Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi addressed the participants of 6 th National Security Workshop, Balochistan held under
the auspices of Army Southern Command through video link.
While addressing the participants, the Naval Chief dilated upon prevalent security
dynamics in Indian Ocean Region with focus on maritime security challenges.The Naval
Chief underscore that Pakistan Navy is ensuring safety and security of international
waters through collaborative and independent maritime security initiatives. He further
highlighted Pakistan Navy’s contribution toward creating maritime awareness and
efforts to spur growth of maritime sector for economic prosperity of Pakistan and coastal
While responding to the questions of the participants, the Naval Chief underlined
major initiatives undertaken by Pakistan Navy to enhance coastal security, promote
education, provision of sustained medical facilities and creation of employment
opportunities for local populace of Balochistan particularly the coastal community.
The participants comprising notables from Govt and civil society, intelligentsia,
media, religious scholars, bureaucrats, lawyers, doctors, students and youth from
various districts of Balochistan participated in the workshop. The participants highly
appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Navy and suggested further expansion of PN welfare
projects across Balochistan.