PM louds Pakistan Navy’s utmost efforts for defence of maritime frontiers

PM directs to further diversify Ehsaas Program

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has commended the efforts of Pakistan Navy for the defense of country’s sea frontiers and provision of security to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project including Gwadar Port.
He made the remarks during his visit to Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on Monday where he was given a detailed briefing about Pakistan Navy’s initiatives for the development of maritime sector.
The Prime Minister assured to continue to provide all possible cooperation to the naval force. He said given its importance for economic development, the government is trying to promote the maritime sector. PM Imran Khan commended the naval forces for providing security to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project including the Gwadar Port and assured all possible cooperation. He said the PTI government was trying to promote the maritime sector. Naval Chief Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said the Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to protect the maritime interests and sea frontiers of the country.
Imran Khan said declaring 2020 as the year of blue economy manifests the government’s emphasis to maritime economy.
Naval Chief Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi on the occasion said Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to protect the maritime interests and sea frontiers of the country.
The premier was given a detailed briefing about the naval forces’ initiatives for maritime sector development. He was accompanied by federal ministers Pervez Khattak, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, and Special Assistant on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a comprehensive strategy to further expand Ehsaas Program.He was talking to Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar in Islamabad today. Country Director World Bank Najy Benhassine was also present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister was informed that the World Bank has doubled its assistance for Ehsaas Program which will help extend social protection to more deserving people.
The Country Director World Bank declared the Ehsaas Program a flagship program of social protection and a role model for other countries.
Najy Benhassine also appreciated the steps taken by the Prime Minister for environment protection. He said the Prime Minister announcement of shifting to environment friendly renewable energy resources to produce electricity is a highly responsible initiative to save the region from the harmful effects of climate change.

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