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President Alvi attends inauguration of Pak Navy’s new fleet tanker

KARACHI: President Alvi attended the commissioning ceremony of a new fleet tanker of Pakistan Navy as chief guest, here on Tuesday.

Addressing the ceremony, President Arif Alvi remarked that Pakistan Navy is highly capable and equipped with modern defense mechanism to cope with all kinds of threats.

Pakistan’s Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbas and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah also attended the event.

According to spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the new fleet tanker has been manufactured with the cooperation of Turkey at Karachi’s Shipyard.

The ship has the ability to perform various maritime operations, the spokesperson said.

A day earlier, Pakistan Navy’s major maritime exercise Seaspark-18 began in Karachi.

The exercise spanning over two months will be conducted in Arabian Sea along Pakistan Coast from Jiwani to Sir Creek.

The purpose of this exercise is to assess war preparedness and validate operational plans of Pakistan Navy taking cognizance of emerging regional and global challenges.

The exercise Seaspark-18 will provide impetus to Pakistan’s resolve of maintaining peace, security and stability in the region.

Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force and representatives of the Ministry of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Finance are also participating in the exercise.

Pakistan Navy will conduct a multi-national naval exercise ‘Amn’ early next year in Karachi.

The exercise is conducted every year since 2007 and is participated by forces of various countries from around the world.

Amn-2019 will also be participated by the forces of different countries under the slogan given by Pakistan Navy ‘United for Peace’.

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