Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi assumes command of Pakistan Navy
Islamabad: Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi assumed charge as Chief of the Naval Staff, when he was sworn in during an impressive Ceremony held at PNS Zafar Islamabad.
The President Mamnoon Hussain promoted Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi as Chief of the Naval Staff upon completion of tenure of service of Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. The appointment was made on the advice of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The outgoing Naval Chief , admiral Muhammad Zakaullah in the farewell address thanked Almighty Allah for shouldering responsibility to lead the Pakistan navy to defend his mother land.
The Admiral Zakaullah congratulated Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi for assuming the charge as Naval Chief, adding that he was proud to handover the command to h
The guard of honour was presented to the outgoing and newly incoming Naval Chiefs were presented with Guard of Honour upon their arrival at the venue.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah formally handed over the command of Pakistan Navy by presenting the traditional scroll to Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
Later, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi laid floral wreath at Shuhada monument at Naval Headquarters and offered Fateha.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of civil and military dignitaries, former Naval Chiefs, media representatives and Navy civilians.