Pakistan Navy Offers Survey and Hydrographic Services
Survey VesselBehr Masah built for Pakistan Navy at China, was Commissioned by Pakistan Navy at the Naval Dockyard, Karachi as per Facebook Page of the Pakistan Navy.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as chief guest. During his address at the occasion, the chief guest while highlighting the role of the Pakistan Navy in safeguarding the maritime frontiers of the country and ensuring the safety of sea trade routes, expressed his confidence that commissioning of Behr Masah is a leap forward in the field of modern hydrography and marine sciences.
The Admiral said that this fully equippedmodern vessel will fulfill the Pakistan Navy’s operational requirements, support development of the national maritime sector. In addition, modern hydrographic services will also be offered to friendly countries.
The survey ship has been constructed by Dajin Shipyard, China
Pakistan Navy Survey Vessel Behr Masah is a 3000 Ton Survey Ship which is over 80 meters in length and is equipped with state of the art equipment and is fully capable to undertake hydrographic, oceanographic and geographical surveys as well as seafloor mapping from shallow to ocean depths.
With the induction of Behr Masah, the hydrographic survey capabilities of the Pakistan Navy would come at par with those of the developed maritime nations of the world. The Commissioning Ceremony was attended by large number of high ranking officers of Pakistan Navy
The Presidential Palace announced preparing the list of its representatives for peace talks with Taliban negotiators in China.
If this meeting goes through this will be the first time participation by Afghan government representatives in talks with the Taliban which has so far avoided any engagement with what they call as the Kabul regime.
While a number of non governmental delegations some including high level leaders such as the former President Hamid Karzai have attended talks with the Taliban in the past in Moscow organized as Track 1.5 meets attempts to have direct intra Afghan talks with government representatives have not borne results.
The success by China success in achieving what others have been trying for some time now will provide it an additional stake in the overall regional sweepstakes for gaining influence in Kabul and could be due to the joint efforts by Pakistan which having realized that it cannot host a meet in Islamabad could have pushed one in Beijing.