Pak Navy effectively protecting seaborne trade: Naval Chief


Islamabad, Aug. 8 (TNS): Chief of Naval Staff Adminral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi says Pakistan Navy plays a pivotal role in protecting seaborne trade.

In a statement, he said large oil exports take place through Pakistan’s maritime limits.

The Naval Chief said vast reserves of oil and gas are present within Pakistan’s sea frontiers.

He said 90 percent of Pakistan’s trade takes place through sea and economy of a country is destined to destruction if its seaborne trade is halted.

The Admiral said enemy is hell-bent to weaken us by flaring up internal differences. He said Pakistan is a big country and a nuclear power and it should get its mettle acknowledged.

He said Pakistan Navy also plays an important role in peacetime.

He stressed the need for further intensifying research in the maritime filed.

Zafar Mehmood Abbasi said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a vital agreement Islamabad has signed after Indus Water Treaty water accord with New Delhi.

He said CPEC will change fate of Pakistan. He ruled out any threat of Tsunami to Gwadar.