Navy has always been forthcoming in service of nation through relief and rehabilitation

Karachi, July 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): Besides impeccable defense of sea frontiers, Pakistan Navy has always been forthcoming in service of nation through its relief and rehabilitation support, whether be it an earthquake, flood or any natural calamity.

The prevalent scarcity of water in Balochistan due scarce water resources and marginal rains has adversely affected the common man, and the situation has now risen to alarming limits.

Prime Minister of Pakistan, taking notice of the current situation, requested Pakistan Navy to provide all possible relief to residents of Balochistan’s coastal cities, especially in Gwadar and Ormara. Pakistan Navy utilizing its own resources promptly dispatched 02 Tankers; PNS MOAWIN and PNS MADADGAR to Gwadar with approximately 1100 tonnes of fresh/drinking water onboard. This water was distributed to area residents in coordination/consultation with local district administration. PN has tasked more ships to continue the supply of water to the coastal areas.

Commander Coast Rear Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi supervised the said relief efforts on behalf of Pakistan Navy. He also briefed the Prime Minister on his visit to Quetta regarding the short and long term water arrangements for affected areas of Gwadar and Ormara.

Pakistan Navy, having its operational bases and adequate presence at coastal belt, is actively pursuing various development projects especially in Gwadar and Ormara and will continue to provide assistance to the government of Balochistan to ease out miseries of the populace of coastal areas including Ormara and Gwadar.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038