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Pakistan Removes Army Spokesperson Ghafoor

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Photo provided by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) shows Major General Asif Ghafoor, director general of ISPR, (Xinhua/Inter-Services Public Relations/IANS)

The transfer comes just a couple of days after Ghafoor was trolled for posting a doctored video of war hero and retired Indian Air Force Air Marshal Denzil Keelor. Ghafoor later admitted that the Keelor clip was doctored..reports Asian Lite News

RAWALPINDI, May 17, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Photo provided by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) shows Major General Asif Ghafoor, director general of ISPR, speaks during an interview with Chinese media in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on May 16, 2019. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a living example of the deep-rooted friendship between the two countries and Pakistan is fully determined to ensure the security of the project, Pakistani military spokesperson said on Thursday. (Xinhua/Inter-Services Public Relations/IANS) by .
Major General Asif Ghafoor, director general of ISPR. (Xinhua/Inter-Services Public Relations/IANS)

Embarrassed by its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor’s frequent Twitter spats and gaffes, the Pakistan Army on Thursday replaced him with Major General Babar Iftikhar.

Sources in Islamabad said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was so perturbed by the ridicule Pakistan military was drawing because of Ghafoor’s acrimonious social media engagements that he decided to remove him from the post of Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Ghafoor has been appointed GOC of 40 Division Okara in Pakistan, sources said.

The transfer comes just a couple of days after Ghafoor was trolled for posting a doctored video of war hero and retired Indian Air Force Air Marshal Denzil Keelor. Ghafoor later admitted that the Keelor clip was doctored.

Qamar Javed Bajwa. (Photo: Twitter/@iamCOAS) by .
Qamar Javed Bajwa. (Photo: Twitter/@iamCOAS)

In another spat, he exchanged heated comments with a Pakistani journalist Sana Bucha on Twitter. He later deleted his tweet, “Should an already butchered be butchered again?” which drew lot of flak from the journalistic community. Many accused Ghafoor of often tweeting in an inebriated state.

Sources in Islamabad said that General Bajwa took the decision because Ghafoor’s frequent spats on Twitter was affecting the Pakistan military’s image in Pakistan and abroad.

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