Chief of the Naval Staff
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi
Mahmood Abbasi is the current Chief of
Naval Staff of the Pakistan
Navy . He replaced Admiral (R) Muhammad Zakaullah as the chief of Naval Staff on
7 October 2017.
He was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1981.
Admiral Zafar Abasi is also the recipient of the Sword of Honor for
being the best all-round Midshipman from Pakistan Naval Academy.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi educated at the Pakistan Naval Academy, and
did his initial training at the Britannia Royal Naval College at
Dartmouth in United Kingdom. He is a graduate of the Royal Australian
Naval College, attending it in 1989, and attained B.S Defence University
Islamabad . He holds Masters Degree in War Studies form National Defence
Admiral Zafar Mehmood served as Vice Chief of Naval Staff at Naval
He has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz Military & Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) for his meritorious services.
He served as DG Pakistan Maritime Security Agency and Command of
Multinational Maritime Task Force , Director Naval Warfare Operation
Plans, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Plans), Chief Inspector
(Navy) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) and Chief of Staff
(COS) at Naval Headquarters Islamabad.