Well Deserved! Asif Ghafoor Promoted To Lieutenant General Rank Along 6 Army Major Generals

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In a statement on Wednesday, six major generals of the Pakistan Army were promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The military’s media arm announced in a tweet that the approval for promotions took place at a meeting of the promotion board held at the Rawalpindi General Headquarters (GHQ). It was, meanwhile, presided over by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

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Major General Akhtar Nawaz, Major General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat, Major General Asif Ghafoor, Major General Salman Fayyaz, Major General Sarfraz Ali, and Major General Muhammad Ali are among the officers, according to ISPR.

In addition new promotions and appointments within the top brass were also confirmed by the army. Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, meanwhile was appointed Karachi Corps Commander.

Lt Gen Muhammad Abdul Aziz was appointed commander of the Lahore Corps, while Lt Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf was appointed commander of the Multan Corps.


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Meanwhile, Lt Gen Khalid Zia has been appointed as Bahawalpur Corps commander. As for Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, Southern Command Chief, which includes Balochistan and other parts of the country in the south. Similarly, the new commander of the Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) was appointed by Lt Gen Muhammad Ali.

Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor, meanwhile, has been posted as the current Inspector General of Communication & Information Technology. Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Adnan was appointed as the Training & Assessment Inspector General.

In addition, the new Military Secretary was Lt Gen Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat. Finally, Lt. Gen. Majid Ehsan was promoted to General Weapons Inspector.

Among the six major generals promoted, Ex-DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor

Asif Ghafoor has previously served as the ISPR Director-General, who is among the most influential recipients of the promotion. It is important to note here that he was named in December 2016 to the role. In addition, as the military spokesman, he succeeded Lt Gen Asim Bajwa.

Army Major Generals Lieutenant General Rank

However, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar replaced Ghafoor as the current DG-ISPR earlier this year.

Twittersphere celebrates the promotion of Asif Ghafoor

Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of Science and Technology, responded to the news and took it to Twitter to congratulate the officers. Besides, he also extended to the promoted major generals his best wishes.

Asif Ghafoor took charge of DG-ISPR on December 15, 2016, and the rest is history. He has governed in his place during his career. He acted as the Pakistan Armed Forces’ 20th spokesperson.

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