The Chief of the Naval Staff ((Urdu: سربراہ پاک بحریہ‎ (reporting name as CNS), is a military appointment and a Statutory office held by the four-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy, who is nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and confirmed by the President of Pakistan.

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  • The Chief of the Naval Staff ((Urdu: سربراہ پاک بحریہ‎ (reporting name as CNS), is a military appointment and a Statutory office held by the four-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy, who is nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and confirmed by the President of Pakistan. The Chief of Naval Staff is one of the senior-most appointments in the Pakistan military who is one of the senior members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee in a separate capacity, providing senior consultation to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee to act as a principal military advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and its civilian government in the line of defending and safeguarding the expedition, maritime and sealine borders of the nation. The Chief of Naval Staff exercise its responsibility of command and control of the operational, combatant, logistics, administration, and training commands within the Pakistan Navy, in a clear contrast to the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Due to its responsibility and importance, the Chief of Naval Staff plays a critical role in assessing the coastal defence and conducting reconnaissance to insure its strike capability against aggressive forces. In principle, the appointment is constitutionally subjected for three years but extensions may be granted by the President upon recommendations and approvals from the Prime Minister. The Chief of Naval Staff is based on the Navy NHQ, and the current Chief of Naval Staff is Admiral Admiral Z.M. Abbasi serving as chief of naval staff, who took over the command as chief of naval staff on 7 October 2017. (en)
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  • Afzal Rahman Khan (en)
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  • Asif Sandila (en)
  • Fasih Bokhari (en)
  • Haji Mohammad Siddiq Choudri (en)
  • Hasan Hafeez Ahmed (en)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey (en)
  • James Wilfred Jefford (en)
  • Karamat Rahman Niazi (en)
  • Mansurul Haq (en)
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  • Muhammad Zakaullah (en)
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  • Zafar Mahmood Abbasi (en)
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  • On basis of seniority, subjected to the decision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. (en)
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  • The Chief of the Naval Staff ((Urdu: سربراہ پاک بحریہ‎ (reporting name as CNS), is a military appointment and a Statutory office held by the four-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy, who is nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and confirmed by the President of Pakistan. (en)
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