Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry has been appointed as the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) in the first reshuffle after new Army Chief Gen Asim Munir took the command.
The official Twitter handle of the Pakistani military’s media wing states that his appointment was made on 6 December 2022, but it was never announced in an official statement like in the past.
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Maj General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, who was earlier posted as DG Defense Science and Technology Organisation (DESTO), has replaced Major Gen Babar Iftikhar who took the role in January 2020 from now Lt-Gen Asif Ghafoor.
Maj Gen Iftikhar was commissioned in 6 Lancers in March 1990. A graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, National Defence University Islamabad, and the Royal Command and Staff College Jordan, he has significant experience in command, staff, and instructional roles within the Pakistan Army.
Gen Iftikhar also served on the faculty of the Pakistan Military Academy and National Defence University Islamabad.
Remember that Newly Appointed Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir made his first major reshuffle, with a surprise pick from the corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) to lead the army’s media wing.
The appointment of an engineer as ISPR chief is not unprecedented, although Maj Gen Sharif will be the first officer from the EME Corps to take up the mantle. The appointment of the new ISPR DG is being viewed with great interest as many took it as a signal that the new army chief could bring major changes in the functioning of the military’s media wing.
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