Asif Ghafoor

Asif Ghafoor (Security Forces)

Article Upload Date: 2017,Oct 09

Major General Asif Ghafoor was commissioned on 9 Sep 1988 in 87 Medium Regiment. He is graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College Bandung (Indonesia) and NDU Islamabad. He holds master’s degree in strategic studies.[1] Major General Asif Ghafoor was commissioned

Title Description
Personal
Name: Asif Ghafoor
Native Name: Major General Asif Ghafoor
In Urdu : میجر جنرل آصف غفور
Famous As: DG ISPR
Nationality: Pakistan
Education: Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College Bandung (Indonesia) and NDU Islamabad. He holds master’s degree in strategic studies
Religion: Islam
Profession: Soldier
Awards : Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)
Family
Siblings : Tariq Ghafoor (Brother)
Details
Allegiance: Pakistan
Service/branch: Pakistan Army
Rank: Major General
Commands: Artillery Brigade on Line of Control & Infantry Brigade on Eastern Border
Battles/wars: Bajaur operation
Other Positions: Instructional assignments, Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GHQ, Directing Staff Command & Staff College Quetta and Director Military Operations
Operation: Al-Mizan
In Office 2
Role: Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations
Assumed office: 15 December 2016
President: Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister : Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Preceded by : Lt Gen Asim Bajwa


About

Asif Ghafoor addressing somethink

Asif Ghafoor addressing somethink

Early Career

Asif Ghafoor in a function

Asif Ghafoor in a function

The General has served on various staff,  instructional and command assignments to include Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GHQ, Directing Staff Command & Staff College Quetta and Director Military Operations in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ. He has commanded his parent unit in Operation Al-Mizan, Artillery Brigade on Line of Control, Infantry Brigade on Eastern Border and a Division at Swat, Malakand.[2] The General has served ---------- on various staff
  1. General is recipient of COAS Commendation Card for operations in Bajaur during 2008.

Appointed ISPR

Asif Ghafoor going media talk

Asif Ghafoor going media talk

Pakistan Army appointed Major General Asif Ghafoor as its new spokesperson and chief of its media wing as part of a major reshuffle drive initiated by new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Ghafoor is presently commanding a division in Swat, which was cleared of militants after a bloody operation in 2009, according to the arm . [3] Pakistan Army appointed ---   Major General Asif

Important Facts

Asif Ghafoor with Asim Salim Bajwa

Asif Ghafoor with Asim Salim Bajwa

  1. The newly appointed ISPR chief belongs to Pak Army’s Artillery Corps. He was promoted from Brigadier to Major General in January 2016 and later posted as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Artillery Regiment, in Swat.[4] The newly appointed ISPR ------   chief belongs
  2. Besides reinstating law and order in Swat; Major General Asif Ghafoor also contributed a lot in restarting classes in University of Malakand, which is situated along the Swat River.
  3. The general’s brother, Tariq Ghafoor, has also served as Major General in the army.
  4. Asif Ghafoor has also served in the military operations directorate in the past and will now replace Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa in coming days.
  5. The former DG ISPR, Asim Bajwa, was promoted last year and he became the first Lieutenant General to head the army’s media wing.
  6. Lt. Gen. Bajwa maintained the position for four consecutive years. He has now been posted as Inspector General Arms (GHQ).

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