ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP):Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday with aim to create synergy between the local business community and the maritime sector so as to give a boost to country’s economy, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
Addressing the representatives of business community, the Naval Chief emphasized the need to kick-start economic activities in the maritime sector. He said that through mutual cooperation and joint efforts, the maritime economy of the country could be boosted and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth be tripled. We should jointly serve the national cause of developing country’s maritime sector and make collective efforts for progress and prosperity of the country, he added.
President KCCI Mufassir Atta Malik lauded the role and efforts of Pakistan Navy in making sea lanes of communication safe for trade. He also acknowledged that this was the first ever visit by any Naval Chief to KCCI.
On this occasion, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Operational Plans) also briefed the members of KCCI regarding the role and functions of Pakistan Navy and its potential and opportunities to develop national economy through the maritime sector.
Earlier, the Naval Chief visited newly-inducted Maritime Patrol Vessel PMSS DASHT. The Naval Chief was briefed about the functions and capabilities of the ship. The Admiral also visited Headquarters Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). On arrival at Headquarters PMSA, the Naval Chief was presented guard of honour by a smartly turned-out contingent.
During the visit, he was briefed on the role, functions and future plans of PMSA. Director General PMSA, Rear Admiral Zaka ur Rehman was also present on the occasion.