March 29, 2018
Naval chief visits Gwadar installations
ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Naval Installations at Gwadar to review the operational readiness of naval units and progress of ongoing PN projects.
Upon arrival at Gwadar Airport, the chief of the naval staff was received by Commander Coast Rear Admiral Moazzam lIyas. Later, Commander West, Commodore Rahat Ahmed Awan, gave a detailed briefing to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi about ongoing operations of Maritime Security Task Force-88 (CMSTF- 88), Coastal Security and Harbour Defence Force which have been established by Pak Navy for Maritime Security of CPEC projects at Gwadar and along the coast.
The Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed his satisfaction on the operational readiness of CMSTF- 88 and further emphasised to ensure optimal alacrity of the Task Force to counter seaward threats. On the occasion, Gwadar Port Authority chairman also briefed about the activities of the Gwadar Port and further expansion of the Port and Gwadar city.
Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also reviewed the construction work of Bahria Model School, Gwadar. He emphasised on timely completion and full functionality of the school as per timeline with an aim to provide quality education to local community in Gwadar.
Chief of the Naval Staff also interacted with troops of the Pakistan Navy deployed on forward bases at coastal belt, including Ormara and appreciated their morale, selfless devotion and commitment to defend the maritime frontiers of the country