Chief of the Naval Staff
Zakaullah is the current Chief of
Naval Staff of the Pakistan
Navy . He replaced Admiral (R) Muhamamd Asif Sandila as the chief of Naval Staff on
7 October 2014.
He was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1978.
Admiral Zaka is also the recipient of the Sword of Honor. On his
graduation, he received the Gold Medal of the Chief of Naval Staff.
Admiral Zakaullah is graduated from London Royal Naval Staff College and
National Defence University Islamabad. He holds an MA in Defense Studies
in London and an MSC degree in War Studies from Quaid e Azam University
Admiral Zakaullah served as a Voice Chief of Naval Staff at Naval
He has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) & Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his meritorious services.
He is a keen yachtsman and has represented Pakistan at numerous
international events, including 1984 Olympics and Asian Games of 1986
and 1990. He has won Gold medal at the Asian Games twice.He is also a
recipient of President Award for Pride of Performance for outstanding
performance in yachting.