Staff Reporter Islamabad
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi has said that Pakistan like other coastal states is responsible for hydrographic surveys and production of nautical charts/ maps of its waters to provide accurate nautical information to the mariners.
On behalf of Pakistan, the Pakistan Navy Hydrographic Department (PNHD) has fulfilled this international obligation.
This was stated by him in his message on World Hydrography Day (WHD) 2021, being celebrated worldwide on Monday (June 21).
Theme of WHO for this year “One hundred years of International cooperation in hydrography’ is designed to showcase progress in knowledge and technology over the past 100 years while celebrating the centenary of the establishment of International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB) in 1921.
Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi said that Pakistan is blessed with over 1000 kms of coastline along with 240,000 Sq kms of sea area within its EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).
In 2015, PNHD along with other relevant national organizations played a vital role in approval of an additional sea area of 50.000 Sq kms by relevant UN commission.