Pakistan Navy Celebrates Gwadar Day
ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Dec, 2018 ) :Various ceremonies were held under the auspices of Pakistan Navy to celebrate the 60th Gwadar day and to rejuvenate the spirit of nationalism amongst the local populace.
The hallmark of the day was an impressive ceremony held at PN establishment PNS AKRAM. Former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey attended the ceremony as chief guest whereas Commander Coast Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas was also present, said a press release.
The enthusiasm of locals in these activities was phenomenal and a large number of spectators enjoyed the rallies and matches.
The celebrations were aimed to rekindle awareness about the history of Gwadar among locals, creating healthy environment and to foster civil-military harmony and national cohesiveness among various local communities.
Gwadar was in possession of Oman since 1783 and was formally handed over to Pakistan in 1958. A Naval platoon led by then Lt Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey was the first to land at Gwadar and unfurled Pakistan's flag there.
Being one of the premiere government organizations at Gwadar, Pakistan Navy has always been cognizant of its responsibilities pertaining to the area and its people and has always been committed to the development of the region.
Pakistan Navy's role in socio economic uplift including health and education sector of coastal areas of Balochistan specially Gwadar and its concerted efforts for making China Pakistan Economic Corridor a reality are a manifestation of its commitment towards the region and National obligations.
A large number of locals participated in events while a number of local notables also attended the ceremonies.