Admiral Muhammaad Zakaullah was awarded with ‘King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence’ on Monday, Pakistan Navy’s spokesperson said. The ceremony took place in Riyadh, where Naval Chief was presented with the prestigious award by the Chief of General Staff of Royal Saudi Armed forces.

During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Admiral Zakaullah met chief of Royal Saudi Armed forces and Naval Chief. Both admired Pakistan’s role in the fight against terrorism and emphasized the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Muhammad Zakaullah, during his astonishing career, already has been awarded by Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance and sword of honour.

Before Mr. Zakaullah, former Army chief General (R) Raheel Sharif was awarded the same prestigious award.