Karachi, April 11, 2016 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has an important role to play in enforcing national jurisdiction and sovereignty and protection of Pakistan’s economic interests in Exclusive Economic Zone. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon during a visit to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency onsite project at Ketibandar along with Ministry of Defence monitoring and evaluation team comprising of Joint Secretary Mr Shakoor Nizamani and Assistant Chief M and E Mr Sajjad and other senior officials.
DG MSA Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar and Commander Khalid Munir briefed about the construction project of administration block, accommodation block and allied facilities at PMSA base Ketibandar. Chairperson BISP said that in presence of PMSA national and international laws are ensured, economic resources are protected, fishing vessels and crew are safe at sea.
Chairperson lauded the social support activities undertaken by PMSA that include regular free medical camps, flood relief operations in addition to its search and rescue efforts and anti-smuggling duties. She further added that government is fully committed to enhance the operational capabilities of PMSA through equipment modernization and organizational betterment.
DG MSA briefed that PMSA was established in 1987 for enforcement of national and international laws, policies and conventions at sea. It is a law enforcement service and one of the six uniform service branches of Paramilitary Command of Pakistan. PMSA is operationally tasked with conducting the maritime. Military, multi mission service unique among the Pakistan military branches having the maritime law enforcement mission.
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