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Lost and found bag: ISPR DG shows Pakistan the power of Twitter

Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor showed the country how social media can be used in a “correct, responsible and purposeful” way. It began with a video of Shabbir Hussain that the ISPR director-general tweeted. The young man in the video talks about how he had lost his bag at Chilas. He pleads to anyone…

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ISPR DG congratulates Afghan cricket team on clean sweep

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor congratulated the Afghan cricket team on winning the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh. “Congrats to Afghan cricket team on winning T20 series against Bangladesh,” he tweeted. He also tweeted that the Bangladesh team played well in the series. Congrats to Afghan Cricket Team on winning…

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All well when house is in order: Nawaz on DG ISPR conference

Everything works fine when your own house is in order, said former PM Nawaz Sharif Tuesday on DG ISPR’s press conference of Monday. He had an informal talk with journalists at the accountability court. He had arrived at the court along with his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, for the hearing of the Avenfield reference. Journalists…

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DG ISPR shares throwback picture from his PMA days

Who doesn’t like to reminisce about good old days?  DG ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor shared an image from back in the day when he was a cadet at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul. Interestingly, the DG ISPR shared a link of Mary Hopkin’s Those Were The Days song with the picture as well in a…

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Ex-R&AW chief defends Gen Durrani, says action against him ‘unfortunate’

Former R&AW chief A.S. Dulat has defended Gen Asad Durrani and said action against the former DG ISI in Pakistan is unfortunate and regretful. “We are open to criticism but the action against General Sahib is unfortunate,” A.S Dulat said, while talking to SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik. “General Sahib had already said several times what…

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Phishing email has no link to ISPR, says Maj Gen Ghafoor

The ISPR has warned the citizens not to open any email purporting to be from the army’s media wing. DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that a malicious email was sent from invite@ispr.press using the name of his division. “It is clarified that this is a phishing email which has no link to ISPR.”…

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No hard times for Pakistan now, says DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said the whole country, including Waziristan, after passing through hardships, is on the road to peace now.  In a tweet, he said hard times are over and good ones are in sight. He urged people to show steadfastness as dividends of the peace, achieved through…

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Pakistan conducts successful test of SLCM Babur: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army conducted another successful test fire of the indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur that possesses a range of 450 kilometers. This was disclosed by DG ISPR in an official statement in which he revealed that the missile was capable of delivering various types of payloads. Pakistan conducted another successful test…

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DG ISPR press conference: Something is going on behind the scenes, says SAMAA’s Nadeem Malik

Something is going on behind the scenes, said SAMAA TV talk show host Nadeem Malik, while commenting on an important press conference that the director-general of the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations wing, Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor, held on Wednesday afternoon. He obliquely referred to a meeting in Rawalpindi with the prime minister, but he did not…

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Cricket matches will be held in other cities of Pakistan this year: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that cricket matches and events would be held in other cities of Pakistan apart from Lahore and Karachi in 2018.  Major General Asif Ghafoor said during his press briefing that he had told PCB Chairman Najam Sethi to focus on other cities apart from Lahore…

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DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor responds to ‘Bajwa doctrine’ question

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Chief of the Army Chief General Asif Bajwa’s off-the-record interaction with anchorpersons had nothing to do with the ‘Bajwa doctrine’. “The Bajwa doctrine should be seen with a security lens, adding that the judiciary and 18th amendment have no place in the doctrine,” said…

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Mujahid Anwar Khan named new chief of air staff

RAWALPINDI: Air Chief Marshall Mujhaid Anwar Khan has been new chief of air staff. “Congrats to Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on appointment as Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force,” Director-General ISPR Maj. General Asif Ghafoor tweeted. “Best wishes from Pakistan Armed Forces. Good luck for carrying forward the baton,” he added. Congrats…

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Army has nothing to do with Senate’s polls: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday said that continued cease fire violations (CFVs) by India at the Line of Control (LoC) were an attempt by it to divert attention from the ongoing freedom movement in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to SAMAA, he said that Pakistan was giving…

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Pakistan’s current army different from past: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD :Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that Pakistan’s current army from a soldier to the general was different from that of the past. “Today there is no such soldier or general, who has not fought this war (against terrorism) physically. All the Corps Commanders have physically…

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Suspension of US assistance to undermine bilateral security cooperation: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Suspension of US assistance will undermine bilateral security cooperation and regional peace efforts but it will not deter Pakistan’s counterterrorism resolve. This was stated by ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor during an interview with Voice of America on Friday. He said Pakistan never fought for money but for peace. He said that…

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ISPR boss reacts to Nawaz Sharif’s allegations

RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor demanded the evidences in response to the accusations leveled by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Talking to Samaa TV’s current affairs program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’, he declined to comment on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘engineered politics’ remarks, saying, “I will not respond to political queries.”…

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US foolishly gave Pakistan more than $33bn. No more: Trump

NEWS DESK: United States (US) President Donald Trump sent out his first tweet of the year. And it was a rant against Pakistan. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our…

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DG ISPR reacts to Maryam Nawaz’s statements on ‘conspiracy’

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday reacted to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s allegations of a conspiracy being hatched against the government.  In response to a reporter’s question pertaining to Maryam’s recent allegations that a conspiracy was in the works against the elected government, the DG ISPR termed it a political question. “Though…

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Saad Rafique’s statement was an irresponsible one: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday that the statement given by federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was unwarranted and irresponsible. In response to a question asked by a reporter pertaining to the recent statement made by Khawaja Saad Rafique in which he indirectly hinted towards the mischief of those who…

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DG ISPR denies army chief’s remarks on Faizabad protest

ISLAMABAD: Director General ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor clarified that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa did not speak about distribution of money among released protesters of Faizabad sit-in, while briefing senators on security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday. The DG ISPR, while speaking in Samaa’s talk-show “Nadeem Malik Live”, said…

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Pak Army’s in-camera briefing highly appreciated by Senators: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Tuesday said that the in-camera briefing to the Senate Committee of the Whole by the Army was highly appreciated by the Senators. Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, he said the Director General Military Operations’ briefing to the committee lasted for one…

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