ISLAMABAD: ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi on Tuesday to witness Pakistan Navy’s multinational exercise AMAN-17.
As per media reports, prime minister will also called on Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Governor Singh Muhammad Zubair and will chair a high level meeting in which he will be briefed security situation of metropolis.
The PM congratulated Pakistan navy for conducting a successful exercise, reportedly.
Earlier, the prime minister extended gratitude to the participating navies for joining Pakistan Navy at AMAN-17 in such large numbers.
Sources revealed that the prime minister in his message said the maritime security challenges in the Indian Ocean were both multidimensional and multifaceted.
Threats like maritime terrorism, drug trafficking and piracy had acquired international dimensions, he said adding, cooperation between international navies therefore, was imperative to counter these emerging threats.
He said Pakistan being a major stakeholder in maritime security of Arabian Sea was fully committed to ensuring freedom of navigation and lawful maritime order.
The prime minister expressed confidence that AMAN-17 would be an endeavor of readiness for the promotion of peace.
He would also be meeting governor and chief minister Sindh at Governor House where he would be briefed about progress on Green Line Mass Transit Project, Lyari Expressway and Karachi Circular Railway projects.
The prime minister would also be briefed about Karachi Water Supply Project (K-4).