KARACHI: Vice Admiral Syed Arifullah Hussaini has taken over as Commander Pakistan Fleet from Vice Admiral Zafar Mehmood abbasi in an impressive change of command ceremony held at PN Dockyard, today. Hussaini is now operational in charge of all PN Ships, Submarines, Missile boats and Aviation units of Pakistan Navy.
Hussaini got commission in Pakistan Navy in June 1981. The Admiral carries with him a wide experience of Command and staff appointments. His Command appointments include Commanding Officer of various PN Ships, Commander Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron, Pakistan Navy Coastal Commands and Commander Karachi.
His important Staff appointments include Assistant Chief of Naval Staf (Plans), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) and Naval Secretary at Naval Headquarters. He also served as Director General Joint Warfare & Training at Joint Service Headquarters. Admiral has attended many professional courses including Military Staff College Course from Command & Staff College Quetta, National Defense Course from Pakistan as well as China and Surface Warfare Officers course from USA.
In recognition of his meritorious services, the officer has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Basalat. At the change of command ceremony, Vice Admiral Hussaini was presented guard of honour and introduced to Commanding Officers of the units and the command. The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistan Navy officers and sailors.