Pakistan's army chief appoints new ISPR head

Updated: Dec 2 2022 1:30PM

Islamabad, Dec 2 (PTI) Pakistan’s new Army chief General Asim Munir has made his first major reshuffle and made a surprise pick -- an engineer -- to lead the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)-- the Army’s media wing, according to a media report on Friday.

Major General Ahmed Sharif from the corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) has been appointed as the new director general of ISPR replacing Lt Gen Babar Iftikhar, the Dawn newspaper reported.

However, the ISPR has not officially confirmed Gen Sharif’s appointment. 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.