Govt fully realizes the importance of maritime sector,PM

Islamabad:,,, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that our naval forces are fully prepared to guard our maritime frontiers and interests. He reposed complete trust and confidence in the professional capabilities of the Pakistan Navy. The Prime Minister made these comments during his visit to the Naval Headquarters on Monday.

Prime Minister said that the government fully realizes the importance of maritime sector, its great economic potential, and the fact that Pakistan’s lifeline is its international trade that almost in totality is carried through the sea.

He further said that it is most reassuring to learn that our navy is fully prepared and geared up to safeguard our maritime interests including the defence of our sea frontiers. The Government will provide full support for the development plans of Pakistan Navy to ensure that it remains a balanced and effective force capable of meeting the future challenges, said the Prime Minister.

Earlier, a detailed Operational Briefing was given by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) on “Operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy”. Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and senior officers of Pakistan Navy attended the briefing.

On arrival at Naval Headquarters, the Prime Minister was received by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila and was presented the Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Navy. Later, he was introduced to Principal Staff Officers serving at Naval Headquarters.

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