Visiting Pak Navy Ship hosts onboard reception

Business Wednesday 19/June/2019 18:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Visiting Pak Navy Ship hosts onboard reception

Muscat: Officers of the Pakistan Navy, the Sultan’s Armed Forces and members of the Pakistani community met recently to mark the docking of the Pakistani Navy Ship ‘ASLAT’ at Salalah Port, about 1100 kms south of Muscat.

The ship arrived in Oman as part of a goodwill visit and is operating under the Regional Maritime Security Patrol initiative aimed at ensuring the Pakistan Navy’s presence along critical chokepoints to fulfil international obligations for Maritime Security Operations.

The ship’s Commanding Officer Captain Shafiq-ur-Rehman met with Commanding Officer of the Salalah Naval Unit and the Commander 11 of the Infantry Brigade and discussed matters of common interest. He also conveyed greetings from Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi to his Omani counterpart Rear Admiral Abdullah Al Raisi and the Royal Navy of Oman.

A Diplomatic Reception onboard the visiting ship was hosted on June 17 by Commanding Officer Captain Rahman to mark the visit. Representatives of Sultan Armed Forces and Pakistani community participated in the event whereas Deputy Head Of Mission Salman Athar and Defense Attaché Captain Rizwa Ali Munawwar represented the Embassy Of Pakistan.

ASLAT is a front line warship indigenously built at the Karachi Shipyard and is fitted with state of art equipment for undertaking maritime operations in a multi threat environment. It shall conduct joint exercise with the Royal Navy of Oman while it departs from Salalah.