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Major General Rashid Qureshi, Urdu: راشد قریشیSI(M), SBt, is a retired two-star general, and the close aide of former President General Pervez Musharraf. He is the current spokesman of Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League.[1]

Rashid Qureshi
راشد قریشی
Birth name Rashid Qureshi
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1971–2003
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major-General
Commands held DG Inter Services Public Relations
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Siachen conflict
Kargil War
2001–2002 India–Pakistan standoff
Awards Sitara-i-Imtiaz (military)
Other work Presidential Spokesperson


Military careerEdit

Qureshi was given commissioned in the Pakistan Army on 17 April 1971 in the 44th PMA Long Course.[2] During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, he was stationed at the Lahore Sector. After the war, Qureshi's company was stationed at the Rawalpindi sector where he became a staff officer at the General Headquarters (GHQ). In 1987, he was promoted as Lieutenant Colonel, and was made Officer commanding of the 10th Battalion. In 1991, he became Colonel in the Army, and was made Military secretary at the Joint Chief of Staff Committee Secretariat.

Inter-Services Public RelationsEdit

In 1996, Qureshi joined the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). In 1997, he was promoted as one-star general (brigadier-general) in the Army. In 1998, he was made director-general of the ISPR.[3] His tenure saw many mile-stone in the history of Pakistan. On May 1998, Pakistan tested its fissionable devices at Ras Koh Hills, codenamed Chagai-I, and Chagai-II respectively.

He was also a principle military spokesperson of General Pervez Musharraf regime. His term as DG ISPR saw the Kargil War, Atlantique Incident, and the 2001–2002 India–Pakistan standoff. He came into public limelight when he first held a public conference on August 1999, where he briefed the media on Pakistan version of Atlantique Incident of 1999.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Archived October 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "44th PMA Lahore chapter holds get together" Daily Times, 18 April 2011
  3. ^ Inter Services Public Relations – PAKISTAN. ISPR (2009-09-01). Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  4. ^ IAF's Atlantique Kill Picture Gallery – Vayu Sena. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Ghazanfar Ali
Director General of the ISPR
Succeeded by
Shaukat Sultan