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Lt. Gen.
Asim Saleem Bajwa
عاصم سلیم باجوہ
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 2016-September 2017
Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations

In office
June 2012 – December 2016
Succeeded by Maj General Asif Ghafoor
Personal details
Born Muzaffar Garh
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Pakistan Army
Years of service 1984–present
Rank OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg Lieutenant-General
Awards Tamgha-e-Basalat
Hilal-e-Imtiaz

Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa (Urdu/Punjabi language: عاصم سلیم باجوہ) is a Pakistani three-star general who was the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.[1]

On December 11, 2016, he was appointed Inspector General Arms at GHQ.

Education and background[edit | edit source]

Bajwa was commissioned in the 34th Punjab Regiment in 1984, at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul.[1] He graduated from the Command and Staff College in Quetta, as well as the National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad, followed by the Staff College, Camberley.[1] He holds master's degrees in war studies from NDU and defence studies from King's College London.[1]

A member of the Bajwa clan, Asim Bajwa is married and has three children. His hobbies include reading and playing golf.[1]

Military career[edit | edit source]

During his military career, Bajwa has served on multiple instructional and command-level posts, such as leading an anti-tank battalion, the 111th Infantry Brigade, and an infantry division.[1] He was a brigade major at an infantry brigade and served as Chief of Staff at a strike Corps. He instructed courses at PMA Kakul and the Command and Staff College, Quetta, and was a deputy military secretary to the President of Pakistan.[1] Bajwa assisted General Pervez Musharraf in compiling his book In the Line of Fire.[2] In December 2010, he was promoted to the rank of a major-general. On 4 June 2012, Bajwa was appointed as the director-general of the ISPR.[1][2]

On 22 September 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.[3]

Lt Gen Asim Salim Bajwa, was appointed Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) at GHQ on 11 December 2016 until 28 September 2017. Then he was appointed commander, Southern Command of Pakistan Army. [4]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Bajwa has been decorated with the Tamgha-i-Basalat and Hilal-i-Imtiaz for his military services.[1]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Athar Abbas
Director General of the ISPR
2012 –
Succeeded by
Asif Ghafoor

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