Homage paid to Pak Navy heroes

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OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

ISLAMABAD

Naval Day observed on Sunday by Pakistan Navy to pay homage to heroes of 1965 War.

According to Pakistan Navy Spokesperson, documentary titled Zarb-e-Aab, released regarding naval day.

“The documentary is built on the Special Forces and Marines formed for maritime defense. It fully reflects the operational capabilities of Special Forces and Marines, the Spokesperson said.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, in his message on the occasion, said Maritime arena today is facing numerous challenges including; piracy, illegal trafficking of arms and drugs, human smuggling and the menace of maritime terrorism.

Naval Chief said Pakistan Navy has been at the forefront in ensuring safety and security of international waters either in collaboration with other Navies or through independent initiatives.

He said development of Gwadar Port and realisation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enable us to exploit the untapped Blue Economy with huge economic dividends.

Turning towards Kashmir, he said Indian attempt to annex Jammu and Kashmir and enforce fascist control over Indian Occupied Kashmir has serious implications on the security of the entire region and the world at large.

Meanwhile, in his message on the Pakistan Navy Day Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar says the role of Pakistan Navy in 1965 war will always be remembered in golden words.

He said on September 8, 1965, Pakistan Navy proved its dominance over the enemy.

He said Pakistan Navy, by setting the examples of bravery and courage, foiled the nefarious designs of Indian Navy and wrote a new history of courage and valour.