Pakistan Navy in September 1975 and
got his commission as an officer in July 1978 in the Operations Branch.
He did his
specialization in Communications upon completion
of his initial training, and then joined Naval
Aviation as a rotary wing pilot.
He has also done
various professional courses. He is a qualified
helicopter instructor pilot and has done Aviation
Safety Course from USA. He is a graduate of Joint
Services Staff College Chaklala and acquired his
Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies
from National Defence University Islamabad. He has also been
decorated with a Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) award.
has served on various command and staff
appointments which include Commander Alouette and
Seaking Squadron, Executive Officer PNS Shamsher,
Commander Air, Naval attaché in New Delhi India,
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training),
Commander Naval Aviation, Naval Secretary and
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Personnel)
at Naval Headquarters.
He was promoted to
the rank of Rear Admiral in March 2009, and to the
rank of Vice Admiral in April 2013 while he was
was appointed the Commander Karachi (COMKAR) in
2012, and thus also became the 36th Chairman of
Board of Governors of Cadet