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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.

Continuous research, expertise in latest technology need of hour: Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi on Thursday said that continuous research and expertise in latest technology were the need of the hour to stay informed with the latest defence needs. "We also need to promote latest trends in naval affairs," he said while speaking as a chief guest at concluding ceremony of seminars held by Pakistan Navy at its units PNS Jauhar and PNS Bahadur in Karachi to discuss professional aspects of Navy. Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi said that the seminars would…

US aid suspension not a ‘life or death situation’ for Pakistan: naval chief

WASHINGTON: Emphasizing on maintaining good relations with the United States, Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has, however, said that security assistance is not the primary consideration for Pakistan. “We want good relations with or without security assistance. We have enough resources in Pakistan. We can work without US assistance,” the naval chief said while speaking to the media in Washington. The naval chief, who is in United States to attend an international symposium, said during the media…

Naval chief says anti-Pakistan elements want to disturb peace in country

KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Saturday said certain anti-Pakistan players sought to disturb peace in the country. "Today Pakistan is facing myriad of security challenges on internal and external fronts. On internal front, certain anti Pakistan players seek to disturb peace and harmony in our country. "Armed Forces of Pakistan are at the forefront of the national resolve of eradicating such elements from the country. Pakistan Navy is also playing its due role as part of 'Operation…

Caretaker PM, naval chief discuss matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi called on caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk in Islamabad on Thursday. Professional matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy came under discussion during the meeting. Meanwhile, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa also called on caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk at PM office in Islamabad. Professional matters with regard to economy came under discussion during the meeting. On Wednesday, Chief of Army…

Naval Chief conferred King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence award

RIYADH: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has been conferred King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence award in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Naval Chief was conferred the coveted award in a ceremony held in Riyadh. According to a spokesman for Pakistan Navy, during the visit of Saudi Arabia, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi met with Chief of General Staff of Royal Saudi Armed Forces and Head of Royal Saudi Naval Forces. They discussed professional matters and bilateral defence cooperation during the…

Naval Chief emphasizes on strengthening maritime sector to boost economy

KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aimed at creating synergy between the local business community and the maritime sector to boost to country’s economy. While addressing the representatives of business community, the naval chief emphasized the need to kick start economic activities in maritime sector which is one of the pillars of his vision. He further added that through mutual cooperation and joint efforts, the maritime economy of the country…

Naval chief lauds operational readiness of PN fleet

ISLAMABAD: The front line combat units of Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force jointly undertook live missile firings in the North Arabian Sea on Monday.   Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman witnessed the live missile on board PNS ASLAT. The joint conducting of missile firing by Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force is reflective of high state of readiness, professionalism and synergy in joint Pakistan Navy-Pakistan Air Force operations. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral…

Naval chief for dealing saboteurs with iron hand

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah has said the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given clear instructions to spare no efforts in eliminating extremism from the country and deal with iron hand with those who disrupt peace in the country.