Vice Adm. Asad Qureshi

Twenty-eighth Chairman Board of Governors (2004-2006)

Vice Adm. Asad Qureshi - 2008

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif House

Vice Admiral Asad Qureshi was the twenty eighth Chairman Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro from 2004-2006.

He is married and blessed with one son and two daughters.

He retired from the Pakistan Navy as Vice Admiral.

Asad Qureshi joined Pakistan Navy in 1968 and was commissioned in the Operations Branch in 1970. He participated in the 1971 Indo-Pak war on board PNS Jahangir.

He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy Staff College Karachi and holds an MSc degree from Quaid-e-Azam University in War Studies. He also completed the War Course from NDC Islamabad, and qualified a communications course from the UK

During the course of his naval career, he served on various billets and qualified as Surface Warfare Officer from the USA in 1979. He commanded the destroyers PNS a brooke class destroyer and was an executive officer on board a minesweeper and a destroyer. He also commanded the Destroyer Squadrons 18 and 25.

His on shore appointments included Director of Projects, Deputy Naval Secretary, Deputy Commandant Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, and Chief Staff Officer to the COMKAR. He also served as Head of the Pakistan Mutual Group in the Sultanate of Oman, as Director General of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, and Director General Operations of Port Qasim Authority.

During 2004-2006, he served as and Commander Karachi (COMKAR), and was then held to the position of Chairman Port Qasim Authority from 2006-2007 while he was still in the service of the Navy. He held this position of Chairman PQA once again later on after his retirement from the Navy from 2009-2010.

In recognition to his meritorious services, the admiral has received many awards. He has been decorated with Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).

Asad Qureshi was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral in August 2005.

While he was Commander Karachi (COMKAR) during 2007-2008, he was also the Chairman of Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro.

After his retirement from the Navy in 2008, he became the DG Ports and Shipping. He also held the additional charge of Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) from 2008-2009. He then joined the Bahria Foundation, and is the Deputy Managing Director (South) as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

During 2004-2005, he was also the President of the Karachi Golf Club.