ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday approved the promotion of Rear Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila to the rank of Vice Admiral in Pakistan Navy. The PM also approved the promotion of seven Commodores to the rank of Rear Admiral in Pakistan Navy. Their names are Commodore (Ops) Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Commodore (Ops) Syed Arifullah Hussaini, Commodore (Ops) Adnan Nazir, Commodore (Ops) Shah Sohail Masood, Commodore (Ops) Syed Bashir Ahmad, Commodore (Ops) Waseem Akram and Commodore (E) Shahid Saeed. This approval was given on the recommendation of the Flag Officers Promotion Board presided over by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir.