Major General Asif Ghafoor[1][2][3] is a two-star Pakistani general of the Pakistan Army serving as GOC Okara 40th Infantry Division, in office since January 2020. He previously served as Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, from December 2016 till January 2020. He was succeeded by Major General Babar Iftikhar. He was commissioned on 9 September 1988 in 87 SP Medium Regiment Artillery.

Asif Ghafoor

20th Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations
In office
15 December 2016 – 16 January 2020
PresidentArif Alvi
Mamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Nawaz Sharif
Preceded byAsim Saleem Bajwa
Succeeded byBabar Iftikhar
Personal details
Alma materPakistan Military Academy, Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College Bandung (Indonesia), National Defence University, Islamabad
AwardsCrescent of Excellence Hilal-e-Imtiaz.png Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)


Military service
Allegiance Pakistan
Branch/service Pakistan Army
RankOF-7 Pakistan Army.svgUS-O8 insignia.svg Major General


Grafoor is graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College Bandung (Indonesia) and National Defence University, Islamabad. He holds master's degree in Strategic Studies.

Military life

The General has served on various staff, instructional and command assignments including Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GSO-I Military Operations Directorate, GHQ, Director Military Operations in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ. He has been on the faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta. He has commanded his parent unit in Operation Al-Mizan, Artillery Brigade on Line of Control, Infantry Brigade on Eastern Border and a Division at Swat, Malakand.[4][5][6] General is recipient of COAS Commendation Card[7] for operations in Bajaur during 2008 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).


  1. ^ "Posters of DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor surface in Indian occupied Kashmir". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  2. ^ "Gen Asif Ghafoor has an advice for Shah Rukh Khan". Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. ^ DelhiAugust 24, India Today Web Desk New; August 24, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 16:36. "Pak Army's chief spokesperson Asif Ghafoor lambasts SRK over Netflix espionage drama Bard of Blood". India Today. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  4. ^ "Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor appointed DG ISPR". DAWN.COM. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor named DG ISPR - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor is new DG ISPR". The News. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Major General Asif Ghafoor, nswc, psc, fsc(In), (L)qsl". ISPR.GOV.PK. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa
Director General of the ISPR
2016 –