Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sea-lines safety vital for global economy: Pakistani Navy Chief

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir has said that safety and security of sea lines of communication are vital for sustenance of the global economy and it carries even greater importance for developing economies like that of Pakistan.

Addressing the convocation of 39th Pakistan Navy Staff Course at Pakistan Navy War College here Friday, he said “Given our location at the confluence of three civilizations, it is our obligation to secure our area of responsibility from all sorts of maritime threats to our own country and also to the international community.”
The Admiral said the security situation in our region is fraught with growing uncertainties and a host of unconventional threats that have surpassed the National boundaries. Notwithstanding persistent challenges,the whole nation has displayed remarkable role and has stood behind our Armed Forces engaged in a noble cause.

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