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Visit of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 57th Flotilla to Karachi

Karachi, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 57th Flotilla comprising of Iranian Navy Ships BOUSHER (Tanker), KHANJAR and NIZEH (Patrol Crafts) made port call at Karachi on goodwill cum training visit. The ships were received by officials of Pakistan Navy, Defence Attache of Iran and consulate staff. The visit of IRIN Ships to Pakistan was aimed at enhancing collaboration and interoperability between the two Navies.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

National Bank of Pakistan won 2nd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2018

Islamabad, October 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): The 2nd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament was held at National Hockey Stadium (NHS) Lahore from 1-7 Oct 18. 08 top national teams competed for the title including WAPDA, NBP, SNGPL, SSGC, PN, PAF, Punjab Police and PQA. The final of the championship was played between National Bank of Pakistan and WAPDA. After a sensational match National Bank of Pakistan won the laurels, whereas, WAPDA and SNGPL secured 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, Vice Chief of Naval Staff graced the occasion as Chief guest of the closing ceremony held at National Hockey Stadium (NHS) Lahore and distributed trophies and medals among the winner teams. National Bank of Pakistan received a cash prize of Rs 0.5 M for winning the championship.

WAPDA and SNGPL won Rs 0.3 M and 0.2 M for securing 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Rashid Mahmood (Pakistan Navy) was declared as the best player of the tournament and awarded Rs 50,000/-. Aleem Bilal (WAPDA) and Ali Umair (SNGPL) were declared the best scorer and the best goal keeper respectively and were awarded the cash prize of Rs 25,000/- each.

The Chief Guest congratulated the winning teams and applauded the efforts put in by the Patron PN Hockey (Central), Punjab Sports Board (PSB), Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and sponsors. He hoped that this tournament will certainly contribute in raising the public interest in the national game. While interacting with media, Vice Chief of Naval Staff appreciated the role played by the media in promotions of sports especially the wide coverage given to 2nd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2018. Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat also urged the public and private departments/ organizations to come forward and help in revival of the national games.

Pakistan Navy has always strived for the promotion of sports in the country. Keeping in view the glorious past of Pakistan Hockey, Pakistan Navy stands committed to contribute towards bringing back our lost glory in the field of hockey. Therefore, Pakistan Navy has taken an initiative for the revival of the national game in collaboration with Pakistan Hockey Federation. This event is 2nd of its kind which would continue in the coming years and is expected to play its part in providing fuel for a kick-start revival process. A large number of dignitaries including legend hockey players and students from school/ colleges/ universities witnessed the matches.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

2nd Chief of the Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2018

Islamabad, October 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): 2nd Chief of the Naval Staff Hockey Tournament is continuing at National Hockey Stadium Lahore. Chief Guest of 1st Semi Final was Mr Shahbaz Ahmed Senior Hilal-e-Imtiaz while Chief Guest of 2nd Semi Final was Mr Muhammad Aamir Jan DG Punjab Sports Board. Two Semi Final matches were played on 6th day of the` tournament۔ 1st Semi-final was played between National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), in which National Bank of Pakistan won the match by 3-1. 2nd Semi Final was played Between WAPDA and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL), in which WAPDA won the match by 4-1.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi attends 23rd International Seapower Symposium-2018 at USA

Islamabad, September 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited USA to attend 23rd International Seapower Symposium-2018 (ISS) held from 18-21 Sep 18 at US Naval War College Newport. The event involved panel discussions on issues related to common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation.

During ISS, bilateral meetings between Chief of the Naval Staff and senior International Naval dignitaries including Naval Chiefs of Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, PLA (N) and Turkey were also held to discuss matters of mutual interest. During the discussions, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi briefed the participants on Maritime Perspective of Pakistan with special focus on PN contributions to regional maritime security. The Admiral underscored the challenges to Indian Ocean security and mentioned about Pakistan Navy’s initiative of Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) which is aimed to shoulder international obligations towards safe and secure maritime environment in the region.

The purpose of International Seapower Symposium is to provide a forum for senior international naval leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation. Discussions at ISS would further strengthen the efforts to enhance cooperation in countering piracy, providing disaster relief and humanitarian assistance, coordinating search and rescue at sea including submarine rescue, planning and conducting coalition military operations and joint law enforcement to counter arms, drugs and human trafficking as well as fisheries and pollution violations.

Participation of the Naval Chief in 23rd International Seapower Symposium-2018 reflects Pakistan’s commitment for regional peace and is a manifestation of PN contribution towards regional maritime security through a collaborative approach.

Chief of the Naval Staff also met Commandant US Coast Guards, Admiral Karl Schultz and Commander US NAVCENT, Vice Admiral Scott A. Streany besides attending various panel discussions including “Innovation in Naval Power” by Dr Thomas G Mahnken, “Combined Operations in Response to Crisis” by Adm (Retd) William J Fallon and “Maritime Surveillance and Information Sharing” by Dr. Patrick M Cronin.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

Message from Chief of the Naval Staff on the occasion of Navy Day 8th September 2018

Islamabad, September 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): 8th September, the Navy Day is reminiscent of a glorious chapter in our nation’s history when unmatched courage and unwavering commitment of men in whites quashed the pipe dreams and misplaced ambitions of our adversary. Pakistan Navy through a bold and daring Operation Somnath attacked Indian Radar Station at Dwarka; and right at the onset of the war gained psychological ascendancy and subsequently a single prowling submarine, PNS/M GHAZI maintained unchallenged superiority at sea throughout the war. This effectively led to the might of the Indian Fleet including their Aircraft Carrier being confined inside the harbours.

