Naval Chief awarded UAE’s highest military award

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Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is the first Naval Chief to receive this Medal

Staff Report

Islamabad: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has been conferred with the highest Military Medal of the United Arab Emirates, during an impressive award ceremony held at UAE Embassy in Islamabad.

The Medal was conferred to the Naval Chief by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed forces in recognition of his outstanding professional services and efforts to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi is the first Naval Chief to receive this Medal.

Pakistan and UAE enjoy close and cordial relations in defense sector. Both the brotherly countries’ military leadership exchange visits regularly. In 2018, President Dr. Arif Alvi had conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Rear Admiral (PILOT) Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan Commander, UAE Naval Forces in a special Investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and senior officials were also present in the ceremony.

During the visit, Rear Admiral (PILOT) Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan Commander, UAE Naval Forces also called on President Dr. Arif Alvi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Pakistan and UAE have longstanding strategic and close political relations. He added that both countries maintain similarities of views on all important regional and international issues.