ISLAMABAD: Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Tuesday assumed command of the Pakistan Navy at an impressive ceremony at PNS Zafar located at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad.
Admiral Zakuallah’s predecessor Admiral Asif Sandila handed over the command of the Pakistan Navy to him.
Speaking at the change of command ceremony, the outgoing naval chief said “Pakistan Navy is safeguarding the sea frontiers of Pakistan despite limited resources; it has proved to be an effective arm of defence of Pakistan.”
He also wished success for Admiral Zakaullah.
Senior Defence officials and former naval chiefs also attended the ceremony.
On October 2, President Mamnoon Hussain had promoted Vice Admiral Zakaullah to the rank of Admiral and appointed him the Chief of Pakistan Navy on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The practice of appointing naval chiefs from amongst the Vice Admirals has been scrupulously followed by all governments.