KARACHI, (MANEND NEWS): The seventh edition of the multinational
maritime exercise Aman-2021 that commenced in Karachi on Thursday
had its official and impressive flag hoisting ceremony performed in the
city on Friday.
The Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf was the
chief guest of the ceremony while guests from seven allied countries
also attended the ceremony as guests of honour.
During the main ceremony flags of all 45 participating countries were
hoisted in the air with Pakistan’s flag in the middle and Navy band
playing the National Anthem of Pakistan.
The Commander of 25th Destroyer Squadron Commodore Imtiaz Ali
read the message of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad
Amjad Khan Niazi.
As per the message, the Naval Chief welcomed the participating
countries of the exercise and said participation from so many countries
really describes the motto of the exercise which is ‘Together for
He said that Pakistan Navy is ever ready to play a positive role for the
peace in the region.
The Naval Chief in his message said Pakistan Navy has taken several
initiatives for maritime security and promote peace in the waters of
He said one such initiative is Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP)
to make the waters safe for maritime activities and keep a check at all
the illegal activities.
Admiral Mohammad Amjad Khan Niazi said these exercises are clear
message to all the peace loving countries to come together for peace.
He hoped that camaraderie expressed here will continue in the future.
Addressing the ceremony, chief guest of the ceremony Commander
Pakistan Fleet Admiral Naveed Ashraf said that the exercise aims at to
promote the security and stability in the region and keep the maritime
environment safe from threats.
He said the exercise has two phases, a harbor phase and a sea phase
while an international level conference is also part of the event to
explore the development of blue economy.
It may be pointed out that the 6-days exercise is being carried out in
the form of collaboration between the navies of various countries to
maintain a safe and sustainable maritime realm and enhance
interoperability between regional and extra-regional navies.
The Exercise is conducted by the Pakistan Navy after every two years
with a resolve against terrorism and piracy.