KARACHI: With an aim to create synergy amongst various maritime stakeholders for generating collective responses to asymmetric challenges from the seas especially the threats to coastal infrastructure and assets, Pakistan Navy conducted Coastal Security Exercise codenamed ‘Tahaffuz-e-Sahil’ around areas of Karachi Harbour, Port Bin Qasim anchorage and Korangi Fish Harbour. Various scenarios and contingencies were created during the exercise ranging from terrorists infiltration through the coast or ports, arms and drugs smuggling, terrorist attacks against assets and infrastructure and hijacking of vessels or boats for sabotage activities to improve inter-agency coordination and develop coordinated responses.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2015.
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