Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor appointed Crops Commander Quetta

Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor has been appointed Commander 12 Crops Quetta, said the Inter-Services Public Relations(ISPR) on Thursday in a statement.

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He took office charge after Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali embraced martyrdom in a helicopter crash owing to poor weather during flood relief operations in Balochistan’s Lasbela district on August 1.

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

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

He held important posts in Army and also fought in the Kargil war.

He was 20th DG ISPR.

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