Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar replaces Asif Ghafoor as DG ISPR

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Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar will replace Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor as the new head of the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

Maj Gen Ghafoor’s new assignment will be as the General Officer Commanding Okara.

The announcement comes as Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. During the meeting, professional matters relating to the military were discussed, DawnNewsTV reported quoting sources.

The outgoing DG ISPR, Maj Gen Ghafoor, took to Twitter to thank “everyone I have remained associated with during the tenure”.

“My very special thanks to media all across. Can’t thank enough fellow Pakistanis for their love and support,” he wrote, conveying his best wishes to the new DG ISPR.

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