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President appoints Vice Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi as new Chief of Naval Staff

  • Vice Admiral Amjad Khan will replace Admiral Zafar Mahmood, who will relinquish the Command of Pakistan Navy on October 6
30 Sep 2020

(Karachi) President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has appointed Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi as the new Chief of the Naval Staff, media reported on Wednesday. He has been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan will replace Admiral Zafar Mahmood, who will relinquish the Command of Pakistan Navy on October 6. The Change of Command ceremony will be held at PNS Zafar, Islamabad.

Zafar has been serving as Naval Chief since October 2017.

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

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.

He has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-e-Basalat by the Government of Pakistan and French Medal Chevalier (Knight) by the Government of France.