ADMIRAL KARAMAT RAHMAN NIAZI, NI(M), SJ, HI(M)

ADMIRAL KARAMAT RAHMAN NIAZI, NI(M), SJ, HI(M)

ADMIRAL KARAMAT IS A RETIRED SENIOR 4 STAR RANK NAVAL OFFICER WHO SERVED AS A CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF (CNS) OF PAKISTAN NAVY FROM 1979 TO 1983. A SUBMARINER BY PROFESSION, ADMIRAL NIAZI TOOK OVER THE COMMAND OF PAKISTAN NAVY ON MARCH 22, 1979.

NAVAL CAREER———-ADMIRAL KARAMAT NIAZI IS AN ETHNIC PASHTUN WHO WAS BORN IN KARACHI, BRITISH INDIAN EMPIRE. HE JOINED PAKISTAN NAVY IN 1952, AND WAS ACCEPTED TO BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, BRITAIN. HE IS A GRADUATE OF BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, GREAT BRITAIN, AND GAINED COMMISSIONED IN PAKISTAN NAVY AS MIDSHIPMAN IN 1956, AFTER PAKISTAN BECAME REPUBLIC. AT FIRST, HE WAS GIVEN COMMISSIONED IN NAVAL OPERATIONS BRANCH OF PAKISTAN NAVY. HE PROGRESSIVELY ELEVATED THE RANKS, AND IN 1964, HE WAS PROMOTED AS COMMANDER. ON 1 JUNE 1964, WHEN PNS GHAZI WAS GIVEN COMMISSIONED INTO PAKISTAN NAVY, NIAZI WAS THE FIRST COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE FIRST SUBMARINE OF PAKISTAN NAVY. HE WAS INDUCTED IN NEWLY CREATED SQUADRON OF PAKISTAN NAVY, THE SUBMARINE SERVICE BRANCH.IN 1965, COMMANDER, K.R. NIAZI WAS BESTOWED THE THIRD HIGHEST AWARD SITARA-E-JURAT, WHICH WAS AWARDED TO HIM AFTER 1965 INDO-PAKISTAN WAR WHEN HE COMMANDED THE SUBMARINE PNS GHAZI DURING THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION DWARKA, FOR WHICH HIS CREW WON 10 GALLANTRY AWARDS INCLUDING 2 SJS AND 2 TJS.

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