Islamabad, May 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy’s newly commissioned fast attack craft, PNS Azmat, lowered anchor at Sebang Naval base, Indonesia Wednesday morning. The craft started its voyage home from China in April and passing through different countries including Malaysia and Indonesia, the warship will reach Pakistan shortly.
PNS Azmat is the first of Azmat class fast attack craft (missile). The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, including surface-to-surface missiles and has stealth features.
Defence Attache, Pakistan Embassy, Indonesia, Col Umer, Base Commander, Sebang, Col Dodi and other Indonesian Naval Officers, welcomed the craft being led by Commander Ahmad Hussain. The welcoming ceremony featured a tradtional dance performance. Both sides regarded anchoring of PNS Azmat at Sebang as another chapter in the history of friendly exchanges between the two countries.
It may be recalled that PNS Saif, another ship of the Pakistan Naval fleet also lowered anchor at the Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok seaport on 16th October 2010 on its voyage from China to Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326