Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa to take charge as new DG ISPR on June 4

Maj. Gen. Bajwa is a Tamgha-i-Basalat recipient, who has served extensively in the army.


Web Desk June 03, 2012

RAWALPINDI: Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa will assume the charge of Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) on June 4 2012.

ISPR issued a statement on Sunday, officially announcing Bajwa’s appointment.

Earlier in April, a military official had confirmed that Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had named Bajwa to replace the incumbent DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas, who retires in June this year.

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Bajwa was commissioned in Punjab Regiment from Pakistan Military Academy Kakul in March 1984 in 34 Punjab Regiment.

He has held various Command, staff and instructional appointments that include Command of an Anti Tank Battalion, an Infantry Brigade Group and a strike Infantry Division.

Bajwa has also been Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Staff of a strike Corps.

He has been on the faculty of PMA Kakul and Command and Staff College Quetta and has served as deputy Military Secretary to the President of Pakistan.

A Graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, National Defence University and Staff College Camberley (UK), he also holds a Master degree in Defence Studies from Kings College London (UK) and MSc War Studies from NDU, Islamabad.

Bajwa is a Tamgha-i-Basalat recipient. He is married with three children.

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COMMENTS (19)

Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Congratulations Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa.... Major General Athar Abbas has a good tenure, handled every issue calmly .. he is great..

Faesal | 9 years ago | Reply

@Mirza: Really? In these "tough" economic times, you only see his job as some kind of loss to economy?

What about billions of rupees being looted by government?. Mega corruption fest has been going since 2008 and you seem to have no concern about that but have problem men earning honest payslips.

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