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Two rear admirals promoted to vice admiral

Rear Admirals Muhammad Shafiq and Muhammad Zakaullah have been promoted to the rank of vice admiral with immediate effect.
Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafiq was commissioned in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1977. The vice admiral has served on many important command and staff appointments including 2nd in command of a destroyer, command of Naval Air Wing and Naval Aviation. His major staff appointments include deputy director at JSHQ, director maritime affairs at NHQ, DDG PMSA, drafting authority, directing staff at NDU, chief inspector (Navy) and deputy chief of naval staff (Projects-2).
His professional courses include naval command and staff course from Indonesia and armed forces war course from National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad. He holds MSc (War Studies) degree from Quaid-i-Azam University.
Presently he is serving at NHQ as deputy chief of naval staff (Admin). In recognition of his services, he has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).
Rear Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was commissioned in the operations branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1978. He is a recipient of the Sword of Honour. On his graduation, he was awarded chief of the naval staff gold medal.
The vice admiral is a Graduate of Royal Naval Staff College (UK) and National Defence University, Islamabad. He holds MA (Defence Studies) degree from London University and MSc (War Studies) degree from Quaid-e-Azam University. He has had the privilege of commanding the destroyer PNS Tippu Sultan, Pakistan Naval Academy, and the 25th destroyer squadron. His other distinguished appointments include directing staff PN Staff College, assistant chief of naval staff (Plans) and Defence Attaché in Qatar. As a flag officer, he served as director general National Accountability Bureau (Rawalpindi), chief inspector (Navy), commander Combined Task Force-150, deputy chief of naval staff (Training & Personnel) and naval secretary. Presently he is serving as Commander Pakistan Fleet. In recognition of his services he has been awarded President’s Award for Pride of Performance, President’s Medal, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).
Rear Admiral Shafqat Jawed has been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral with immediate effect.
The Vice Admiral was Commissioned in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1978.
The Vice Admiral has served at various Command and Staff appointments including Commanding Officer PNS SHAHJAHAN, Directing staff at PN War College, Director Naval Operations at NHQ, Director Ops & Plans JSHQ, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations), Commander Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron, Mission Commander at CHINA, Additional Secretary-III at Ministry of Defence, Flag Officer Sea Training and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations). His professional courses include Naval Command Course, USA and National Defence Course from National Defence University, Islamabad.
Presently he is serving as Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Projects). In recognition of his meritorious service he has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).



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