Naval chief visits forward posts adjoining Sir Creek


KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Sunday visited the forward posts of Pak Marines along Sir Creek to review the Pak Marines formations during Major Maritime Exercise SEASPARK 2018.

Upon his arrival at different posts in the Creeks Area, the naval chief was received by Coast Commander Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas and Karachi Commander Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq.

Comprehensive briefings were given to naval chief about the troops deployed for the defence of Creeks Area which constitutes South Eastern maritime boundary of Pakistan.

The naval chief also inspected the forward locations and appreciated the alertness, commitment and readiness of deployed troops. He directed to ensure optimal utilisation of the latest weaponry/equipment with motivation and alacrity in order to safeguard the maritime boundaries of Pakistan.

The naval chief commended officers and men for maintaining high morale, courage and spirit of sacrifice to defend the frontiers of the country.

While interacting with the troops, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed great satisfaction on the operational readiness and lauded their level of motivation and determination to safeguard maritime frontiers of the country at the critical area under harsh topographic environment comprising marshes, swamps and unpredictable waterways. Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, the naval chief also visited Joint Maritime Information & Coordination Centre (JMICC) at Manora, Karachi. The naval chief was given detailed briefings on the operational aspects in the presence of other maritime stakeholders. JMICC has been established by the Pakistan Navy to harmonise the efforts of all maritime stakeholders through timely gathering and sharing of information to effectively safeguard the maritime interests of Pakistan.