Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has alleged that Pakistan has come up with around 17,000 tonne naval tanker that will save its maritime assets and attain self reliance.
Speaking on the occasion, Sharif said, "The project will further strengthen cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey. The tanker was a gift to Pakistan on its 70th Independence Day."
Pakistan Navy's armada tanker will assume a huge part in their logistic needs. Through this anticipate, He said that the armada tanker would assume a crucial part towards accomplishing confidence in resistance generation and the legislature would keep on supporting the arrangement of indigenization in every single mechanical circle.
The armada was outlined by a Turkish firm under the Ministry of Defense Production and Pakistan Navy and was built by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) with Turkish coordinated effort. "It is an example of Pakistan-Turkey cooperation and the construction of the fleet tanker will help achieve self-reliance in defence production," Sharif said.
"I congratulate the navy and the Karachi Shipyard for launching the tanker ahead of schedule," Sharif said while announcing a Rs 100 million bonus for Karachi Shipyard employees. "The ongoing development programs of the government including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) stipulate the aim to achieve maximum output in terms of regional trade and trans-shipment with Gwadar as the focal point," he said.
Sharif said that Pakistan was honored with long coastline and was deliberately situated at the mouth of the Gulf. He said there were broad exchange and sea exercises being attempted at two noteworthy seaports of Karachi.
These would expand complex with development in the nation's monetary and mechanical base. Extra limit must be made to bolster extension in these exercises, he included.
He said the administration was resolved to unite oceanic base along the coast from Karachi to Gwadar. Sharif said he has the vision of solid, vote based and financially reasonable Pakistan, including that Pakistan would not bargain on its key advantages. He said that Pakistan has massive force potential and assets for financial improvement, and this must be bridled successfully for the nation's advancement.