COAS Gen Bajwa felicitates Admiral Niazi on assuming Pakistan Navy command

COAS Gen Bajwa felicitates Admiral Niazi on assuming Pakistan Navy command

Rawalpindi (Agencies) Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

According to the Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR), COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa felicitated CNS Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi on assuming command of Pakistan Navy.

The COAS hoped that Pakistan Navy would achieve new heights under Admiral Amjad’s able command, the statement added.

Matters of professional interest were discussed during the meeting.

Earlier, on his arrival at GHQ, CNS laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered fateha for martyrs of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, CNS Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi also called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza in Rawalpindi.

The CJCSC congratulated Admiral Amjad on assuming the command and expressed his satisfaction over operational readiness of Pakistan Navy.

On October 7, Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi took charge as the new chief of Pakistan Navy.

The change of command ceremony was held at PNS Zafar in Islamabad where Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi handed over command of the Pakistan Navy to the new naval chief.

Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1985.

He has served on various command and staff posts. His command appointments include Pakistan Fleet Commander, com­manding officer of PNS Badr and PNS Tariq, 18th Destroyer Squadron commander, commandant PNS Bahadur and commandant Pakistan Navy War College/commander Central Punjab, Lahore.

His previous staff appointments include principal secretary to chief of the naval staff, head of F-22P Mission China, deputy chief of naval staff (training and evaluation) and director general of naval intelligence.

Admiral Niazi is a graduate of Army Command and Staff College, Quetta, and National Defence University, Islamabad. He holds a masters degree in Underwater Acoustics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.

He is a recipient of the Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat. He has also been conferred with the French Medal Chevalier (Knight) by the government of France.