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Naval Chief visits Quaid’s Mausoleum to pay tribute

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Karachi on Thursday, his first trip after assuming charge of the Pakistan Navy.

A Pakistan Navy spokesperson said the naval chief paid a visit to the Quaid’s Mausoleum.

He offered fateha, laid a floral wreath and recorded his message in the visitor’s book, the spokesperson added. On Tuesday, Admiral Abbasi called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi.

A statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations stated that the two discussed matters of professional interest and the army chief congratulated Admiral Zafar on assuming command of Pakistan Navy.

On arrival at the GHQ, the naval chief also laid a floral wreath on the Martyr’s Monument. Admiral Abbasi later called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, at the Joint Staff Headquarters in Chaklala Garrison, Rawalpindi.

General Hayat commended the professionalism and commitment of Pakistan Navy and lauded their performance in maritime security as well as the war against terrorism. On Monday, the newly-promoted CNS called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM Office in Islamabad.

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