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President appoints Vice Admiral Muhammmad Shafiq vice Chief of Naval Staff

Islamabad, October 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): The President of Pakistan has appointed Vice Admiral Muhammmad Shafiq as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff with immediate effect, said a notification issued.

Vice Admiral Muhammmad Shafiq was commissioned in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy on 01 June 1977. During his career he has served at various Command and Staff appointments including, 2nd in Command of a Destroyer, Command of Naval Air Wing, Command of Naval Air Arm and Commander Naval Strategic Forces.

His Staff appointments include Fleet Aviation and Navigation officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet, Deputy Director Naval Aviation at Naval Headquarters, Deputy Director Joint Logistics at JSHQ, Director Maritime Affairs at Naval Headquarters, Deputy Director General Maritime Security Agency, Drafting Authority, Directing Staff at NDU, Chief Inspector Navy, DG(M) in ISI and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Administration).

He has undergone a number of professional courses including Specialization in Navigation and Operations, Naval Command and Staff Course from Indonesia and Armed Forces War Course from National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad

Presently he is serving at Naval Headquarters as Chief of Staff. In recognition of his services he has been awarded Hilal-e- Imtiaz (Military).

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038

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