Pakistan Navy Adds Chinese-made Ship to its Fleet

Pakistan Navy received the third Maritime Patrol Ship PMSS DASHT from China for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on 11 May 17.

The ship was commissioned at Guangzhou China and has been named after DASHT River in Baluchistan. During its passage from China to Pakistan, the ship visited Malaysian, Indonesian and Sri Lankan ports.

The Director General PMSA, Rear Admiral Jamil Akhtar HI (KA), TBT and families of PMSS DASHT crew along with other senior officers of PMSA received the Ship at Karachi Shipyard jetty. A simple but impressive ceremony was held to mark the arrival of the ship in Pakistan.

Addressing the ceremony, Director General Pakistan Maritime Security Agency congratulated the Officers and men for displaying exemplary professionalism throughout the passage. He highlighted the requirement of a stronger Maritime Security Agency in the overall security environment of North Arabian Sea particularly in the wake of the CPEC project.

He said that realizing the Maritime security needs the government undertook this programme as a timely response to evolving challenges in Maritime domain. He also thanked the government for allocating huge funds for this project.

PMSA being the sole law enforcement agency at sea is mandated to carry out law enforcement functions in all maritime zones of Pakistan. Its functions include taking measures against poaching, smuggling, narcotics and human trafficking.

PMSA is also responsible for Rescue efforts at sea covering a vast area of upto 840 NM from the coast line of Pakistan. In order to ensure effective law enforcement PMSA is undergoing capacity enhancement programme aimed at induction of new ships, fast boats and aircrafts.

Earlier this year, Pakistan Maritime Security Ships HINGOL and BASOL, also named after other Baluchistan Rivers, were inducted into PMSA fleet on Jan 17.

  • Well, quite frankly, in a country where people are sleeping in hunger, where hospitals are working at an over-capacity and doctors have to serve two patients on a single bed, where our Govt. schools are over-crowded with pupils, where we lack basic infrastructure (notably in rural areas), where we lack basic necessities like electricity, I think spending precious funds on the military is just… Heartless, to say the least…
    Our Government, establishment and even The Army are turning a blind eye at our pain and suffering…
    We are throwing our hard earned cash on fighter jets, submarines and warships…
    My question is: Why…? What for…? Just to have better global security…?
    Why Malaysia is such a success story…? I’ll tell you, they’re not populists like us… They don’t believe in patriotism and war like us… They’re not “obsessed with war” like us…
    It’s not like I’m a left wing liberal, I’m not… Neither do I consider myself a far-right patriot… I’m a centrist man and hence consider myself a ‘neutral’ person who believe in compassion, mercy and love above everything… A humanitarian; in other words…
    In any case; war is a war in which no side wins, no side looses… In a war; savageness always wins and humanity always looses… Human blood always covers the ground, no matter what…
    I just wish all that money would’ve gone towards better health and education, which we need WAY MORE than state of the art missiles, warships and fighter jets…
    Good Day!

    • You are indeed prince of darkness, freedom as we see it is not free and do not take it for granted, comes with a huge price tag both lives and cash. Ask those who put their lives at risk each day on our borders so that we can sleep in peace.

      We are facing an enemy who even kill their own people just because they eat beef ??. Study history and it tell us stories of nations who were weak and got devoured by their enemies in a matter of days – case in point: Poland taken over Germany in a matter of days. God forbid should the time come do you want to face the enemy with educated & content people or well equipped fighting force ?.


        How many nuclear bombs does Pakistan need? When can we stop making them? Each one costs lots and lots of money. We have enough to destroy all of India’s major cities many times over.

        When can we stop making them and put money towards social services?

        Also, let me ask you a practical question: we can build up our militaries and borders and everything until they are A grade and best in the region etc etc. But…



        what are they defending? Kleptocratic fuedal lords? Businessmen who sell us out for money? Disfunctional courts and police system who have utterly failed to do anything with criminals except kill them in encounters and are so bad we need Rangers and military courts? Private doctors who charge Rs 2000-5000 per visit or you can wait hours in line at a crappy government hospital? Provinces that have given up on schools and rely on private or charter schools? That have given up on ambulance and emergency services and rely on Eidhi Foundation?

        That is the system our military is defending? Is it a society worth living in? That is what you want?

        So why not spend some money fixing our society, too. Clearly we need Pakistan to be SOMETHING WORTH DEFENDING which means SOCIETY NOT LAND.

    • وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَمِنْ رِبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَآخَرِينَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ ۚ وَمَا تُنْفِقُوا مِنْ شَيْءٍ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لَا تُظْلَمُونَ

      And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged. Quran 8-60

      • You do not fool anyone by quoting a verse out of context. Read it in context of verses 58, 59, 60, 61. Read also tafsir of all the verses. I am not surprised you decided not to quote 61.

        I still think Pakistan needs to be a society worth fighting for, and for that we need a society that takes care of Pakistanis. We are sacrificing health care and quality of life for weapons that we will never use.

