The President of Pakistan has conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) upon Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, during an impressive ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr Islamabad.
In a press release by Director General Public Relations (Navy) it was shared that President of Pakistan has conferred upon the Naval Chief in recognition of his performance and service to the maritime defence of the country. Admiral Amjad Khan NI (M) in all his professional pursuits has exhibited great leadership, impeccable moral strength and remarkable professional competence. During his outstanding service the Admiral has profoundly contributed in development of Pakistan Navy.
The press release further said:
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi NI(M) was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1985. The officer undertook initial training at Pakistan Naval Academy. In recognition of his outstanding performance during training, the Admiral was awarded CJCSC Gold Medal and the coveted Sword of Honour. During his distinguished career, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi NI(M) attained vast experience of both Command and Staff appointments.
Command appointments of the Admiral include Command of two Type 21 ships
PNS BADR and PNS TARIQ, Commander 18th Destroyer Squadron, Commandant PNS BAHADUR, Commandant Pakistan Navy War College/ Commander Central Punjab Lahore, Commander Pakistan Fleet and Commander Karachi. His distinguished staff appointments include Principal Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff, Head of F-22P Mission China, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Evaluation), Director General Naval Intelligence and Chief of Staff (Operations) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad.
In recognition of his meritorious services, beside the latest conferment of Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military), the Admiral is also a recipient of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-e-Basalat. Furthermore, during Tsunami in 2004 he spearheaded relief operations off Maldives which led to saving precious human lives, for which the Admiral was awarded the Medal ‘Chevalier’ (Knight) by the Government of France.