REF:

Rawalpindi - January 14, 2008

No PR-18/2008-ISPR

Major General Athar Abbas will assume charge of Director General Inter Services Public Relations on Tuesday, 15 January 2008.

Major General Athar Abbas was commissioned in October 1976 from Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul and belongs to 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 hold Masters Degrees in War Studies as well as Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He was promoted Major General in June 2005 and has commanded an armoured division from June 2005 to June 2007.

Before joining Inter Services Public Relations Directorate, Major General Athar was serving as Director General Quartering and Lands in Quartermaster General’s Branch, General Headquarters.

He is married and has three children.

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Major General Athar Abbas, DG ISPR