Karachi, January 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila visited forward Naval bases and installations in coastal areas of Pasni, Gwadar and Ormara. The Naval Chief was accompanied by Commander Coast Rear Admiral Arifullah Hussaini. During his visit, the Admiral was given a briefing on the operational preparedness and earthquake relief efforts undertaken by Pakistan Navy at Awaran.
Later, the Naval Chief interacted with the officers and men and lauded the operational preparedness of units ashore and deployed at sea for coastal defence of the country. He also emphasized on the synergy between the departments employed along the coast for coastal security. He said due to challenges faced on maritime front, operational preparedness is our priority.
The Admiral highlighted the importance of Gwadar Port and marked as vital for the growth of national economy. He added that all possible support will be provided by Pakistan Navy for making Gwadar an operational port.
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