KARACHI: Rear Admiral Mian Zakirullah Jan has assumed the responsibilities as Commander Karachi (Comkar) during a change of command ceremony held at Karachi on Monday.

Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami handed over the command to the newly appointed Commander Karachi. Upon assumption of the command, Rear Admiral Mian Zakirullah Jan is now commander of all training units of the Pakistan Navy at Karachi.

He was commissioned in the Operations Branch of PN in January 1990. He has an illustrious career with wide ranging command and staff experience. Prior to assumption of duties as Commander Karachi, he was serving as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Training & Personnel) at the Naval Headquarters Islamabad.

He is a graduate of PN War College, Lahore and National Defence University, Islamabad. The rear admiral also holds a postgraduate degree in national security and resource strategy from the United States.

The rear admiral has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his meritorious services.

Published in Dawn, October 26th, 2021

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