KARACHI - Induction ceremony of the fourth F-22 Frigate of Pakistan Navy, PNS ASLAT was held at the PN Dockyard. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif graced the occasion as chief guest.
Addressing the ceremony, the PM said indigenization in the field of defence production had been under close focus of the government.
He extended felicitations to the nation on this historic achievement and commended the efforts of engineers and workers of Pakistan Navy, Karachi Shipyard and China Shipbuilding and Trading Company. He also expressed his gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for their continuous support during all phases of the project.
PNS ASLAT is the first F-22P Frigate of Pakistan Navy which has been indigenously built at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works in collaboration with the China Shipbuilding and Trading Company.
The ship was commissioned on April 17 this year and inducted today in PN Fleet after proving its combat readiness.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila, Defence Production Minister Rana Tanveer, Pakistan Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Siddique, Managing Director KS&EW Rear Admiral Hassan Nasir Shah and a large number of civil and military dignitaries also attended the ceremony.