ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Thursday reaffirmed Pakistan Navy’s commitment for the development of maritime sector and empowerment of women in different maritime sectors.
In his message on the occasion of World Maritime Day being observed today, Admiral Zafar Mahmood said, “Pakistan is blessed with over 1,000 kilometers of coastline and around 290,000 square kilometer sea area.”
The theme of this year is: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
Empowering women fuels thriving economies across the world, spurs growth and development, and benefits everyone working in the global maritime community in the drive towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping.
He was confident that the full operationalization of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will immensely increase maritime activities in Pakistan.
World Maritime Day is celebrated each year to highlight the contributions of the International Maritime Industry in the World’s economy and to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and marine environment.
Earlier, Pakistan Navy
observed World Maritime Day in coordination with IMO. The theme adopted by IMO for this year was ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ aimed at strengthening the existing cooperation between ports and ships for safe, secure and efficient maritime trade and transportation linking economies and people globally.