The Sixteenth Adjutant
(1984-1985) and Thirtyfourth Chairman Board of Governors
Vice Adm. Abbas Raza
By Kazi Zulkader
Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif
Abbas Raza was the sixteenth adjutant of Cadet
College Petaro from 1984-1985.
He was born on 16 May 1955, and got married to Mrs.
Uzma on 22 June 1989. They have two children - Alamdar and
having been associated with Cadet College Petaro as its
Adjutant in the past, he also became the Chairman Board
of Governors of the College 25 years later.
He retired as a Vice Admiral
from Pakistan Navy.
Raza joined Pakistan Navy in 1973 and was commissioned
in the Operations Branch in 1975. He was awarded the
coveted Sword of Honour at the Naval Academy.
served on various Command and Staff appointments
including Deputy Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy,
Commanding Officer of two Type-21 Frigates, Commander
Auxiliary and Mine Warfare Squadron, Principal Secretary
to Chief of the Naval Staff, Naval Attache in France,
Director General Joint Warfare and Training and Deputy
Chief of Naval Staff (Projects). Before assuming the
charge of Commander Pakistan Fleet, the Admiral was
serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations).
He is a specialist in
Naval Communications. He did his Staff Course from Royal
Naval Staff College, Greenwich, UK, and National Defence
Course from National Defence University Islamabad. In
recognition to his meritorious services, the admiral has
been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).
Abbas Raza was promoted to
the rank of Rear Admiral in 2007. He was then promoted
as Vice Admiral in March 2010. Subsequently, he was
given the position of Commander Pakistan Fleet in
November 2010. In the capacity of Fleet Commander, he
would exercise full operational control over all Fleet
Units comprising Destroyers, Submarines, Missile Boats
and Naval Air Arm besides other supporting
In October 2011, he was given
charge of Commander Karachi (COMKAR). In this capacity,
he was also the thirty-fourth Chairman of Board of
Governors of Cadet College Petaro. Upon his
retirement from the Navy in 2012, he also relinquished
his position as the Chairman BOQ.
After leaving the Navy,
Abbas Raza was appointed the Chairman/Managing Director
of Bahria Foundation.