28th batch of Pak marines passed out
KARACHI, Oct 30: Swearing in
to safeguard the ideological base, geographical frontiers and sanctity of the
country, a batch of Pak Marines upon completion of 78 weeks rigorous training,
passed out from Marines Academy PNS Qasim, Manora, on Monday.
Vice Admiral Mahmood Ahmad Khan,
Commander Coast, reviewed the passing out parade, says an ISPR (Navy) press
release issued here on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the
chief guest said that the highly adverse environment of marshy lands, muddy
areas and extreme weather makes the role of Pak Marines very important and
unique in nature.
He said that Pak Marines besides
significantly contributing towards the defence of sea frontiers are also
effectively carrying out duties of defending eastern borders of the
Vice Admiral M.A. Khan further
said that Pak Marines have also been entrusted with the added responsibilities
of providing air defence to important naval installations.
Furthermore, to harmonize Pak
Marines with the modern-day defence requirements, latest
equipment is being acquired, he added. The chief guest urged the passing
out Marines to acquaint themselves with the best use of available arms and
weapon and achieve professional excellence to meet the challenges of fast
changing security environment.
He commended the role of Pak
Marines in creek areas and their efforts in combating natural disasters.
He appreciated the role of Pak Marines in the survey of Sir Creek. He also extended his felicitations
to the passing out marines particularly those who displayed outstanding
performances and won prizes.
Earlier, in his welcome address,
Commander Marines Commodore Jamil Akhtar highlighted the salient features of
He apprised that the training
comprises four different phases in which they are trained in the use of small
arms, tough physical exercise, swimming, Judo Karate, war tactics and counter
air strikes besides their academic activities.
Later, the chief guest gave away
prizes to the winners. The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior
Naval officers, officers and parents and relatives of passing out Marines. APP