Commodore Abdul Basit Butt on Monday was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Navy.
In recognition of his meritorious services, Rear Admiral Butt has also been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military).
He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College, National Defence University Islamabad, and Turkish Armed Forces War College, Turkey.
Butt was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989. Over the course of his career, he has served on various command and staff appointments.
Some of his significant command appointments include Commanding Officer 28 Aviation Squadron and Commander Naval Aviation. Whereas, his distinguished staff appointments include Director Naval Training, Director Naval Operational Plans, Sector Commander Naval Intelligence (South), and Naval Secretary at Naval Headquarters.
He is presently serving as Director General Naval Intelligence.