Muscat: Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar (with embarked helicopter) visited Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat from 4 to 8 September 2022 during its Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP), which is Pakistan Navy’s initiative to contribute to regional maritime security, safeguard international shipping and freedom of navigation at high seas.
PNS Zulfiquar is part of the 18th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy Fleet and is capable to undertake a variety of maritime operations in multi-threat environment. During its stay at port Sultan Qaboos, a reception was hosted onboard the PNS ship. Cdre Ali Al Hosni, Director Admin & HR Royal Navy of Oman, attended the reception as the Chief Guest.
Imran Ali Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Oman co-hosted the event along with ship’s Commanding Officer.
The reception was attended by diplomats including Ambassadors & Military Attaches of various countries, senior officers from Royal Armed Forces of Oman and prominent Pakistani community members. Officers and men from Royal Navy of Oman also visited the ship for professional briefings and interaction.
The ship’s visit was aimed at strengthening the bonds of friendship between the Sultanate of Oman and Pakistan in general and Royal Navy of Oman and Pakistan Navy in particular as well as exploring new vistas for future collaborative initiatives between the two brotherly countries.
Upon departing Port Sultan Qaboos Muscat, Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Navy of Oman ship on 8 September 2022.