New DG ISPR is the Choice of COAS; Qamar Bajwa. Postings in the army are a normal thing and these postings will continue until March. It is false reported that the transfer of General Asif Ghafoor was made due to face to face interaction with Sana Bacha. But there is no clarity and truth in this. Similar propaganda was done on the transfer of Asim Bajwa: Senior journalist Sabir Shakir’s statement
DGI ISPR major general Babar Iftikhar is the choice of chief of the army staff. Senior journalist Sabir Shakir says, “This is propaganda that the reports say that General Asif Ghafoor was transferred due to face to face interaction with the Sana Bacha. But there is no honesty in it. This propaganda was done on the change of propaganda Asim Bajawa. He added that Major General Asif Ghafoor was to change in October. But it was not possible to do so because of the ongoing issues.
Choice of Chief of Army Staff
He added that transfers and Postings in the army are a normal thing and these postings will continue until March. Major General Babar Iftikhar is the choice of chief of army staff, Qamar Javed Bajawa. Now General Qamar Javed Bajawa will work with a new team.
Remember, earlier, defense analyst Amjad Shoaib was asked if Asif Ghafoor was being posted due too excessive use of social media?
Replying to this, Amjad Shoaib said there is no such thing as a two-year period that is fixed to stay on a post. And if a man has four to five years in the office of major general, he is given a service experience to go ahead for promotion. Amjad Shoaib added that being an army spokesman and handling the command are two separate tasks. As DG ISPR his term was over, so he was transferred.
Farewell of Ex-DG ISPR
He did a great job as DG ISPR. But based on this experience, he cannot command the forward core. So Asif Ghafoor should have gone back to the field. Amjad Shoaib added that Asif Ghafoor’s DGISPR record is very good, tweets are not a problem. Any tweet against the Army should be answered at some level. They created some accounts from which the answers were sent. But Twitter closed many of these accounts.
Some people on Twitter share such things that could lead to misunderstandings against the Pakistani army. And it was the duty of DG ISPR to maintain the army’s image. To answer the blames on Army is the key job of DG ISPR. What he was writing on Twitter was according to GHQ’s policy. These things cannot be done automatically.