Pakistan Navy celebrates World Maritime Day


Pakistan Navy celebrated World Maritime Day (WMD) 2022. The theme of WMD for this year is ‘New Technologies for Greener Shipping’ which reflects the need for greener transition of maritime sector for its sustainable future, in line with the UN sustainable Development Goals.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi in his message on World Maritime Day highlighted that greener shipping calls for new technologies that enable production of clean, cost effective and energy efficient fuel. The Naval Chief underscored that the newer technologies must also aim to reduce impacts on marine environment which requires close collaboration between Governments, industry, academia and maritime sector.

On the occasion, Pakistan Navy organized a range of activities to highlight the significance of maritime sector. Major events include a seminar organized at Pakistan Navy War College Lahore under the auspices of Maritime Centre of Excellence. Seminar was attended by students and faculty of various universities and think tanks. During the seminar, prize distribution for 3rd Inter University Essay Competition was also held. Other activities across PN units included awareness walks, Karachi harbour cleaning, maritime awareness lectures at Bahria Colleges/ Universities and Essay competitions at Field Commands. A comprehensive media awareness campaign on World Maritime Day was also launched highlighting the theme and potential of maritime sector of Pakistan. Events organized on World Maritime Day play an important role in enhancing maritime awareness among the masses.

Pakistan Navy is fully cognizant of the importance of creating maritime awareness and exploiting full potential of Blue Economy. On this important day, PN pledge to optimally contribute towards sustainable development of maritime sector in Pakistan.


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