Pak-China manufactured: Pakistan Navy inducts Naval ship Aslat

Published: June 16, 2011

PNS Aslat is the fourth F22-P Frigate inducted into the Pakistan Navy.

KARACHI: Naval ship Aslat, jointly manufactured by Pakistani and Chinese engineers in Karachi, was handed over to the Pakistan Navy on Thursday.

PNS Aslat is the fourth F22-P Frigate inducted into the Pakistan Navy.

This is the last ship of four ‘Sword’ or ‘Zulfiqar Class’ frigates jointly manufactured with China.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Naval Admiral Nauman Bashir said the manufacturing experience will improve the Karachi Ship Yard’s building capacity.

He also said the manufacturing of frigates highlights the government’s priority towards defence.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 16, 2011 - 7:58PM

    The Govt’s Priority to Defence!!!!
    Well, from where i am sitting, i don’t see much action being taken to deal with daily suicide bombers across the country!!!!
    The Sooner the Govt and its Armed Forces realise that the real Threat is Within and not External, it would be better for Pakistan and its People!!!Recommend

  • hussain
    Jun 17, 2011 - 4:51AM

    @Hedgefunder:
    threat is external, navy is important for defence and freeing pakistani taken hostage by somalis and indians. Suicide bombers are a social problem not a defence problem.go blame your beloved liberal government for thatRecommend

  • Ahsan7979
    Jun 17, 2011 - 7:35PM

    Threats are both internal and external. Internal war should be fought by paramilitary, police, judiciary and all internal security agencies of the govt. Its the failure of all these that the army isgetting involved in these.Recommend

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