ISLAMABAD: Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi assumed the command of Pakistan Navy at a ceremony held in federal capital today on Saturday, Aaj News reported.
Outgoing Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah handed over the command stick to new Chief of Naval Staff.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy presented guard of honor to the new naval chief.
Speaking on the occasion, outgoing Naval Chief Zakaullah felicitated Zafar Mahmood Abbasi for assuming the command of Pakistan Navy and expressed the confidence that under his able leadership, the force will continue the march towards development.
Referring to the challenges facing the country and the region, Zakaullah said the country’s armed forces are fully prepared for defense of the homeland.
He said Pakistan Navy has thwarted the sordid designs of the enemy in the waters.