Munshi Abdul Majid

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Munshi Abdul Majid
منشي عبدالمجید
Munshi Abdul Majid in June 2011-cropped.jpg
Munshi Abdul Majid speaking in June 2011
Governor of Badakshan
Preceded by Sayed Amin Tareq
Succeeded by Baz Mohammad Ahmadi
Personal details
Born 1952
Political party Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin
Religion Muslim

Munshi Abdul Majid (Pashto: منشي عبدالمجید)(born 1952) is an Afghan politician. He is an ethnic Pashtun from Baghlan Province.[1] In the 1990s he served as an official in the Afghan Interior Ministry; he is also known as a writer and orator in Persian and Pashto.

In 2005 he was appointed governor of Badakhshan Province, where in 2007 he led a successful opium eradication campaign. The opium poppy cultivation zones were reducd to 200 hectares, whereas they had reached 15,607 hectares in 2004. However, the fall of opium prices might have also played an important part in this decrease. In addition, the eradication campaign caused a worsening of the security situation in Badakhshan. In April 2009, protests erupted over Governor Majid's alleged abuse of power, and he was removed from his post. In 2010, he was appointed governor of Baghlan Province.[2]

Governor Majid is a high-ranking member of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin, and he is allegedly involved in strengthening the party and rebuilding its communications network across the country.[1] He is close to fellow Hezb-e-Islami member Juma Khan Hamdard.[2]

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Preceded by
Sayed Amin Tariq
Governor of Badakshan
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Baz Mohammad Ahmadi
Preceded by
Mohammad Akbar Barakzai
Governor of Baghlan
2010–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent