Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the nation is firmly behind Pakistan Navy and would ensure that it is equipped with latest weaponry and technology to safeguard national frontiers.
He was addressing midshipman passing out parade at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi Saturday.
The Prime Minister said today Pakistan is more stable and more democratic. Sound policies to counter external as well as internal threats are bringing results today.
He said Pakistan Navy is capable and professional force and hoped that it would prove its mettle in safeguarding maritime interests of the country.
Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan's maritime defense is impregnable.He pointed out that recent induction of indigenously made frigates‚ fast attack surface-to-surface missiles and acquisition of six modified P3C aircraft with latest avionics and sensors into Pakistan Navy will significantly add to the combat potential of the Naval force.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan Navy has a proud history and has performed with excellence whether it was Operation Dwarka in 1965 war‚ sub-marine operation of 1971 or supporting the civilian Governments in times of natural calamities like earthquakes or floods.
Mian Nawaz Sharif noted that Midshipmen from brotherly countries are also on the parade today. The training they are receiving‚ would not only help them in professionally serving their nation‚ but will also be a reminder of the long lasting friendship our countries mutually enjoy.