President Alvi lauds Navy’s role

Safeguarding maritime frontiers

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LAHORE: 2nd Maritime Security Workshop (MARSEW-18) under the banner ‘Blue Economy – Prosperous Pakistan’ culminated at Pakistan Navy War College yesterday.

Concurrent to the closing ceremony of the workshop, the 1st Maritime Doctrine of Pakistan was also launched. President Dr Arif Alvi graced the occasion as chief guest. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was also present at the impressive ceremony besides senior civil and military dignitaries.

While emphasizing significance of Blue Economy the President remarked that resource scarcity on land has forced nations to turn their gaze from land to sea. For Pakistan’s economic prosperity, focus towards Maritime sector and its development is not a matter of choice rather a matter of compulsion. It is time that we must develop credible solutions to the issues we face in the development of maritime sector.

Dr. Arif Alvi further added that Institutionalization of Maritime Security Workshop is a remarkable and a well-timed initiative by Pakistan Navy. It provides an insight and a good grasp over what tremendous potential maritime sector holds and the extraordinary role of Pakistan Navy to spearhead various initiatives to tap these resources for the country’s economic prosperity.

At the launch of Maritime Doctrine of Pakistan (MDP), President expressed that the MDP would be a trendsetter and would go a long way in laying a foundation for promotion of maritime sector for present and coming generations.