Afghan Biographies

Istalif, Habib

Name Istalif, Habib
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Afghan Mafia Boss
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:

Police have arrested Habib Istalif (aka Wazir Gul and Habib Istalif and Khalid) while he was plotting to arrest a businessman in Kabul who has been accused of armed robbery, kidnapping, murdering and other criminal acts. Istalif is thought to be linked to Afghan and foreign organized crime groups.
Habib Istalif was accused of kidnapping and killing Haji Farooq, a money exchanger in Kabul Police Department 10 (PD10), kidnaping and killing of Haji Hashim Wardak, killing of a police officer, a robber worth $ 3 million in Shahr-e-Naw, armed robbery and killing of Asmat, a money exchanger along airport road, kidnapping and killing of Haji Nasir, a contractor for MoI in Kabul. Habib was also involved in major criminal cases including murder of five Kabul security guards, murder of policemen and intelligence officials. (20131012)

Habib Istalif had been earlier arrested in connection of committing criminal acts and sentenced to 18 years prison. Habib Istalif was one of the most wanted criminal in capital Kabul, and he had escaped from the Pul-i-Charkhi prison a decade ago.

Habib Istalif has already offered $3 million to be freed from the jail, besides threatening police officers in jail to death if he was not freed.

The Attorney General Office (AGO) has prepared and submitted to court a dossier detailing crimes committed by the detained mafia gangster, Habib Istalif.(20140113)

Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed off on death penalty for top Mafia leader Habib Istalif , the Office of Administrative Affairs and Council of Ministers Secretariat following a statement.(20140928) Istalif was executed 20141007.


Last Modified 2014-10-07
Established 2014-01-13