Karachi, March 31, 2017 (PPI-OT): Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar has assumed the office of Commander Karachi, in an impressive ceremony held at PNS BAHADUR today.
Rear Admiral Farrokh Ahmad handed over the command to the newly appointed commander. On command’s assumption, he is now commander of all training units of Pakistan Navy at Karachi.
Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar was commissioned in Operations Branch in May 1984. He has a distinguished career with wide ranging command and staff experience. His command appointments include Commanding Officer of Pakistan Navy Ship MOAWIN and Commander 9th Auxiliary and amp; Mine Warfare Squadron. His important staff appointments include Commandant PNS BAHADUR, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training), Commander North at Islamabad, Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Admin) at Naval Headquarters. Before assuming the command, Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar was serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training and amp; Evaluation) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad.
The Rear Admiral is graduate of PN War college Lahore and National Defence University Islamabad. For his meritorious services the Admiral has been decorated with Hilal-e- Imtiaz (Military).
At the change of command ceremony the Admiral was presented Guard of Honour and was introduced to the commanding officers of the units under COMKAR Command.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistan Navy officers and sailors.
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