Major General (R) Athar Abbas


Pak army Personnel

Designation: Former military spokesperson
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ISPR - Inter Services Public Relations

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Major General Athar Abbas is a two-star general and a former military spokesperson for the Pakistan Defence Forces who served as the Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) from January 2008 to June 2012.

Military career

General Abbas was commissioned in October 1976 in the 54th PMA Long Course from the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul into the Armoured Corps. He has held various command, staff and instructional appointments that include command of an armoured regiment, armoured brigade and armoured division. He has been General Staff Officer (Operations) in various armoured formations. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta and Armed Forces Staff College, Malaysia.


He is a participant of the Executive Course at Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA. He has attended Armed Forces War Course and National Defence Course at the National Defence College, Islamabad. He has been on the faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence College, Islamabad. He holds a Masters Degrees in War Studies as well as Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He was promoted to Major General in June 2005 and has commanded an armoured division in Kharian from June 2005 to June 2007.

Other Office Appointments

Before joining Inter Services Public Relations Directorate, General Abbas was serving as Director General Quartering and Lands in Quartermaster General’s Branch, General Headquarters. After he was appointed as the DG ISPR, Major General Mohammad Farooq replaced him at his previous position.


Three of General Abbas's brothers are associated with journalism and the media, working with leading media organisations. He is married with three children. His brothers are Mazhar Abbas (Works for ARY and headed the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists for several years), Azhar Abbas (Geo Managing Director), Zaffar Abbas (Editor of Dawn).

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maha ( karachi,Pakistan) Friday, December 23, 2011 8:27:24 AM (MDT - USA)
Hilal bhot acha ja rha hy.thank you foji bhai.itna acha magzin deny ka

syed qaim zaidi ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, January 17, 2011 4:49:07 AM (MDT - USA)
respected sir: with due respect i would like to inform you that i m qaim raza and i applied in pma126 and i could not attempt my issb due to exams .i have sent application to issb center kohat but i am waiting for reply since 4 months kindly give me the next date iwill be very thankful to you. your sincerely 0313-2789350

Abdullah Bin Zubair ( Bahawalpur,Pakistan) Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:44:53 AM (MDT - USA)
Hon. Sir I am teacher by profession. I am really very happy by progress of ISPR and my beloved Pakistan army. May ALLAH give more strength to the whole nation and you to clean all of the enemies from our country. I will feel great if I can do any thing for the nation and for my country

sabien irshad ( Rawalpindi,Pakistan) Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:17:35 AM (MDT - USA)
sir kindly take action on our matter please sir we are very thankful to you. No 1 is listening us please do take action. Your's obidiently, STUDENTS OF APCOMS

Haji Sajid Ali Khuwaja ( Hyderabad, Sindh,Pakistan) Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:38:43 AM (MDT - USA)
Hon. Sirs & Madams, We the Orphans, Widows, Poors, Pensioners & Special People deposited our reserves in Mubarak, Aliabad & Al-Rahim Registered Ismailia Credit Societies, situated in Hyd, Sindh, Pakistan, but since about six years they made fruad and not returning our amount. Kindly convey this message to Hon. Prince Karim Aga Khan of Aiglemont, France, on the basis of Human Rights. from. Sajid‌

Haji Sajid Ali Khuwaja ( Hyderabad, Sindh,Pakistan) Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:48:17 AM (MDT - USA)
Hon.Sir, We Orphans, Pensioners, Widows, Special Peoples & Poors belong to Ismailia Aga Khani Fiqa. We deposited our reserves of Crores of Rs. in Mubarak, Aliabad & Al-Rahim Co-op. Registered Credit Societies, Hyd, Sindh, Pak. Since 6 years neither profit given, nor amount refunded. Kindly do some thing on basis of H.Rights. from Haji Sajid Ali Khuwaja, Govt. Noor Mohd H/S, Hyd.‌

sumia ( lahor,Pakistan) Sunday, August 29, 2010 4:43:46 AM (MDT - USA)
pak fouj k jawan zindabaaaaaaad

sumia ( lahor,Pakistan) Sunday, August 29, 2010 4:42:10 AM (MDT - USA)
pak fouj k jawan zindabaaaaaaad

ishfaq ( peshawar,Pakistan) Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:30:32 AM (MDT - USA)
peshawarthe nerest village Urmar miana two brothers name is adnan & shahid F/Name Ammir nawaz is linked to taliban night to much come people and danager wepean Raket lancher garante ,differnete wepean in the home pls, sir arrested this to brother adnan,shahid soon is possible

sumia ( lahor,Pakistan) Friday, August 27, 2010 10:02:45 AM (MDT - USA)

sumia ( lahor,Pakistan) Friday, August 27, 2010 9:53:14 AM (MDT - USA)
Tum hi say ae mujahido jahaan ka sabaat hai Tumhari mashael-e-wafa farogh-e-shash jihad hai long live our brave JAWAN

rao zafar ( MULTAN,Pakistan) Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:40:36 PM (MDT - USA)
I salute you for your service to Pakistan. It’s you and people like you who are always at front to defend Pakistan. Its politicians and Religious leaders who always disappoint us. One again I Salam you and many others like you in forces. i am your fane. i want to meet you dear sir.please roll over the terrorism from our beautiful home land.

