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Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan NIAZI: “I Have Been Much Impressed with the Quality of Workmanship and Commitment of the Turkish Technical Workforce at Istanbul Naval Shipyard”

Thanks to the permission granted by the NHQ, within the scope of his official trip to Türkiye in late November 2022 on the occasion of the launching ceremony of the PNS KHAIBAR (282), the 3rd ship of the PN-MİLGEM Project, Defence Turkey Magazine conducted an exclusive interview with Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan NIAZI on November 25, 2022 at Istanbul Naval Shipyard.

Issue 119 - December 2022

Defence Turkey: As Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) of the Pakistan Navy (PN), can you describe the main tasks associated with your role?

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan NIAZI: As Chief of the Naval Staff, I exercise command and control of the Pakistan Navy (PN) in operational, combat, logistics, administration, training and welfare matters. I am also the Chief Technical Adviser to the Government on all matters concerning the Navy, Naval Defense and Maritime Affairs, both in peace and war. The powers vested in me as the Chief of the Naval Staff are by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces i.e., the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Accordingly, my focus is towards maintaining a combat ready and agile force, capable of dealing with the entire threat spectrum stretching from the non-traditional and sub-conventional realm to high-end conventional conflict. I am confident that we are transforming the Pakistan Navy into a potent, resilient and reckonable force.