Two corvettes inducted in Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

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Two corvettes PMSS HINGOL and BASOL were inducted in Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Navy’s Jinnah Naval Base Ormara, Balochistan. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was the chief guest of the ceremony.

The Defence minister was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. The ceremony was also attended by important civil and military officials. Chinese origin corvettes are equipped with the state of the art equipment and will augment protection of Exclusive Economic Zone and law enforcement in the maritime arena.

Earlier, Khawaja Asif witnessed operational arrangements as well as various socio-economic empowerment initiatives undertaken by Pakistan Navy at Ormara for the uplift of local populace. The minister showed his satisfaction over operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy and effectiveness in ensuring security in the maritime arena. He emphasized on important role of PN especially high priority accorded to ensure safety and security of maritime components of CPEC project.

He said that the success of the CPEC and Gwadar Port project was depended upon secure maritime environment in the Indian Ocean region and in particular Arabian Sea for which Pakistan Navy was fully prepared. He also interacted with the officers and men deployed at Ormara and lauded their commitment and perseverance for the service to the nation.

Later, the dignitary visited Cadet College Ormara and Bahria Model College to witnesses various activities and interacted with the cadets and students. He also visited PN hospital, PNS DARMAAN JAH where he was briefed about the various medical facilities and services being provided to local populace as well as the medical camps frequently organized in remote coastal areas of Balochistan.

The minister acknowledged the efforts and appreciated Pakistan Navy for effectively contributing in the noble cause and providing the great service to the coastal populace.

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