Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor replaced, sent to command infantry division

Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor replaced, sent to command infantry division

Pakistan Army’s Major General Asif Ghafoor has been replaced as the spokesperson of the country’s military. Major General Ghafoor was replaced as his tenure came to an end. He has been posted as the general officer commanding of the Pakistan Army’s 40th Infantry Division based out of Okara in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Major General Asif Ghafoor has been replaced by Major General Babar Iftikhar, who will now head the Inter-Services Public Relations.

According to the ISPR website, Major General Ghafoor was commissioned into the Pakistan Army in 1988. Maj Gen Ghafoor holds a master’s degree in strategic studies and was appointed the director general of ISPR in Decembet 2016.

As the chief spokesperson of Pakistan’s military, Major General Asif Ghafoor had a history of gaffes and bluster, especially when it came to talking about India. Major General Asif Ghafoor was caught sharing incorrect information several times on social media.

Major General Ghafoor shot to prominence in India in the aftermath of the Indian Air Force’s February 2019 Balakot airstrike. As the Pakistan military’s spokesperson Major General Ghafoor took the lead in implementing Islamabad’s strategy of denying any and all assertions made by New Delhi.

By: India Today

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