By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir, The News, February 26, 2008
ISLAMABAD: Major General Muhammad Asif is to be appointed new Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) of the Pakistan Army in place of Major General Mian Nadeem Ijaz Ahmed who served as DGMI for more than three years, sources said.
The incumbent DGMI Major General Nadeem Ijaz, who belonged to the Armoured Corps, is proceeding for a command assignment, the sources added. The notification pertaining to the new postings is likely to be issued shortly. Major General Muhammad Asif belonged to Infantry and was previously in Moscow as Pakistan’s Defence Attache in Russia. He was concurrently accredited to Republic of Belarus and Ukraine. He served in Russian capital for about two years and five months, the sources said.
Major General Athar Abbas, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations, (DG ISPR) when contacted Monday late evening expressed his ignorance about the change. He said it is an internal posting and would be announced when it happens.