Army Chief felicitates Naval Chief on assuming PN command 

By: News Desk      Published: 10:47 AM, 10 Oct, 2020
Army Chief felicitates Naval Chief on assuming PN command 

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday felicitated Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi on assuming command of Pakistan Navy. 

The Naval Chief paid a maiden visit to General Headquarters and called on COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, said a press release.

The COAS congratulated Admiral Amjad on the assumption of command of Pakistan Navy and hoped that Pakistan Navy would achieve new heights under his able command.

During the meeting matters of professional interest were discussed.

Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, the Naval Chief laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered fateha for martyrs of Pakistan.

Later, Naval Chief Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi also called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza during his visit to the Joint Staff Headquarters.

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi HI(M) SBt had assumed command of Pakistan Navy as 22nd Chief of the Naval Staff three days ago.

Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1985. A winner of the coveted Sword of Honour, the Admiral has vast experience of both command and staff appointments. Command appointments of the Admiral include command of two Type 21 ships PNS BADR and PNS TARIQ, Commander 18th Destroyer Squadron, Commandant PNS BAHADUR, Commandant Pakistan Navy War College/ Commander Central Punjab, Commander Pakistan Fleet and Commander Karachi. His distinguished staff appointments include Principal Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff, head of F-22P Mission in China, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Evaluation), Director General Naval Intelligence and Chief of Staff (Operations) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad.

Admiral Amjad Niazi is a graduate of Army Command & Staff College Quetta and National Defence University Islamabad. He also holds a Master Degree in Underwater Acoustics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. In recognition of his meritorious services, the Admiral has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara e Basalat. He was also conferred the French Medal Chevalier (Knight) by the Government of France, said the press release.