Karachi: Rear Admiral Waseem Akram has taken over as Commander Coast from Rear Admiral Syed Bashir Ahmed in an impressive change of command ceremony held at PNS IQBAL, Monday.
As Commander Coast Rear Admiral Waseem Akram is now incharge of all units and establishments of Pakistan Navy along the Coastal belt and Creek Areas. In addition, the Admiral would also head Special Services Group (Navy) and Pak Marines.
Rear Admiral Waseem Akram was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1982. The Admiral has distinguished career with wide ranging Command and Staff experience. His Command appointments include Command of Naval Aviation Training School, Seaking Squadron and Commander Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron.
His important Staff appointments include Director General Naval Intelligence, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) at Naval Headquarters, Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency and Flag Officer Sea Training. The Officer has also served as Defence Attaché to Pakistan at Oman.
In recognition of his meritorious services, the officer has been awarded with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat.
On assumption of Command the newly appointed Commander Coast was presented Guard of Honor and was introduced to Commanding Officers of the units under command.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistan Navy officers and sailors.