Rear Adm. Bakhtiyar Mohsin

Thirtieth Chairman Board of Governors (2007-2008)

Rear Adm. Bakhtiyar Mohsin - 2009

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif House

Rear Admiral Bakhtiyar Mohsin was the thirtieth Chairman Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro from 2007-2008.

He is married and blessed with one son and two daughters.

He retired from the Pakistan Navy as Rear Admiral.

Bakhtiyar Mohsin joined Pakistan Navy in 1971 and was commissioned in the Operations Branch in 1973.

He graduated from the Naval Command College USA and PN Staff College. He is a specialized Torpedo Anti Submarine Officer.

During the course of his naval career, he served on various billets and qualified as Surface Warfare Officer from the USA in 1979. He commanded the destroyers PNS Harbah, PNS Taimur, PNS Tariq and a missile boat.

He has been the commandant of Pakistan Naval Academy and Director General of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (2002-2005).

Among his staff apointments, he served as Director Inter Services Intelligence, Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet, and Flag Officer Sea Training.

During 2007-2008, he served as and Commander Karachi (COMKAR), and was then posted to the position of Commander Logistics (COMLOG) in 2008.

In recognition to his meritorious services, the admiral has received many awards. He has been decorated with Tamgha-e-Basalat and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).

Bakhtiyar Mohsin was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in November 2004.

While he was Commander Karachi (COMKAR) during 2007-2008, he was also the Chairman of Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro.

After his retirement from the Navy in 2009, he joined the Bahria Foundation, and is the Deputy Managing Director (South) as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

During 2007, he was also the President of the Karachi Golf Club.