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  • Watering the maritime desert

    With its extreme heat and drought-like conditions, Karachi has begun to raise an alarm: this is what global warming looks like and it now knocks on our doorstep...

    “Karachi has been recognised as a maritime desert,” explains Rafiul Haq, an ecologist by profession and founder member of Coastal Restoration Alliance for Biodiversity (CARB)...

  • Naval chief for vigilance to counter maritime threats

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muha­mmad Zakaullah ordered on Friday high vigilance to counter maritime threats...

    Expressing satisfaction over the level of operational preparedness, the naval chief vowed defence of vital maritime infrastructure and protection of the maritime interests of Pakistan against all threats...

  • Navy launches 600-tonnes maritime patrol vessel

    Navy on Tuesday announced the launch of a 600-tonnes maritime patrol vessel (MPV) built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA)...

    "The ship is fully equipped to enforce maritime security [and] search and rescue missions in the maritime exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Pakistan," it said...

  • Third maritime patrol ship inducted for security of CPEC route

    KARACHI: Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo has said that Pakistan has witnessed major challenges in the shape of regional conflicts and invasion due to its geographic location and with the inception of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) it has become a centre of global attention...

    He was speaking at the induction ceremony of the third Chinese-built maritime patrol ship PMSS Dasht at the naval dockyard on...

  • ‘Navy ready to face CPEC maritime challenges’

    TAXILA: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah has said that the navy is ready to face challenges in the Indian Ocean after the completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to ensure a safe and secure maritime environment...

    The naval chief said trade through the CPEC would place additional premium on Pakistan Navy to ensure uninterrupted maritime activities by protecting flow of maritime traffic and...

  • Another maritime patrol ship arrives

    KARACHI: A third Chinese-built maritime patrol ship PMSS Dasht — named after the Balochistan river — arrived here at the Karachi Shipyard on Thursday...

    The ship built for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) was commissioned at Guangzhou, China...

  • China hails Pakistan Navy’s role in maritime security

    KARACHI: The Chinese naval chief visited the Pakistan Navy Fleet Headquarters on Wednesday and met Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah...

    “The PLA(N) commander lauded Pakistan Navy’s efforts and focused commitment in support of collaborative maritime security in the region...

  • Pakistan developing maritime doctrine

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is developing its maritime doctrine in response to ‘disturbing developments’ in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to protect its maritime interests and respond to conventional and sub-conventional threats emerging there...

    He said the doctrine would further give contextual clarity to all stakeholders and observers of maritime developments in Pakistan...

  • US, China spar over North Korea, maritime dispute

    BEIJING: Top US and Chinese officials sparred on Wednesday over how to deal with North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and ease tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea...

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met for more than four hours and said their discussions were “constructive” and “candid
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