Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : Participants of the 6th Maritime Security Workshop visited Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. The delegation was led by Commandant Pakistan Navy War College Rear Admiral Javed Iqbal.
Upon arrival, a detailed briefing was given to the participants on maritime challenges in the region and responses of the Pakistan Navy including PN contributions towards the promotion of maritime awareness and prospects of Blue Economy. Later on, Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami interacted with the participants of the workshop.
During the interactive session, the Chief of Staff dilated upon issues related to maritime security and PN efforts to enhance maritime awareness in the country. He underscored Pakistan Navy initiatives in enhancing maritime and coastal security, operational readiness, PN initiatives for supporting quality education, health sector, and socio-economic uplift of coastal community. The admiral urged the participants to extend their all-out support and contribution to exploit these untapped maritime resources in their capacity as policymakers, investors, academia, and media influencers.
The workshop participants comprise senators, parliamentarians, policymakers, bureaucrats, academia, entrepreneurs as well as representatives from the media. The participants highly appreciated PN’s role & efforts to befittingly meet maritime-related challenges being faced by the country and also proposed valuable suggestions.