KARACHI: A 13-member delegation of Senate Standing Committee on Defence, headed by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, visited facilities and installations of Pakistan Navy in Karachi and coastal areas during the delegation’s three-day visit to the city.
The delegation visited Pakistan Navy Dockyard, submarine centre and Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works on Sunday.
During the visit, a comprehensive briefing was given to the committee on the emerging contemporary challenges in the region and Pakistan Navy’s response, measures and infrastructure development of Pakistan Navy. The committee was apprised on the adversary’s massive naval build-up particularly in context to acquisition of nuclear submarines which is a matter of concern not only for Pakistan but also for the regional peace. The committee was also briefed on the indigenisation programme of Pakistan Navy.
The committee undertook a detailed visit of Jinnah Naval Base at Ormarah, considered as future home port of PN Fleet, where it was briefed on various development projects of the base which will help achieve early commencement of sustained fleet operations.
The committee was briefed on the nation-building efforts along the Makran coast and PN measures aimed at socio-economic uplift of Baloch populace along the Makran Coastal belt. During the visit of Cadet College Ormarah, committee members were apprised of the facilities being provided by Pakistan Navy to the cadets and college’s planned developments so as to make it a premier training institution on the Makran Coast. During the visit of 100-bed hospital PNS DARMAAN JAH, the committee was apprised that PN is extending free medical support/facilities to the Baloch population and coastal community in particular.
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