Asim Saleem Bajwa
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General Asim Saleem Bajwa (Urdu/Punjabi: عاصم سلیم باجوہ)a retired Pakistani Three-star general who is the Chairman of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority.Previously he commanded Pak Army Southern Command prior to that he also served as Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) , he served as DG ISPR from 2012 to 2016 preceding Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor.
Asim Saleem Bajwa
عاصم سلیم باجوہ
|Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority|
|Assumed office |
|Commander Southern Command & XII Corps (Pakistan)|
September 2017 – September 2019
|Inspector General Arms (General Headquarters)|
December 2016 – September 2017
|Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations|
June 2012 – December 2016
|Preceded by||Athar Abbas|
|Succeeded by||Asif Ghafoor|
|Alma mater||Pakistan Military Academy|
|Years of service||1984–2019|
On 11 December 2016, Bajwa was appointed Inspector General Arms at GHQ, where he served until his appointment to the key position of Commander Southern Command & XII Corps (Pakistan) in September 2017.
Education and backgroundEdit
Bajwa was commissioned in the 34th Punjab Regiment in 1984, at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul. He graduated from the Command and Staff College in Quetta, as well as the National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad, followed by the Staff College, Camberley. He holds master's degrees in war studies from NDU and defence studies from King's College London.
During his military career, Bajwa has served on multiple instructional and command-level posts, such as leading an anti-tank battalion, the 111th Infantry Brigade, and an infantry division. He was a brigade major at an infantry brigade and served as Chief of Staff at a strike Corps. He instructed courses at PMA Kakul and the Command and Staff College, Quetta, and was a deputy military secretary to the President of Pakistan. Bajwa assisted General Pervez Musharraf in compiling his book In the Line of Fire. In December 2010, he was promoted to the rank of a major-general. On 4 June 2012, Bajwa was appointed as the director-general of the ISPR.
On 22 September 2015 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
Lt Gen Asim Salim Bajwa, was appointed Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) at GHQ on 11 December 2016 until 28 September 2017. Then he was appointed commander, Southern Command of Pakistan Army.
- "Army reshuffle: Lt Gen Asim Bajwa posted commander Southern Command". The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 28 September 2017, Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- "Director General ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa HI (M)". Inter-Services Public Relations. Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- Shakil Shaikh. "Bajwa made DG ISPR in high-level military reshuffle" The News, 28 April 2012
- "Bajwa, three others promoted to Lt Gen rank". Samaa. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
- "Asim Bajwa made chairman of newly created CPEC Authority". Dawn. 27 November 2019.