Maj-Gen Azhar Waqas made DGMI
RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Thursday made a reshuffle designating Major General Azhar Waqas as Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) and Major General Babar Iftikhar as DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), supplanting Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Significant General Waqas is right now the GOC Okara and will supplant Major General Sarfraz Ali. Significant General Asif Ghafoor will be assuming control over the 40th Infantry Division, Okara, as the General Officer Commanding (GOC).
Gen Ghafoor was named as Director General ISPR on December 26, 2016. “On account of everybody I have remained related with during the residency,” Major General Asif Ghafoor composed on Twitter. He particularly expressed gratitude toward the media all over. Gen Asif said he was unable to thank individual Pakistanis for their affection and backing. He additionally communicated the all the best for his successor.
General Ghafoor was appointed into the Pakistan Army on September 9, 1988 in the 87 Medium Regiment. He is an alum of the Command and Staff College, Quetta, Staff College Bandung (Indonesia), and the National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad.
The general has served on different staff, instructional, and order assignments including Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GHQ, Directing Staff Command and Staff College, Quetta, and Director Military Operations in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ.
Preceding his posting at the ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar was filling in as GOC 1 Armored Division, Multan. He was on the rundown of 37 brigadiers who were chosen out of 987 one-star officials for advancement as Major General in June 2018. Significant General Babar was dispatched in 6 Lancers of Armored Corps of Pakistan Army in 1990. He is an alum of Command and Staff College Quetta, National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad, and Royal Command Staff College, Jordan.
Other than educating at the NDU, Major General Babar was likewise posted at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul. As Brigadier, he likewise directed heavily clad and infantry units during the military activity Zarb-e-Azb.