Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a 17,000-tonne heavy Pakistan Navy Warship Fleet tanker, today, Friday at the Karachi Shipyard.

The PM paid a full-day visit to the country’s economic hub on Friday. Pakistan collaborated with Turkey to design a 17,000-tonne heavy fleet tanker designed by Turkey;, however, it was built in Karachi Shipyard.

PM Nawaz termed the project as a milestone of Pak-Turkey friendship. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Nawaz was immensely pleasured to launch the biggest tanker in history.

Naval fleet in Pakistan

The launch of the biggest tanker in the history of Shipyard denotes self-sufficiency of Pakistan in the sector of defense.

The tanker has a helipad and can convey large amounts of commodities as well. The premier also congratulated the Pakistan Navy, the Ministry of Defense Production and STM Turkey upon the completion of the project way before time.

Naval fleet in Pakistan

The sea- bound institutions are solely responsible for the overall progress as 95% of Pakistan’s trade is produced here.

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Pakistan has a huge strategic advantage and the government is all set to take advantage of the angle. Different Shipyard projects were completed in the past year and that is an achievement in itself.

Naval fleet in Pakistan

The PM also stated that Pakistan has sufficient resources for major development projects, for example, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The PM had earlier landed at the Faisal Airbase welcomed by Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Nawaz Sharif will also be participating in an NBP ceremony after the Friday prayers, during the long day Karachi visit. PM Nawaz is accompanied by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on his one-day trip. Reports suggest that the PM will also visit the Edhi Home.

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