F-22 P Frigate PNS Shamsheer joined Pakistan Navy fleet

F-22 P Frigate PNS Shamsheer

KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): Pakistan is a peace-loving country and does not want to be engaged in an arms race. Its strategic as well as conventional capabilities are focused towards legitimate defence needs and promotion of peace.This was stated by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani while speaking as chief guest at the induction ceremony of PNS Shamsheer at the PN Dockyard here on Monday.The vessel is a multi-mission frigate and is second of four ships to be acquired under F-22 P Frigate programme.

The Prime Minister said it was a matter of jubilation for the nation that a potent Frigate PNS Shamsheer was joining the Pakistan Navy fleet. He congratulated all those who are involved in the Frigate programme.

Gilani appreciated the focus and hard work of the Ministry of Defence Production, Pakistan Navy and Chinese partners for a successful programme which resulted in timely completion of the second ship of class.

The Prime Minister said it was another manifestation of Pakistan-China friendship which was rightly regarded as a model relationship based on mutual respect,trust and complete confidence.

He said ,” we are proud of our ties with China that are time-tested and all weather relationship which is higher than mountains and deeper than oceans”.

Gilani said “Our friendship and strategic partnership with China has been and will remain the cornerstone of our foreign policy.” These ties, he added,were based on the principle of non-interference in each others’internal affairs and were not directed against any country. Read more of this post

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