PR No. 13 Islamabad: October 3, 2017

On the advice of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the President has approved the appointment of Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, HI(M) as Chief of Naval Staff in place of Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, NI(M) who shall complete his tenure on 06th October 2017.


The appointment has been made on Summary initiated by Ministry of Defence in terms of Article 243(4)(c) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, read with the entry at S. No. 12A of Schedule V-B to Rule 15-A(1) of the Rules of Business 1973.


Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, HI(M) Chief of the Naval Staff designate, will stand promoted to the rank of Admiral from the date he assumes charge of the office of the Chief of the Naval Staff.