Abdul Rehman Orgazi ( Peshwar,Pakistan) Friday, February 19, 2010 6:48:12 AM (MDT - USA)
This letter is from orgazi agency that why have you stoped the operation against the orgazi agency. People who have left their homes for the operation are forced by the terrorist to return back or else they will take over their property and belongings.Terrorist mulla toofan noor jamal and commander syed khan are telling people that there will be no operation carried in the village and telling people to return back. They both live in the mamuzi village. All the sucide bombers are trained in mamuzi and kuza aair. And all the sucide bombings over Pakistan are operated from this two places.All the terrorist of waziristan are also hidden in orgazi agency mamuzi. These places are the main area of sucide bomber traning camps.and even al qaida is in this places.mulla toofan noor jamals brother abdul hamid is in dubai in al awir garage in bab al madina in bab khaiber in a small masjid where he is planning to take people and train them as terrorist and he is also forcing people to give him their half salaries. This is our humble request to please take some action and start this operation as soon as possible and if you don’t help us then we will ask other countries to help.

abdul rehman Orkazi ( rawalpandi,Pakistan) Friday, January 29, 2010 4:33:57 AM (MDT - USA)
This letteris on behalf of all the innocent villager to conduct a operation and destroy the terrorists destory the main rurets of the torroridt is ORKAZI AGENCY .Their main commander as syed Khan and Mulla Toofan Noor Jamal. These people Kidnap people from their homes and slaughter them like animals. This is my humble request to you to do something about this matter and destroy the terrorist of Orkazi Agency. For wat is the operation Orkazi Agency on halt. Till you dont operate the operation, The terror will keep on spreading. All the suicide bomber come and operatefrom the orkazi Agency mamuzi. So we request you to operate this operation as soon as soon as possible. I believe my efforts will not go unnoticed and the culprits will be punished. Please compete the Orkazi Agency operation as soon as possible Because there terror is un bairable

Abdulrehman Afradi ( rawalpandi,Pakistan) Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:03:44 AM (MDT - USA)
this letter is on behalf of all the innocent villagers to conduct the operations and destroy the terrorists the main routes of the tarrorists ar orkazi agency the main comander is sayed khan and mullah tufan noor jamal they kednap people from their homes and sloter like animals this is my humble request to u for taking the step further and destroying the terrorists till you dont carry on with the operation they will keep on terrorising our lands all the sucide bombers operate from the area so we humbully request uo to take an action and i beleave my effort will not go un noticed and the culprits would be punished

Nadeem Raza ( Ellicott City , MD.,United States) Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:47:17 PM (MDT - USA)
I salute you for your service to Pakistan. It’s you and people like you who are always at front to defend Pakistan. Its politicians and Religious leaders who always disappoint us. One again I Salam you and many others like you in forces.

yousuf gabriel ( rawalpindi,United States) Monday, February 23, 2009 2:31:37 AM (MDT - USA)
BRIEF ARTICLE ON QURAN AND HOTAMA BY ALLAMA MUHAMMAD YOUSUF GABRIEL      It is most interesting astonishing and absorbing topic of a universal nature and one of most momentous import, but in so brief an article I would no more be able than to give a bare skeleton, and hardly even all the basic features. I on my own part have no reason to doubt that the topic will be most welcomed every where the humanity exists.      Quran says: Woe to every backbiter defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for, verily, he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah enkindled which leaps unto the hearts. It is a (fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns".(Quran -104-CIV-Al-Homaza). HOTAMA      Hotama means a hell of fire generated by nuclear that is atomic energy with all its attributes, namely, the heat radiation, blast and radio-active fallout. This word etymologically speaking is derived from the root verb (purely Arabic) HATAMA, which means the process of breaking something into pieces, or reducing something into particles. In scientific l a n g u a g e we could say, the process of atomizing. The noun from the root verb HATAMA is HITAMAA which means a smitherine. Keep in your mind the identity between the two words, that is the Arabic word Hatama or Hitama and the english word Atom or its origin the Greek word Atomos, both as regards sound and meaning. Further, first etymological inflection of Hatama is Hattama, that is T is doubled. It means to shatter something to pieces. Second inflection is Tahattama, which amounts in impact to explosion. The Inhatama means, to be broken into pieces. Hutaam-ud-Dunia signifies, the vanities of the world, which are perishable. And so also the term Hutam-Us-Safina which means, the wreckage of the ship.      Now the word Atom has been adopte

King ( Stockholm,Sweden) Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:58:47 PM (MDT - USA)
I am surprised, when i listen these retired army officers interview or there views, Because when they are in the service there actions and attitude towards pakistani people is very bad and towards america is very good, but when they retired from Army than automatically their behavior, feeling and views are change, and when you listen them than they talk against america and even the current pakistani Govt policy against war on terrior.\r\nI think there is two theory behined this either they feel fear that what we did during our service with poor and inocients people was wrong and now we are powerless, so to protect ourself the best way is to talk against they america and pakistani policy (which was their own made) or second reason is that, in the pakistan army these officers is also slave of america and they are not free to think and make policy with there own thoughts and will, because when majority of them were slave at that time and after finishing there jobs than they are free and that´s why there point of view is against from that actions and policy which they theirself did during services.

Sohail ( Reading,United Kingdom) Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:41:33 AM (MDT - USA)
Being a Pakistani I find 'Paki' word as racist, it hurts, it feels abusing. But you know what, I would like to call Pakistani army 'Paki army' because of the great job you have done in past 50 years and recently under the leadership of Gen. Mush. I feel ashamed of you guys, unless you change and reflect the true feelings of the nation

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he is my best for pakistan and bold solidure.
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