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Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor replaced, Babar Iftikhar takes over

​Pakistan Army Spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has been replaced by Babar Iftikhar. Ghafoor, whose tenure came to an end, has been posed as the general officer commanding of the Pakistan Army's 40th Infantry Division based out of Okara in Pakistan's Punjab providence.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 16, 2020 17:01 IST
Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor
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Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor replaced, Babar Iftikhar takes over

Pakistan Army Spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has been replaced by Babar Iftikhar, reports said on Thursday. Ghafoor, whose tenure came to an end, has been posed as the general officer commanding of the Pakistan Army's 40th Infantry Division based out of Okara in Pakistan's Punjab providence.

Who is Asif Ghafoor:

Major General Asif Ghafoor was commissioned on September 9, 1988, in 87 Medium Regiment. Ghafoor is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Command and Staff College Bandung (Indonesia) and NDU Islamabad. Major General Asif Ghafoor holds a master's degree in strategic studies. He has served on other staff, instructional and command assignments including Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary MS Branch, GHQ, Directing Staff Command & Staff College Quetta and Director Military Operations in Military Operations Directorate, GHQ. He has commanded his parent unit in Operation Al-Mizan, Artillery Brigade on Line of Control, Infantry Brigade on Eastern Border and a Division at Swat, Malakand. 

Asif Ghafoor trolled for his tweets

On many occasions, Asif Ghafoor was trolled for his tweets. Quite recently, Ghafoor was trolled by Twitterati after his faux pas of mixing up 'genes' and 'jeans' words in his tweet. He, however, removed his tweet later. 

Ghafoor tweeted on his personal Twitter handle @peaceforchange: "Typical Indian hysteria. Pakistani youth is very well aware of their obligations towards motherland. Patriotism can't be bought, it's in jeans (sic). Build your own narrative but not by riding on the shoulders of ISPR."

He tagged along a new clip from India headlined 'ISPR recruits youths for propaganda war on India'. 

A netizen posted a clip of a dog wearing shorts and the same coming off as the animal walks away. He remarked: "Patriotism can't be bought, it's in jeans" @peaceforchange.

"He don't know the difference between genes and jeans and he wants #Kashmir."

One user posted: "This is how you tweeted earlier...Why you deleted the tweet? Because of heavy trolling?"

A user commented: "Because uncle ka jeans utter gaya (because the uncle's jeans came off)."

"Yes, PATRIOTISM can't be bought, it's in Jeans," read one post.

"Look how your youths are struggling to remove that patriotic jeans pant," read a tweet that had a clip of people trying to take off tight-fitting jeans.

Later, the Pakistan Army officer tweeted a corrected post.

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