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Admiral Abbasi takes charge as Chief of Naval Staff

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Admiral Zafar Abbasi took charge of Pakistan Navy on Thursday, as his predecessor Admiral Zakaullah stepped down.

A ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the new naval chief’s tenure. Admiral Zakaullah, who retired today, passed the baton of charge to Admiral Zafar Abbasi.

Congratulating Admiral Zafar Abbasi on becoming the new naval chief, the outgoing chief said that Pakistan was a gift from God and that defending the motherland was dearer to the officers of the navy than their own lives.

“Allah gave me the opportunity to defend the motherland,” he said. “Our association with Pakistan Navy is a matter of pride,” he added.

Admiral Zakaullah said that Pakistan Navy was one of the strongest naval forces in the world and that the country still faced security challenges.

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