CNS ex­presses sat­is­fac­tion over im­ple­ment­ing PN safety cul­ture

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI—Chief of the Naval Staff, Ad­mi­ral Muham­mad Zakaullah here Tues­day ex­pressed his sat­is­fac­tion over ad­her­ence to safety cul­ture in Pakistan Navy. Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease, he was ad­dress­ing the cer­e­mony held at Bahria Au­di­to­rium on ‘Pakistan Navy’s An­nual Safety Re­view for the year 2015’. Pakistan Navy safety re­view is an im­por­tant fo­rum where safety stan­dards are dis­cussed to mark im­por­tance of safety cul­ture which in turn pro­vides a road map to fur­ther en­hance safe work­ing en­vi­ron­ment in Pakistan Navy.

He said that safety has great affin­ity with Op­er­a­tional Readi­ness and Ma­te­rial Pre­pared­ness. Hence the suc­cess of Naval Op­er­a­tions are deeply en­shrined in ad­her­ence to safety pro­to­cols. Op­er­a­tional readi­ness of Navy re­quires mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and well-trained hu­man re­source, which were ac­quired by spend­ing a con­sid­er­able chunk of Na­tional ex­che­quer. There­fore, it is thus in­cum­bent upon us to safe-guard our as­sets with ut­most care, he added.

We have to neu­tral­ize and over­come any un­to­ward in­ci­dent through our pro­fes­sional ac­u­men, fore­sight­ed­ness and train­ing in the am­bit of avail­able re­sources, he said. ‘I once again re-em­pha­size that re­sources will al­ways be lim­ited, we must make up for these lim­i­ta­tions through bet­ter train­ing and en­hanced safety con­scious­ness’, he re­marked.

It is equally im­por­tant to un­der­stand that safety con­cerns should not make us timid. We should be bold, in­no­va­tive, prag­matic and yet safe in condct of Naval Op­er­a­tions. Our goal should be a safe and ef­fi­cient Navy, he said. Ear­lier, in his open­ing re­marks, Com­man­der Pakistan Fleet, Vice Ad­mi­ral Syed Ari­ful­lah Hus­saini said that 2015 was a year with a whole range of chal­leng­ing op­er­a­tional, main­te­nance and ad­min ac­tiv­i­ties.

The im­por­tant ones be­ing Live Weapon Fir­ing, Ex­er­cise Sea­s­park, Over­seas de­ploy­ments and Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Ex­er­cises, which tested the men and ma­te­rial to the lim­its. The No­val Chief con­grat­u­lated all the win­ners and gave away the safety tro­phies and awards.

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