CNS urges Navy to monitor area of responsibility

Islamabad—Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy concluded Wednesday at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. The Conference was chaired by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.
The matters related to operational preparedness, prevailing security situation and developmental plans of Pakistan Navy were reviewed. Chief of the Naval Staff was given detailed briefings on various ongoing and future Pakistan Navy projects and plans.
While taking stock of the prevalent security environment, Chief of the Naval Staff reiterated PN’s unflinching resolve and stalwart determination to safeguard maritime frontiers of Pakistan against all threats. He also urged the commanders to remain at highest state of preparedness and maintain a constant vigil in their Area of Responsibility (AoR) to hit back with all might if the war is imposed.
Besides assessing the war preparedness of Pakistan Navy, the participants of the Conference also reviewed the priorities pertaining to the security of Gwadar Port and Sea lines of communication linked to CPEC. The Naval Chief highlighted that game-changing development of CPEC with Gwadar port as its ‘pivot’ and ‘enabler’, warrants vigilant and impregnable safeguards all along our coast especially off Gwadar against both conventional and asymmetric threats. The Naval Chief emphasized on conduct of Coastal security exercises regularly in coordination with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Organizations to acquire the highest degree of professionalism and interoperability.
The Naval Chief also expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy in the face of prevalent Maritime challenges and lauded the morale and motivation of troops at all levels. Command and Staff Conference is the apex decision making body of Pakistan Navy in which all Principal Staff Officers and Field Commanders undertake strategic review of Pakistan Navy’s Policies and Plans at least once in each quarter. —INP

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