KARACHI, June 6 (APP): Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad
Zakaullah visited Pakistan Navy War College Lahore and addressed the
participants of the 45th PN Staff Course.
His talk was mainly focused on the prevailing geostrategic
environment and enhanced responsibilities of Pakistan Navy (PN) in
the wake of upcoming Gwadar port and CPEC projects, said press
release of the Navy on Monday.
The Naval Chief said that the global environment continues to be
in a state of transition and multiple power centers are emerging.
“Our national prosperity and security is intrinsically linked to the
development of maritime sector and a strong Navy is the insurance for
the security of Pakistan”, he remarked.
Admiral Zakaullah said that Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to
ensure security of Gwadar Port and its adjoining waters and capacity
building, where required, is rapidly taking place with the assistance
He highlighted that the time had come where we as a nation, are
overcoming the sea blindness and there was a growing understanding of the maritime potential of Pakistan.
He alluded that Pakistan Navy, without getting into arms race, was
fully capable and determined to overcome the challenges. He praised
the government’s efforts for the development of China Pakistan
Economic Corridor and Gwadar Port which will exponentially increase
the maritime activities in our waters.
While referring to the internal security situation, he said, “the
internal security threat we face is substantial and afflicts every
segment of the society. Pakistan Navy is fully cognizant of this
challenge and accords highest priority to deal with it”.
The Admiral congratulated the course participants for successful
completion and wished them well for future assignments.