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Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi to be appointed as new Naval Chief

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Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi to be appointed as new Naval Chief


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On Wednesday, the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi as the new Chief of the Naval Staff and promoted him to the rank of Admiral.


According to the details, Niazi’s promotion to the Admiral rank will be effective from the date of assuming Command of Pakistan Navy.


Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan will be replacing Admiral Zafar Mahmood, who will renounce the Command of Pakistan Navy on 7th October.


As per the reports, the Change of Command ceremony will be held at PNS Zafar, Islamabad.


Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi had joined the Pakistan Navy in 1983. The Sword of Honor recipient, the Admiral has a distinguished career with various Command and Staff appointments’ experience.


Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi’s major command appointments include Commanding Officer PNS BADR, Commanding Officer PNS TARIQ, Commander18th Destroyer squadron, Commandant PNS BAHADUR, and Commandant Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore.
 

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Vice Admiral Mohammad Amjad Khan Niazi joined Pakistan Navy in 1983. Also a recipient of the Sword of Honour, the officer has an illustrious career with wide-ranging experience of various command and staff appointments. His major command appointments include commanding officer of PNS Badr, commanding officer of PNS Tariq, commander 18th Destroyer Squadron, commandant PNS Bahadur and commandant Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. His distinguished staff appointments include director naval operations, principal secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff, director general naval intelligence, deputy chief of the naval staff (training and evaluation) at the Naval Headquarters and chief naval overseer (China).


He is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University, Islamabad. The officer has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat by the Government of Pakistan and French Medal Chevalier (knight) by the Government of France. Prior to assuming the command as Commander Karachi, he was serving as Commander Pakistan Fleet.
 
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