Pakistan Naval War College

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Naval War College
Pakistan Navy emblem.svg
Former names
PN Staff School
TypeFederal staff college
AffiliationNational Defence University
Location, ,

The Naval War College is a staff college providing training and education primarily to the mid-career officers of Pakistan Navy as well as to a limited number of officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and various Allied forces. It is located at the Mall Road, Lahore.[1][2]

The College was previously affiliated with Bahria University but has recently been affiliated with the National Defence University (NDU) along with other staff and war colleges of Pakistan Army and Air Force.


The genesis of Pakistan Navy War College started with Pakistan Navy Staff School at Manora Island off Karachi in 1968 to conduct Junior Staff Courses to teach elementary staff work, which was later upgraded to War College in 1971 n shifted to PNS Karsaz. In 1995, the College was shifted to Lahore with a dedicated building on Mall Road, which was inaugurated in August 1996.


PN War college conducts Staff Course for officers of the Pakistan Navy. Around 60 to 65 officers of the Pakistan Navy, with 2 officers each from the Army and Air Force, and 10 to 12 International students from various countries attend this year-long course. The course is quite demanding consisting of staff skills related studies, naval operational art, military history, war games, research paper and a large number of lectures delivered by prominent national and international guest speakers. On successful completion of Staff Course, the participants are awarded 'pns' symbol by the College and M.Sc. in War Studies by the National Defence University, Pakistan in Islamabad. In 2017, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah addressed the 46th naval course at the Pakistan Naval War College and vowed to equip Pakistan Navy with the latest equipment.[3]

Graduation ceremony[edit]

In 2015, then Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah addressed a convocation ceremony at the Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. He was quoted as saying, "As hegemonic and domineering mindset solidifies in our neighborhood, we cannot be oblivious to threats to our sovereignty and national security."[4]


  1. ^ "Prime Minister stresses importance of peace in region". Dawn (newspaper). 18 October 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ General Rashad visits Pakistan Navy War College Lahore Samaa TV website, Published 8 June 2016, Retrieved 11 June 2018
  3. ^ Navy capable to thwart any aggression: Chief of Naval Staff Pakistan Observer (newspaper), Published 25 May 2017, Retrieved 11 June 2018
  4. ^ Shoaib ur Rehman (20 May 2015). "'We cannot be oblivious to threats to our sovereignty, national security': Naval Chief". Business Recorder (newspaper). Retrieved 11 June 2018.

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