police spokesman:
Sarwar Hussaini (20160528)
Other officers:

  • Hazrat Gul HAIDARI, Administrative Manager/Helmand 707 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20120201)
  • Wohd Wais SAMIMI, Operation Manager/Helmand 707 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20120201)

Abdul Ghafar Noorzay (20110818)


707th Pamir Zone zone is consisting of five provinces including Samangan, Balkh, Jowzjan, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab.

20th division of 707th Pamir police zone Commander: Brig Gen Muhiuddin Ghori (2016015), Brig Gen Sakhidad Kiftan (20161127)

2. Previous Functions of General Baba Jan:
Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces (19800100 - 19840100)
Alternate member of the PDPA central committee
Head of Kabul military academy
Ambassador to Berlin, Germany (1985-1988)
Commander of the Kabul Garrison during the fall of Dr. Najibullah's government,
Chief of Police for Kabul ( 2003)
Provincial Police Commander Herat (2005)
303rd Regional Northern Zone Commander (20110713-20151015)
Commander 707th Pamir Zone (20160210)

3. Biodata General Abdul Wahid Babajan Baba Jan:
babajan_genAbdul Wahid Rahman Baba Jan is an ethnic Tajik from Parwan province and better known simply as "General Babajan", was a member of the Parcham Faction of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA)during the presidency of Dr. Najibullah. He was promoted to General and was the commander of the Kabul Garrison during the fall of Dr. Najibullah's government until he joined the forces of Ahmed Shah Massoud and Jamiat-e Islami, where he was a member of the senior command. According to some sources he was in charge of directing the long-range rockets used against Hezbe Wahdat and Hezb-i Islami. The same report states that a battalion commander under his command, Habiburahman Parandi, controlled the areas above Kart-i-Sakhi hill up to a part of Ministry of Agriculture and commanded an artillery battery.. Units under his command were also involved in the massacres at Afshar.

After the defeat of the Mujahideen, General Babajan joined the Northern Alliance. In October 2001, when the attacks against the Taliban by American forces began, General Babajan was controlling approximately 2000 forces at Bagram Airbase. Following the fall of the Taliban he was appointed as Chief of Police for Kabul in 2003 replacing Abdul Baseer Salangi. In 2005 he was transferred to Herat.  He has since retired from official politics and moved to business, and was able to secure a lucrative contract to supply forces at Bagram Airbase.

His nephew has been linked with corruption. Afghan International Trucking run by the nephew of the General was reported to be paying USD 20,000 a month in kickbacks to a US Army contracting official. Baba Jan (picture left 2017) himself claims to have no knowledge of his relative's dealings.

Last Modified 2017-02-01
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