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The Chief of the Naval Staff, is a military appointment and a Statutory office held by the four-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy, who is nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and confirmed by the President of Pakistan.

The Chief of Naval Staff is one of the senior-most appointments in the Pakistan military who is one of the senior members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee in a separate capacity, providing senior consultation to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee to act as a principal military advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and its civilian government in the line of defending and safeguarding the expedition, maritime and sealine borders of the nation.

The Chief of Naval Staff exercise its responsibility of command and control of the operational, combatant, logistics, administration, and training commands within the Pakistan Navy, in a clear contrast to the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).

Due to its responsibility and importance, the Chief plays a critical role in assessing the coastal defence and conducting reconnaissance to insure its strike capability against aggressive forces.

The term of the superannuation was then constrained to three years in the office as opposed to four years and was made a permanent member of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Since 1972, there has been 14 four-star rank admirals to be appointed as chief of naval staff by statute.

The Prime Minister approved the nomination and appointment of the Chief of Naval Staff, with President confirming the Prime Minister’s appointed choosing and nomination.

Naval chief calls on PM Imran to discuss professional matters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed professional matters. According to the details, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi met PM Imran Khan at his office in the federal capital and briefed him about the professional matters of Pakistan Navy.   Prime Minister Imran Khan lauded the performance of naval forces and assured him of complete cooperation. It is pertinent to mention here that  Pakistan Navy will conduct multinational maritime ‘AMAN…

Naval chief lauds courage, enthusiasm of jawans

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi visited and inspected the forward posts of Pakistan Navy at Sir Creek at the eastern borders of the country on Sunday. According to spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the naval chief reviewed operational preparedness of Navy during his visit and met with the officers and jawans posted at the forward posts. Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi appreciated the preparedness, courage and enthusiasm of the jawans. Read More: Naval chief says…