Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited naval headquarters on Wednesday and said he had “complete trust and confidence in the professional capabilities of the Pakistan Navy to defend the country’s maritime frontiers.”
According to a press release from the navy, the premier said he fully realises how important the maritime sector is, how much economic potential it holds and how Pakistan’s progress is dependent on the sector’s development.
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“It is reassuring to learn that our navy is fully prepared to deal with any threat from our coastal borders, while also being ready to provide security to Gwadar Port and CPEC. The government will provide the Pakistan Navy its full support to ensure that it remains an effective force that is capable of meeting all future challenges,” said Abbasi.
The visiting dignitaries were given detailed briefings on the maritime security challenges, development of the sector and the need for additional shipyards.
The PM was received at the Naval Headquarters by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and was presented the Guard of Honour.
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