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REUTERS
June 22, 2008
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Vice-Admiral Bashir takes charge as COMKAR

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REUTERS
June 22, 2008

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Karachi

Vice-Admiral Noman Bashir took charge on Saturday as the Commander Karachi. He took over from Rear-Admiral Bakhtiar Mohsin.

As Commander Karachi, Vice-Admiral Noman Bashir would be incharge of all naval establishments and shore-based units of the Pakistan Navy in Karachi.

The change of command ceremony was held at the Naval Unit, Bahadur, on Saturday morning where the outgoing commander Karachi formally handed over the command to Vice-Admiral Noman Bashir.

Upon arrival at venue of the ceremony, Vice-Admiral Noman Bashir was presented a guard of honour and was introduced to the principal staff officers and commanding officers of various PN units under the command.

Speaking at the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Karachi, Bakhtiar Mohsin, said that during his tenure as commander Karachi the guideline for all commands under him was efficiency and response with alacrity.

He thanked officers and men under the command for their tremendous support and proving equal to every task assigned by the naval headquarters.

It is worth mentioning here that the new Commander, Karachi, Vice-Admiral Noman Bashir, was commissioned in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in June 1973.

He served onboard various ships before joining the naval aviation arm where he graduated as a helicopter pilot.

He commanded two aviation squadrons, a combat ship, and also held the key appointment of Commander, Naval Aviation.

His staff appointments include Commodore, Training Ashore, and Director, Naval Intelligence, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (operations), and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (training) at the Naval Headquarters. His last appointment was Commander Pakistan Fleet.

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