        • The poison of corruption, loot, theft and other severe malpractices by the Govt, lawmakers and remorseless people should not be obscured under the garb of country’s military power! If you want to argue, start it from a company’s CEO why they’ve kept security guard at their doorstep?
          Nevertheless, the verse 61 is meant to have peace (which our Mil boys are maintaining despite unprovoked enemy’s harshness at borders) but not at the cost to oversight the verse 60.
          Get out of the dilemma of foreign funded NGOs and their likes!
          Assalam o Alaikom

          • Well we live in a country where Kayani and his brother are allowed to go scott free even after evidence is presented multiple times of their guilt in DHA cases. I don’t exactly see lots of soldiers demanding their punishment.

            • Well, that’s another side of the coin which you’re referring.
              And if the political parties could gather their guts to force the General to step-down back in August 2008, then who on earth is stopping them to reprimand General (R) Kiyani or his brother for their alleged crimes?
              It’s just that the political elite has pour-down their own water – no-one else to be blamed. Shame!
              Lastly, for the soldiers, they follow the code of conduct to maintain discipline within the armed forces – and unlike their civil brethren of the motherland, they can’t simply stage street processions or sit-ins or go for hunger-strikes – as that is what the decision has to be made by the political elite, rather than by the COAS.
              Assalam o Alaikom

              • Odd that you say both “code of conduct” for soldiers and ignore how General so-and-so came to power on October 1999. Where was their code of conduct then? Where was their oath to protect country & constitution? Just empty words?

                You are a military boot licker. Admit it, be more honest in your words.

                • The drowning elite is the root cause in itself which lures the military to intervene. Nevertheless, military is not made to rule – I agree with you.

                  “Military boot licker”.
                  Well mister, how much you’re being paid by the foreign NGOs to utter their non-sense?
                  Assalam o Alaikom

                  • Foreign NGO??? No, I’m a person who pays Taxes in Pakistan, has lived under two military dictatorships, and NEVER EVER sees military people admit mistakes made under both of them. Show me a retired military officer or even serving one who is willing to admit that lathi charging women in the early 1980s for asking for their rights was a wrong move. You won’t find them.

                    • Now this is yet another flip of the story mister. If you don’t have anything worth to comment relevant to the topic in question, it’s better to refrain going in loops. I’m done with you.
                      Assalam o Alaikom

                    • Oh, so it’s okay for you to link me with imaginary foreign NGO but then claim I have nothing “relevant” to the topic. LOL.

                      Live in your imaginary world you want, I got a real life to live and real problems to deal with.

    • abay kisi hindu ki oolad yeh parh pehlay aur bad ma bhonkana

      بھارت سیاچین سے کراچی تک ہمارے پورے مشرقی بارڈر پر موجود ہے‘ ہماری
      سرحد کے ساتھ بھارت کی دس چھاؤنیاں ہیں‘ یہ چھاؤنیاں ہر وقت تیار رہتی ہیں‘
      بھارت نے ان چھاؤنیوں کو کمک دینے کے لیے بھی تمام بندوبست کر رکھے ہیں‘
      یہ ہر سال دو سال بعد کولڈ اسٹارٹ اور ہاٹ اسٹارٹ کی مشقیں کرتا رہتا ہے‘
      بھارت کا دفاعی بجٹ 27 کھرب 40 ارب روپے ہے‘ اس نے 2017-18 ء کے بجٹ
      میں10فیصد اضافہ کر دیا‘ یہ بجٹ ہمارے کل بجٹ سے سات گنا زیادہ ہے‘ ہم نے
      70برسوں میں بھارت کے ساتھ چار جنگیں لڑیں‘ ہمیں بھارت کی وجہ سے ایٹمی
      پروگرام پر اربوں ڈالر خرچ کرنا پڑے‘ ہم بھارت کی وجہ سے سات دہائیوں سے
      اپنا پیٹ کاٹ کر دفاع پر بھاری رقم خرچ کر رہے ہیں اور پاکستان اور بھارت
      کے درمیان کشمیر کا محاذ بھی مسلسل سلگ رہا ہے‘ یہ محاذ مستقبل قریب میں
      بھی سلگتا رہے گا۔

      ہمیں یہ بھی ماننا پڑے گا بھارت نے ہمیں ستر برسوں میں برداشت کیا اور
      نہ ہی یہ ہمیں آنے والے دنوں میں کرے گا‘ ہم ان کے نظریئے کے خلاف ہیں‘ ہم
      ان کی آن‘ ان کے وجود کے سامنے چیلنج ہیں اور یہ ہمیں کسی قیمت پر برداشت
      نہیں کرے گا‘ بھارت اپنی 9 ریاستوں کو ’’آپ پاکستان کا حشر دیکھ لیں‘‘ کا
      ڈراوا دے کر اپنے ساتھ جوڑ ے بیٹھا ہے‘ اگر پاکستان قائم رہتا ہے‘ یہ اگر
      ترقی کر جاتا ہے تو بھارت کے اندر 9 نئے پاکستان بن جائیں گے اور یہ اس کے
      لیے قابل قبول نہیں ہو گا لہٰذا یہ ہم پر حملہ آور رہا اور یہ حملہ آور رہے

      • Why don’t you sign over 100% of your salary every month for the purchase of military arms?

        Oh, that’s right. You want to pay for your children’s schools and your family’s doctor visits. Well, so do the rest of us.

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