Pakistan Navy commemorates this day to pay tributes to our Ghazis and War Heroes whose sacrifices and gallant acts instill in us a renewed spirit and unabating resolve. While fondly remembering the daring acts of our officers and men who humbled and frustrated the adversary, this day calls for rekindling the spirit of sacrifice and selfless devotion to the country.

Today Pakistan is facing myriad of security challenges on internal and external fronts. On internal front, certain anti Pakistan players seek to disturb peace and harmony in our country. Armed Forces of Pakistan are at the forefront of the national resolve of eradicating such elements from the country. Pakistan Navy is also playing its due role as part of ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fassad’ in collaboration with Pakistan Army, PAF and other Law Enforcement Agencies.

Prevalent international environment continues to be dynamic and in a state of flux. Pakistan Navy, through its initiatives and diverse engagements with regional and extra regional navies has emerged as a key player in the region’s collaborative maritime security paradigm. In order to pursue national interests with strategic autonomy, Pakistan Navy has instituted Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the IOR, in line with UN Resolutions and UN Charter on Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) with an aim to maintain a robust security posture in critical maritime areas and choke points of the IOR.

Our geo-strategic location, at the cross-road of world energy routes offers us a unique opportunity to achieve socio-economic affluence by initiating economic activities in the maritime domain. To take full benefits of our maritime potential, we have to overcome sea blindness and diversify our national economy by exploiting the Blue Economy. Pakistan Navy is fully cognizant of security challenges associated with the CPEC and Gwadar Port and its seaward approaches; and stands vigilant to safeguard against any conventional or asymmetric threat.

We have strengthened maritime and coastal security through various initiatives including raising of a dedicated Task Force – 88 as well as Coastal Security and Harbour Defence Force. Plans for induction of modern surface combatants, state of the art submarines and aircraft and quite a few indigenously developed weapon systems, is reflection of our commitment to maintain a balanced Navy in order to defend our maritime frontiers.

8th September 1965 will remain a golden chapter in our naval history and continue to inspire our new generation of officers and sailors to be bold and innovative in our professional pursuits. We stand committed to keep the spirit of 8th September 1965 alive and pledge to defend our sea frontiers with unflinching resolve, devotion and commitment.

May Allah (SWT) be our Protector and Guide.

Pakistan Navy Zindabad – Pakistan Paindabad

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

Message from Chief of the Naval Staff on the occasion of Defence Day 6th September 2018

Islamabad, September 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):6th September is a day of reckoning in the history of our nation. It reminds us of the courage, unity and steadfastness that defined the Pakistani nation in the face of armed aggression in 1965 by a much bigger enemy. It was a day when the entire Pakistani nation and its Armed Forces stood together to foil the nefarious designs of the enemy with unmatched grit, fortitude and determination.

Pakistani nation celebrates this day to pay homage and acknowledge the valour and supreme sacrifices of our Shuhada and Ghazis who etched numerous accounts of bravery and gallantry in our proud history. The daring ‘Operation SOMNATH’ conducted by PN Fleet which saw the Indian Radar Station at Dwarka, on the Gujrat Coast, neutralized, was the glorious reminiscence of the 11th Century raids of Mahmud of Ghazni on the idolized Somnath Temple, located on the same coast. The much larger Indian Navy Fleet, including its Aircraft Carrier, was bottled up in harbours due to the fear of PN Submarine Ghazi. These are the heroic deeds of our valiant predecessors, which make us stand tall and proud.

Pakistan today faces a host of security challenges on the external and internal fronts. Certain elements are surreptitiously at play to disturb peace and harmony in our country. Our Armed Forces are at the forefront of national resolve to defend its territorial integrity and combat these inimical forces. They are undertaking round the clock operations to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and have rendered immense sacrifices, achieving astounding results.

Pakistan Navy on its part is playing an important role in the overall deterrence and national security. With the development of CPEC, referred as ‘Corridor of Prosperity’ and the Gwadar Port as its ‘hub and pivot’, maritime security all along our coast, particularly off Gwadar has assumed special significance. Pakistan Navy is vigilant and fully ready against any conventional or asymmetric threat to Pakistani ports and maritime infrastructure given the national importance of CPEC Project.

Pakistan Navy is also contributing as a key player in the regional collaborative maritime security. Furthermore, in view of the evolving regional dynamics and to pursue national interests with strategic autonomy, Pakistan Navy has recently instituted Regional Maritime Security Patrols in the IOR with the aim to maintain a robust security posture in critical sea areas and choke points of the IOR. Pakistan Navy has also reinvigorated its efforts to revive the maritime sector and promote blue economy to contribute substantially towards the national economy.

We need to remind ourselves that as a nation, we have been tested on numerous occasions whether on account of aggression from across the border or by extremist elements. Yet, we have always emerged more resolute by adhering to the spirit of Quaid’s golden principles of Faith, Unity and Discipline.

In the same spirit, this day demands from us that we renew our pledge to work selflessly and sacrifice whatever it takes, for a brighter and better tomorrow of our future generations. By anchoring faith in Allah SWT, keeping unity in our ranks and striving relentlessly in the defence of our motherland, let us commit to partake in transforming Pakistan into a strong, secure and prosperous country.

May Allah guide us and grant us strength to redeem ourselves with pride.

Pakistan Navy Zindabad – Pakistan Paindabad

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk