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KARACHI, June 7: Two change of command ceremonies for Pakistan Navy coastal command and logistics command were held on Friday at the PNS Qasim and PN Dockyard, respectively.

Rear Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi assumed the logistics command of Pakistan Navy and Real Admiral Syed Arifullah Hussaini took over the Pakistan Navy coastal command.

Rear Admiral Abbasi, in his capacity of Commander Logistics, will be the officer in charge of logistic support to all PN units, ships and establishments. He will be in command of the entire PN stores and depots. He will also head all logistic support, construction units, as well as repair and maintenance facilities of Pakistan Navy.

In his capacity as Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Hussaini is now the officer in charge of all units and establishments of Pakistan Navy along the coastal belt and creek areas. In addition, he will also head Special Services Group (Navy) and Pak Marines.

At the change of command ceremonies, the newly-appointed officers were given a guard of honour and were introduced to the commanding officers of the units, according to a press release.