Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi takes over as Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas takes over as Commander Coast

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi assumed the responsibilities as Commander Karachi (COMKAR) and Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas took over as Commander Coast (COMCOAST) in separate ceremonies held at Karachi. On assumption the Command as COMKAR, Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi is now the Commander of all PN establishments and training units at Karachi. Whereas COMCOAST, Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas is now the Commander of Special Service Group (Navy), Pak Marines and all PN units along the Coast and Creeks areas.
Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi has an illustrious career with wide ranging Command and Staff appointments. His major Command appointments include Commanding Officer of PNS TARIQ, Director Pakistan Navy Tactical School and Flag Officer Sea Training. His major Staff appointments include Directing Staff at Pakistan Navy War college, Director Naval Warfare & Operational Plans at Naval Headquarters, Fleet Operation officer and Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet, Liaison Officer US CENTCOM USA, Naval Secretary and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. The Admiral has also performed duties as Additional Secretary-III in Ministry of Defence. Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, National Defence University Islamabad and has done professional courses from United Kingdom and Philippines. He has also attained Master’s Degree in International

Security & Strategic studies from United Kingdom. Before assuming the duties as Commander Karachi, the Admiral was serving as Commander Coast. In recognition of his meritorious services, the Admiral was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).
Commander Coast, Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas has a distinguished career with wide ranging Command and Staff appointments. His major Command appointments include Commanding Officer PNS BABUR and PNS ZULFIQAR, Commandant

Pakistan Naval Academy, Commander 18th Destroyer Squadron and Commander Central Punjab/ Commandant PN War College, Lahore.

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