Pakistan Navy will continue to contribute both individually and as part of international coalition towards maintaining freedom of the high seas. These views were expressed by Admiral Noman Bashir , