ISLAMABAD: Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem and two commodores, namely Commodore Naveed Ashraf and Commodore Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami have been promoted to the rank of vice admiral and rear admirals respectively, with immediate effect.
Vice Admiral Abdul Aleem was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1984. The admiral has distinguished career with wide-ranging command and staff experience. His important command appointments include Commanding Officer of Missile Boat and Destroyer, Commander Combined Task Force-151 at HQ NAVCENT Bahrain, Commandant PNS BAHADUR, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron, Commandant PN War College Lahore and Flag Officer Sea Training. His last appointment was Commander Coast.
In recognition of his meritorious services, Vice Admiral Aleem has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military). The admiral is presently performing the duties of Chief of Staff (Personnel) at the NHQ.
Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf was commissioned in the Operations Branch in 1989. During his distinguished career, he has served on various command and staff appointments. His important command appointments include commanding officer of three destroyers, Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy and Commander 18th Destroyer Squadron. His staff appointments include Chief Staff Officer to Commander Combined Task Force–150 HQ NAVCENT, Bahrain and Captain Training (Surface Wing) at HQ FOST. Presently, Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf is Commanding 25th Destroyer Squadron of PN Fleet.
In recognition of his meritorious services, Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf has been decorated with Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Basalat.
Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami was commissioned in Operations Branch in 1989 after completing initial training at Pakistan Naval Academy and Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, UK. A navigation specialist and principal warfare officer, he has served on various command and staff appointments. His important command appointment includes commanding officer of Type-21 Ship. Presently, Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami is serving as Principal Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff.
In recognition of his meritorious services, Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).