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PAKISTAN NAVY Appoints New Commander Coast and Commander Karachi:
Major level promotions in PAKISTAN NAVY as Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas assumed the responsibility of the Commander Coast (COMCOAST) and Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi assumed the responsibility of Commander Karachi (COMKAR) in separate investiture ceremonies held at Karachi, PAKISTAN NAVY Media Wing Head DGPR Rear Admiral Arshid Javed said in an official statement via twitter handler.
According to the details released by the PAKISTAN NAVY, the newly appointed Commander PAKISTAN Fleet (COMCOAST) Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas is now the Head of PAKISTAN NAVY Seals or Special Services Group NAVY (SSGN), PAKISTAN MARINES and all the Units and installations of PAKISTAN NAVY along Creeks areas and the Coast.
The newly appointed COMKAR Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi has got an illustrious and remarkable career with experience in a wide range of Command and Staff Appointments.
The major Command Appointments of Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi included the Director PAKISTAN NAVY Tactical School, Commander Officer of PNS TARIQ and Flag Officer Sea Training.
The major Staff appointments of Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi are Director NAVAL Warfare & Operational Plans at NAVAL Headquarters, Chief Staff Officer to Commander PAKISTAN (COMPAK) Fleet, Directing Staff at PAKISTAN NAVY War College, Naval Secretary and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad and Liaison Officer US CENTCOM, USA. In recognition for his meritorious services for his Sacred Country PAKISTAN, Vice Admiral was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) or HI (M).
The newly appointed Commander Coast Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas also got a distinguished and illustrious career with experience in managing a wide range of Command and Staff appointments.
The major Command Appointments of PAKISTAN NAVY Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas includes Commanding Officer PNS BABUR and PNS ZULFIQAR, Commandant PAKISTAN NAVY War College, Commander 18th Destroyer Squadron and Commander Central Punjab and Commandant PAKISTAN NAVAL Academy.
COMCOAST Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas also commanded the Combined Task Force-151 or CTF-151 at Headquarter NAVCENT, Bahrain. His major Staff appointments includes, Director General C4I, Principal Secretary to CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF (CNS) and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Training & Evaluation) at Naval Headquarters Islamabad.
Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi assumed responsibilities as Commander Karachi (COMKAR) & Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas as Commander Coast (COMCOAST) in separate Change of Command ceremonies held at Karachi pic.twitter.com/A94QELlat2
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) October 19, 2020
He has also served as the Director General Joint Cantonment Gwadar Brand at Joint Staff Headquarter (JSQ), Rawalpindi. In recognition of his meritorious services for his Sacred Country PAKISTAN, Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas was awarded with Sitara-E-Basalat and Hilal-I-Imtiaz (Military) or HI (M).
The investiture change of Command Ceremonies were attended by the PAKISTAN NAVY Officer, Sailors/CPOs and Civilians.
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