QUETTA: Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor has been appointed as Commander 12 Corps Quetta, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement on Thursday.

He replaced Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who embraced martyrdom in a helicopter crash due to bad weather during flood relief operations in Balochistan’s Lasbela district on August 1.

Lt Gen Ghafoor served as ISPR director general from Dec 15, 2016, to Jan 1, 2020, and was later posted as GOC 40 Division Okara.

According to the ISPR, Gen Ghafoor graduated from Staff College Quetta. He obtained degrees from Indonesia and National Defence University (NDU). He joined Pakistan Army on Sept 9, 1988, and 87 Medium Regiment was his unit.

Gen Ghafoor fought the Kargil war and held important posts in the army.

He was the 20th director general of Inter-Services Public Relations.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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