President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan is a peaceful country and is desirous of having friendly relations with all its neighbors on the basis of equality. The President made it clear that the armed forces of Pakistan are fully geared to thwart any aggression against it.
The President said this while addressing naval celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of 1965 war at Pakistan Navy Station (PNS) Qasim, Karachi on Monday.
The President expressed satisfaction that the officers and jawans of Pakistan Navy have complete mastery/command over modern technology noting besides performing its heavy responsibilities in defending motherland Pakistan Navy is rendering valuable services during natural calamities, combating sea piracy, assisting in establishing peace and in protecting the sea trade.
President Mamnoon Hussain said that the government of Pakistan is committed to the progress and development of Pakistan Navy in the light of country’s defence needs adding that all its requirements would be met within the given resources.
The President said that with the cooperation of China work on economic corridor is continuing rapidly which would inject a new life in economic activities of the whole region including Pakistan. In this regard, responsibilities of Pakistan navy have increased manifold, noted the President. He expressed confidence that Pakistan Navy would effectively fulfill its responsibilities.
The President stated that exhibition of state of the art naval weaponry and practical demonstration of professional skills by commandos against terrorism reflects robust preparation of Pakistan Navy which is a matter of satisfaction for the nation. The President also congratulated the Chief of the Naval Staff, officers and jawans on their excellent performance.
On the occasion, a naval display of equipment and live demonstration of Pakistan Navy operations has been arranged at Pakistan Navy Station (PNS) Qasim, Manora Island, Karachi. Pakistan Navy warships, aircrafts, Special Services Group and Pakistan Marines participated in the event and demonstrated operational activities of Pakistan Navy including Skim past by Pakistan Navy surface units, fly past by Pakistan Navy aircraft, Para drops and anti-terrorist demonstration.