President Confers Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) Upon Chief Of The Indonesian Navy

Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award of Nihan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Admiral Dr Marsetio Chief of the Indonesian Navy in a special investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday.

The President decorated Admiral Dr Marsetio Chief of the Indonesian Navy with Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his outstanding services toward further cementing the bilateral defence cooperation between Pakistan and Indonesia.

The special investiture ceremony was attended, among others, by Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Chief of Naval Staff, Secretary Defence Lt. General (Retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak, Ambassador of Indonesia in Pakistan Burhan Muhammad and senior officials.

The citation read on the occasion said “Admiral Dr. Marsetio is a close friend of Pakistan. He has played prominent role in expanding and strengthening bilateral relations between navies of two brotherly countries.

In recognition of his distinguished services, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been pleased to confer the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Admiral Dr. Marsetio, Chief of the Indonesian Navy”.

Later, Admiral Dr Marsetio Chief of the Indonesian Navy called on the President and discussed matters relating to Pakistan-Indonesia bilateral relations particularly defence ties between the two countries.

Speaking on the occasion, the President emphasized on further deepening the defence partnership between the two countries. The President said Pakistan was confronting the challenge of terrorism and mentioned that the country’s armed forces and civilians had rendered huge sacrifices in this fight.

Admiral Dr Marsetio Chief of the Indonesian Navy thanked the President and government of Pakistan for decorating him with the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) and expressed commitment to continue taking measures for further enhancing defence collaboration between the two countries.

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