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Asif Ghafoor

Asif Ghafoor Pakistani soldier

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Asif Ghafoor
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Major General Asif Ghafoor is a two-star Pakistani general of the Pakistan Army serving as GOC Okara 40th Infantry Division, in office since February 2020. He previously served as Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, from December 2016 till January 2020. He was succeeded by Major General Babar Iftikhar as DG ISPR. General Ghafoor was commissioned on 9 September 1988 in 87 SP Medium Regiment Artillery.

Education

Grafoor is graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College Bandung (Indonesia) and National Defence University, Islamabad. He holds master's degree in Strategic Studies.

Military life

The General has served on various staff, instructional and command assignments including Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GSO-I Military Operations Directorate, GHQ, Director Military Operations in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ. He has been on the faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta. 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. General is recipient of COAS Commendation Card for operations in Bajaur during 2008 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).

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