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Dated: August 7, 2017
No PR-PN90/2017-ISPR
Chief of The Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany and German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy) at Berlin, Germany

Islamabad - August 7, 2017: 

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Germany. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany, Vice Admiral Ruehle and German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause.

Upon his arrival at Federal Ministry of Defence Germany at Berlin, Admiral was received by German Naval Chief (Inspector of German Navy), Vice Admiral Andreas Krause. A ceremonial Guard with Military Honours was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion. Thereafter, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah laid wreath on German Armed Forces Memorial at Federal Ministry of Defence.

Later, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany, Vice Admiral Ruehle in his office. During the meeting, professional matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties were dilated upon. Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Germany highly appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region. Both the dignitaries agreed and looked forward to further enhancing the interaction between Pakistan and Germany in the diverse fields of training, mutual visits and defence collaboration.
During discussions with German Naval Chief various matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration, Maritime Security and Stability, Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP), Counter Piracy Operations, drug trafficking and various avenues to enhance interoperability between Pakistan and German Navy were pondered upon. Naval Chief also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism in general and Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maintaining regional peace and security in particular. Vice Admiral Andreas Krause acknowledged Pakistan Navy’s efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and also hoped to extend cooperation between both the Navies in diverse fields of Naval collaboration.

Later during the day, Naval Chief also visited German Navy Ship FGS ERFURT at Warnemunde Naval Base. During his visit onboard, the Naval Chief interacted with German Navy Ship’s crew and appreciated their operational competence.

It is expected that the recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and Armed Forces in particular.


Press Release

Dated: August 7, 2017
No PR-PN89/2017-ISPR

Karachi - August 7, 2017: 

Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the newly completed Primary and Boys wings of Bahria Model school, Younasabad in an impressive ceremony, today. Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar was also present at the inauguration ceremony.

Pakistan Navy, besides performing the sacred duty of defending the maritime frontiers of motherland, is also spearheading in the field of education. With an aim to provide quality education to the children of under-privileged areas, Bahria Model school, Younasabad is a great contribution of Pakistan Navy in collaboration with government of Sindh in the field of education. Bahria Model School Younusabad is equipped with state of the art science laboratories and computer labs. The school will also have a library to inculcate reading habit into the new generation of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that due to absence of quality education institutions in areas like Younusabad, parents were unable to send their children to schools. In this regard, Pakistan Navy’s efforts for establishing such educational institutions are highly commendable. He hoped to look forward in collaborating with Pakistan Navy for different development projects and ensured that Sindh Government is always ready to team up PN in such initiatives.

The Chief Guest lauded the concerted efforts of Pakistan Navy for timely completion of this important project and hoped that the institute will go long way to facilitate children of less privileged areas of Younasabad, Kaka Pir and Hawks Bay etc.

Earlier, during his welcome address Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar expressed his gratitude to Sindh government for its contribution in establishing Bahria Model School Younasabad under the auspices of Pakistan Navy.

The project of Bahria Model School Younasabad started in June 2016 and in first phase its Pre-Primary and Girls wings were completed which started functioning in April 2017. The second phase of the project comprising Primary and Boy’s wings of the school has also concluded in a very short period of time and the newly constructed wings will be functional soon. The first academic session of the school started in April this year which accommodated more than 700 students and capacity of the school will now be increased up to 1500 students. The construction of the school will be completed in three phases and it will be upgraded to the level of intermediate college to offer quality education to more than 7500 students of the villages in close proximity.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior officials of Pakistan Navy, officials from government of Sindh and local notables.