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Pakistan Navy celebrates Pakistan Day with traditional zeal and fervour

Islamabad, March 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy celebrated Pakistan Day with zeal and fervour. The day is observed to remind the nation of the ideals for which the country was created when Indian Muslims declared their demand for a separate homeland to safeguard the sanctity of the rights of the Muslims in British India.

The day dawned with Gun Salutes and special prayers in all Naval mosques were offered for solidarity and integrity of the country. Pakistan Navy Ships and Establishments were also illuminated and Commanding officers of all units and establishments addressed special gatherings of officers and men and highlighted significance of the day.

The major event of the day was Joint Services Pakistan Day Parade, which was held at Shakarparian Islamabad. Smartly clad and agile contingent of Pakistan Navy including lady officers, Female Medical Technicians (FMTs) and Special Services Group Sky Diving Team were part of the parade. In addition, Pakistan Navy aircraft P3C Orion and Z9EC helicopters also flew past in this impressive parade.

Captain Adnan PN led P3Cs formation flypast.P3Cs -Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, known as “Flying Destroyers” are fitted with Anti-Surface Missiles, Anti-Submarine Torpedoes, Depth Charges, Bombs, and Mines.

Proudly known as ‘STINGRAY’, Pakistan Navy Z9EC helicopters are equipped with state of art Radar and Dipping Sonar and armed with torpedoes and depth charges; and designed to hunt enemy submarines. Led by Cdr Kashif Raza PN, Special Services Group (Navy) SSG (N) was also part of Tri Services Sky Diving Team. This team exhibited various free fall jumping techniques, which included complicated Maneuvers and landing at targets with precise accuracy.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +92-21-20063210
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038

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