Pakistan Navy warship inaugurated in Karachi

Published: September 17, 2016


The inaugural ceremony of Fast Attack Craft 3 of Pakistan Navy was held in Karachi on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said this modern naval ship for Pakistan Navy has been prepared with Chinese cooperation.

PM Nawaz inaugurates Pakistan Navy Warship fleet tanker in Karachi

“This is a milestone in defence and strategic cooperation between Pakistan and China,” he said, adding that the attack craft would prove crucial in the defence of the country’s sea frontiers.

In August, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a navy warship fleet tanker. The 17,000-tonne heavy fleet tanker, Pakistan Navy’s latest with state-of-the-art facilities, has been built with Turkey’s cooperation. The design of the fleet tanker was prepared by Turkey, while the tanker itself was built at the Karachi Shipyard.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Sharif said, “The project will further strengthen cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey.” He further added that the tanker was a gift to Pakistan on its 70th Independence Day.

“It is an example of Pakistan-Turkey cooperation and the construction of the fleet tanker will help achieve self-reliance in defence production,” the premier added.

“I congratulate the navy and the Karachi Shipyard for launching the tanker ahead of schedule,” Sharif said while announcing a Rs100 million bonus for Karachi Shipyard employees.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah were among those present on the occasion.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Iqbal
    Sep 17, 2016 - 1:35PM

    There is too much dependence on China. The Chinese are shrewd and cunning and they will stop their assistance when appropriate. I wonder what happens then?
    The Chinese influence in Africa is falling and Pakistan should learn the reasons behind it.Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Sep 17, 2016 - 5:53PM

    Karachi base were missiled-bombed and set ablaze on the first night of 1971 Pakistan-India War.Recommend

  • Indian
    Sep 17, 2016 - 6:30PM

    Why is Modi sleeping? Pakistan is achieving one success after another while Modi is encouraging RSS’s violence. US lollipop for India is useless. Recommend

  • Burn Unit Shift Incharge
    Sep 17, 2016 - 7:03PM

    @M. Emad:
    Looks like Indians are salty.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Sep 17, 2016 - 8:38PM

    @Burn Unit Shift Incharge:
    Can you say something constructive? I can only assume you were educated at a madrassa.
    For your information I am an Ahmadiya living in UK. I was born in Lahore and my parents were persecuted in the Land of Pure and left for UK many years ago.
    You will now claim that Pakistan does not persecute minorities. If you do, you need medical help.Recommend

  • pakistani bloach
    Sep 18, 2016 - 12:21AM

    @iqbal. Im sure your parents traveld to UK on pakistani passport.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Sep 18, 2016 - 4:00AM

    @pakistani bloach:
    You are correct. In these passports one of the declarations was:
    “I consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Quadiani to be an imposter nabi and also consider his followers whether belonging to the Lahori or Qadiani group to be Non-Muslim.”
    Does it surprise you that it is one of the least valuable passports in the world. Today we don’t care because we have British passports.Recommend

  • Burn Unit Shift Incharge
    Sep 18, 2016 - 8:20PM

    The UK you are pretentiously parading is already sided with China. London is going to be Renminbi clearing center of the world. That is why UK kicked Euro out while Obama was whining about why UK should stay with EU.

    US dollar is coming to end and China will have the new reserve currency so it will be better if you update your talking points because of this new UK China relationship.

    How is that for maderssah student?Recommend

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