Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi takes over as commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq takes over as Commander Pakistan fleet

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Islamabad:   Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi assumed the
responsibilities as Commander Karachi and Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq took over as
Commander Pakistan Fleet in separate ceremonies held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard
and PNS BAHADUR today. Upon assumption of command, Vice Admiral Muhammad
Amjad Khan Niaziis now the Commander of all training units of Pakistan Navy at
Karachi. Whereas, Vice Admiral AsifKhaliq is now the Operational Commander of
Pakistan Navy’s Fleet including Ships, Fast Attack Craft (Missile), Submarines and
Aviation units.
Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi joined Pakistan Navy in 1983. Also
a recipient of Sword of Honour, the Admiral has an illustrious career with wide ranging
experience of variousCommand and Staff appointments. His major Command
appointments include Commanding Officer PNS BADR, Commanding Officer PNS
TARIQ, Commander18 th Destroyer squadron, Commandant PNS BAHADUR and
Commandant Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. His distinguished Staff appointments
include Director Naval Operations, Principle Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff,
Director General Naval Intelligence, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Training &
Evaluation) at Naval Headquarters and Chief Naval Overseer (China). He is a graduate
of Army Command & Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University,
Islamabad.The Admiral 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. Prior assuming the Command as Commander Karachi, the
Admiral was serving as Commander Pakistan Fleet.Upon assumption of command, the
newly appointed Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi
visited Mazar-e-Quaid, laid floral wreath and offered Fateha.
Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq also joined Pakistan Navy in 1983. He has a distinguished
career with wide ranging Command and Staff appointments. His major Command
appointments include Commanding Officer PNS BABUR, Commanding Officer PNS
KHAIBAR, Commandant PNS BAHADUR and Director General Naval Intelligence and
Commander 18 th Destroyer Squadron. He has also commanded Combined Task Force-
150. His distinguished Staff appointments include Deputy Director Naval Warfare and

Operational Plans, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Plans), Principal Secretary to
Chief of the Naval Staff, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Admin) at Naval Headquarters.
Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq has also served as Army & Naval Attaché of Pakistan in Paris.
He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College and National Defence University,
Islamabad.The Admiral has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) by the Government of
Pakistan and National Order of Merit by the Government of France. Before assuming
the Command as the Commander Pakistan Fleet, the Admiral was serving as
Commander Karachi.
During the Change of Command ceremonies, the Admiralswere presented with
Guard of Honour and were introduced to the Commanding Officers of units under their
respective Commands.
The ceremonies were attended by a large number of Pakistan Navy officers,
CPOs/sailors and Navy civilians.