Pakistan Army Appoints New DG ISPR to Replace Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor

Pakistan Army’s Major General Babar Iftikhar has been appointed as the new Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), replacing Major General Asif Ghafoor.


Asif Ghafoor was appointed DG ISPR back in 2016 and upon finishing his tenure as head of the military’s information wing, he has now been posted as GOC 40th Infantry Division in Okara.


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DG ISPR’s official Twitter handle has confirmed the decision. Asif Ghafoor thanked the media and Pakistanis who kept supporting him during his tenure.

Thanks to everyone I have remained associated with during the tenure. My very special thanks to Media all across. Can’t thank enough fellow Pakistanis for their love and support.

Reports are claiming that Major General Asif Ghafoor is due to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and has finished his term as the Director-General of the media wing of Pakistan Army.

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  • Looking to the various stories about major general mr aasif ghafoor, niw is the approprieate time for his replacement.he was very.out spoken person from army .

    • “Out-spoken” in a way that lacked tactfulness.. Also spoke out of turn too often. should’ve remained strictly professional and not have Fed the trolls, that’s the number one rule of Social Media.

      • he was highly “”out-spoken “” what ever the period he remaind with ISPR , , He was reporting the issues irrespective of the constitutional and judicial protocal under the orders of GHQ POLICY. which iltimately lead him a controvercial speaker at media circles.since some times he and media anchers exchanges the”” not parliamentary wordings ” i.e that was tje appropriaye time to be off the curtain and visulising the post effective ness of the further escalation of issue he was shifted to some other site.that is good.i do not wanted to use any off wording hence teport his views as “”out spoken ” one.
        this is my opinion. any one has the right to oppose or does show his opposition.i will not mind it.

  • Asif ghafoor should have been given 2 year extension. Since he very professionally and firmly dealt with the Indian propaganda during the last 4 years or so. But then our Army is extremely professional and disciplined. I am sure the new DG – ISPR will be as effective, smart and professional as his predecessor. All the best and we are with you Pakistan Army

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