Naval chief visits installations at Gwadar, Ormara


ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited the naval installations at Gwadar to review the operational readiness of the units and the progress of ongoing Pakistan Navy projects at Gwadar.

Upon arrival at Gwadar Airport, chief of the naval staff was received by Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas.

Later, Commander West, Commodore Rahat Ahmed Awan gave a detailed briefing to Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi about the ongoing operations of Maritime Security Task Force–88 (CMSTF-88), Coastal Security & Harbour Defence Force which had been established for the maritime security of CPEC Projects at Gwadar and along the coast.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed his satisfaction on the operational readiness of CMSTF- 88 and further emphasised to ensure optimal alacrity of the task force to counter seaward threats. On the occasion, chairman Gwadar Port Authority also briefed about the activities of Gwadar Port and further expansion of the port and Gwadar city.

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also reviewed the construction work of Bahria Model School Gwadar. He emphasized on timely completion and full functionality of the school as per timeline with an aim to provide quality education to the local community in Gwadar.

Chief of the naval staff also interacted with troops of Pakistan Navy deployed on forward bases at coastal belt including Ormara and appreciated their morale, selfless devotion and commitment to defend the maritime frontiers of the country.