KARACHI (ENN) Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that hosting of AMAN exercises by Pakistan Navy was a clear manifestation of Pakistan’s commitment towards peace and stability, embodied in its motto ‘Together for Peace’, bringing the navies of the East and West on a common platform for the good of global commons.
Shah this said on Sunday while addressing heads of delegation of multinational Naval exercise AMAN here at the CM House Karachi. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Shah, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Additional IG Karachi Dr Ameer Shaikh and head of Pakistan Navy delegation Commodore Zafar Iqbal. The heads of delegates were from different 40 countries.
Shah said that Pakistan defines the Northern shores of the Arabian Sea and is located at the cross roads between Arabian, Persian, Central Asian (Turkish), Chinese and Indian civilization. Pakistan thus has a vital role to play in this region.
Talking about the AMAN Exercise, the chief minister said that Pakistan Navy has been hosting multi-national Anaval Aman Exercise AMAN biennially since 2007 which has a global outlook. He added with AMAN exercise, Pakistan Navy desired to seek enhanced interoperability between regional and extra regional navies as a means of promoting peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and beyond.
“This exercise also provides a unique training opportunity to develop and practice response tactics which helps participants foster and sustain the mutual relationships that are conducive to ensure the safe and secured sea lanes on the world’s oceans,” he said.
The chief minister said that the role and contribution of Pakistan Navy was as a forerunner in the quest for collaborative security in this region. Pakistan “Navy has played a vital role for ensuring safe passage of cargo ships in the region,” he said.