Vice Admiral M Asad Qureshi HI(M) has 35 years of meritorious service to his credit and carries rich and diverse professional experience of various appointments at sea and ashore. During his career with Pakistan Navy, the officer commanded various ships and fleet squadrons. His sea appointments include: Executive Officer of a Minesweeper and Commanding Officer of a Brooke Class Destroyer. He also held distinctive commands of Destroyer Squadron 25 and Destroyer Squadron 18. His assignments ashore include: Director of Projects, Deputy Naval Secretary, Deputy Commandant Pakistan Navy War College and Chief Staff Officer to Commander Karachi. As a Lieutenant, Vice Admiral Asad had the distinction of being ADC to the President of Pakistan. His service abroad includes Head of Pakistan Mutual Cooperation Group in Sultanate of Oman. The Flag Officer has also served as Director General Maritime Security Agency, Director General (Operations) at Port Qasim and Commander Karachi and Chairman, Port Qasim Authority. Before reassuming charge of Chairman, Port Qasim Authority on May 28, 2009, the Officer also served as Director General (Ports & Shipping ), Karachi from Nov 08, 2007 to May 27, 2009.
As Director Projects (Navy), the officer had the distinction of supervising feasibility study for potential harbours along the coast of Pakistan and contributed significantly towards the construction of naval harbour at Ormara. In the capacity of Director General Maritime Security Agency, he made effective plans for the protection and utilization ofPakistan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. He also undertook the development of fisheries sector and pollution control at sea. Later as Director General (Operations) Port Qasim, the officer presented a paper on “Strategies for Development of Ports and Shipping Sector in Pakistan” at Maritime Workshop in South Korea and a paper on “Investment opportunities at Port Qasim” at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Conference at Lahore. The officer has also been instrumental in implementing Night Navigation at Port Qasim which improved port performance and earnings.
Vice Admiral Asad Qureshi HI(M) has made significant contributions to the country’s maritime field. He supervised the preparation of draft `Pakistan Maritime Policy’ and `National Oil Spill Contingency Plan’ for Pakistan. The Flag Officer has delivered lectures at staff colleges on subjects of Coastal Geography and Exploitation and protection of Exclusive Economic Zone. The Flag Officer holds an MSc degree in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He qualified Communications course from U.K, Electronic Warfare from Turkey and is a graduate of PN Staff College Karachi. He has also undergone War Course from National Defence College Islamabad.
Vice Admiral Muhammad Asad Qureshi HI(M) lives a blissful married life and is blessed with a son and two daughters.