Muhammad Anwar led the PN acquisition programme of the Type 21
ships by commissioning the lead ship PNS TARIQ (ex HMS Ambuscade)
on 28 July 1993 as the first Commanding Officer. After TARIQ Captain
Anwar commanded a Fleet Establishment (1995-96), did his Armed Forces
War Course at the National Defence College Islamabad (1996-97), and
ended up on the desk job as the Director of Naval Operations at Naval
Headquarters Islamabad in June 1997. Subsequently he was elevated
as the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations) and promoted
to the rank of Commodore (1998). After two years stint at the Naval
Headquarters, Commodore Anwar went in command of the 25th Destroyer
Squadron compromising all the PN Type 21 Ships (1999-2000). Besides
these, he had also served as the Defence Attaché in Sri Lanka
with concurrent accreditation to Maldives (1988-91). He is also a
graduate of the Royal Naval Staff College Greenwich (1984-85).
taking an early retirement from the service in the rank of Commodore,
he settled in London where he used his operational background and
his diplomatic experience towards his board level duties with different
companies. He held the position of the Managing Director with Cells
Limited; a Bio-Medical firm based in London. Recently venturing into
his own business based on his prior experience with the Navy, started
Helmsman (UK) Limited a defence consultancy firm.
accomplishments as a professional are backed by his extensive educational
background, having a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations,
a Masters in International Relations and a Masters of Science in War
has also written a book titled 'Role of Smaller Navies' (ISBN: 969-8318-01-1),
which looks at the maritime interests of Pakistan in the Northwest
Indian Ocean milieu.
Anwar is married and has four children.