Governor of Parwan, General Abdul Basir Salangi was born in 1962 in Salang district of the province. He completed his primary education in his native village while went to Ansari district of Kabul province to get his secondary education.
During the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan, Salangi left school and joined mujahideen led by Ahmad Shah Masoud.
Soon after the collapse of Dr. Najibullah, Ahmad Shah Masoud appointed him security in charge for the Shashdark, Sedarat, Pul-i-Mahmood Khan, Ganizion, and radio and television localities in Kabul.
During Burhanuddin Rabani tenure, he was declared as brigadier general and was appointed as head of the 851 military corps. He then completed a two year military course.
In 1995, he was promoted to the rank of major general and was appointed as head of the military division number 35.
During President Hamid Karzai’s first era, he served as Kabul police chief and was given the military rank of Lieutenant General.
Back in 1994 and 1996, he served as Maidan Wardak police chief and Nangarhar police chief respectively.
Salangi was appointed as Parwan deputy governor in 1997. In 2009, he was appointed as Parwan provincial governor. He speaks Pashto, Dari and English fluently.