Former DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor appointed corps commander Quetta
Former director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor has been appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was martyred in a helicopter crash, the military’s media affairs wing said.
On August 1, an aviation helicopter of the army, engaged in relief operations, had crashed in Balochistan.
As a result of the accident, Corps Commander Quetta Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, Director General Pakistan Coast Guard Brigadier Amjad Hanif, Brigadier Muhammad Khalid, Major Saeed Ahmed, Major Muhammad Talha Manan and Naik Mudassar Fayyaz embraced martrydom.
Lt. Gen. Asif Ghafoor was serving as IG Communication and Information Technology at the General Headquarters (GHQ) before his new appointment.
He was appointed as the 20th Director General (DG) of ISPR as Major General Asif Ghafoor in December 2016 and served for 3.5 years.
In November 2020, he was promoted to the rank of three-star general and appointed GOC Okara in January 2020.
Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor passed out from Pakistan Military Academy in September 1988, he is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta and NDU.
Asif Ghafoor participated in the Kargil War in 1999 as a Major, he was also a part of tribal areas and Swat operations as a lieutenant colonel.
As a Brigadier, he served as Director of Military Operations and as a Major General commanded a division in the War on Terror in Swat.