CNS expresses satisfaction over implementing PN safety culture
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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