Pakistan Navy (PN) released a documentary to mark World Maritime Day 2020 on Thursday (today).
The documentary highlights the significance of naval development and security. It also accentuates Pakistan Navy’s key role in protecting national waters and maritime boundaries in accordance with the country’s geo-strategical significance and relevant challenges.
Chief of Naval Staff – Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in his address on World Maritime Day 2020 said that Pakistan Navy pledges its full support towards the development of maritime sector in general, and shipping industry in particular.
“We reaffirm our commitment and resolve for eradication of marine pollution for clean and green environment. I look forward to sincere efforts by all stakeholders to achieve sustainable development in Pakistan’s maritime sector,” he noted.
Furthermore, naval chief highlighted that Pakistan is blessed with over 1,000 kilometers of coastline. He noted that sea trade is the backbone of country’s economy and that 95 per cent of Pakistan’s trade is via sea.
Expressing his views on the ever growing future prospects, naval chief stated that as the CPEC and Gwadar Port are set in motion, maritime activities in Pakistan are bound to increase manifold.
He also stressed upon the need to capitalize on the associated economic opportunities which would be possible once the maritime sector is developed.
Pakistan Navy is striving to spread awareness and promote Blue Economy by enhancing regional maritime security measures and extensive collaboration with international partners, he added.