Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Pakistan Navy Annual Safety Review 2018 was held at Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The safety review is held every year with an aim to create safety awareness and inculcate safety culture among naval personnel which provides a road map to further enhance safe working environment.
Chief of the Naval Staff while addressing the audience, highlighted that Pakistan Navy has come a long way in adopting a comprehensive safety regime. The change in attitude of personnel and adaptation of safe workplace practices is evidently visible from the safe conduct of extensively complex operations. This, however, remains a continuous and progressive phenomenon. Naval Chief urged that each individual of Pakistan Navy bears the responsibility of safeguarding not only his life but also the expensive, state of the art assets with which he has been entrusted with, by the Government, through inculcation of robust safety culture. The same can only be ensured through strict adherence to safe practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). He advised the audience that our concept of safety must draw its impetus from an honest retrospection of yester years. The Naval Chief expressed his satisfaction over adherence to safety culture in Pakistan Navy and said that Safety Review is actually a process of self-accountability which helps to evaluate and gauge the safety standards in the light of previous occurrences.
At the end, Chief of the Naval Staff gave away the safety trophies and awards to the winners of Pakistan Navy Annual Safety Review-2018, from various Field Commands.