Asim Bajwa


Pak army Personnel

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

Education and background

He commissioned in the 34th Punjab Regiment in 1984, at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul. 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. He holds masters degrees in war studies and defence studies from the NDU and King's College London respectively.

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

Military career

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. 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. Bajwa assisted General Pervez Musharraf in compiling his book In the Line of Fire. 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.

On 22 September, 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

The military leadership is now sustaining the officers as DG's of even higher rank. Asim Bajwa is the first "Lieutenant" General as a director general of ISPR.


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

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