Pakistan Navy Ships Moawin & Aslat arrived Casablanca, Morocco as part of Overseas Deployment to African Countries. PN Ships are headed by Commodore Abdul Munib SI (M), Commander Surface Task Group – 2 as Mission Commander for said Overseas Deployment. Amongst visiting PN Flotilla, PNS Moawin is a Combat Support Ship retrofitted with state of the art medical facilities and is commanded by Captain Zeeshan Nabi Sheikh PN, whereas PNS Aslat, an F22P Class Guided Missile Frigate fitted with state of the art weapons and sensors is being commanded by Captain Shafiq Ur Rehman TI (M) PN.
Another unique feature of this flotilla is that both the Ships are indigenously built in Pakistan. PN Ships current OSD to African Countries is aimed at further enhancing cooperation amongst friendly Navies. During port visits, PN contingent will establish Medical Camps in African Countries to generate goodwill amongst local populace and strengthen ties with host nations.
Upon arrival at Casablanca, Moroccan Navy extended very warm welcome to the Ships. Ambassador of Pakistan HE Mr Hamid Asghar Khan, Head of Chancery Mr Fariz Hasan, Defence Attaché (Pakistan) Brigadier Shahzad Iftikhar Bhatti alongwith Liaison Officer from Moroccan Navy received the Ships at port.
PN Ships Port Call to Casablanca is aimed to strengthen friendly ties and defence cooperation between Morocco and Pakistan. Pakistan Navy has been instrumental in furthering Naval diplomacy through numerous engagements such as foreign port calls, taking part in international and regional maritime security operations/ initiatives, participation and hosting bilateral/ multinational exercises abroad and in Pakistan respectively. PN Ships Port Call to Morocco will include number of professional and social activities which include Key Leadership Engagements, visits to host Naval facilities, professional interaction in terms of cross ship visits and discourse on professional subjects of mutual interests.
During the visit, PN Ships will also host formal lunch and Reception Dinner onboard and will also be opened to visitors.