Why Major General Asif Ghafoor has been changed from post of DG ISPR?
ISLAMABAD - Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar will replace Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor as the new head of the military's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed in a statement on Thursday.
Maj Gen Ghafoor's new assignment will be as the General Officer Commanding Okara. Major General Asif Ghafoor has been handed over the command of the Infantry division as it is a must requirement for the promotion to the rank of the Lieutenant General.
The announcement comes as Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the meeting, professional matters relating to the military were discussed.
The outgoing DG ISPR, Maj Gen Ghafoor, took to Twitter to thank "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," he wrote, conveying his best wishes to the new DG ISPR.
Ghafoor also posted a farewell message on his personal Twitter account, thanking the public for their support. "Stay strong, continue doing your bit for Pakistan. Stay blessed," he wrote.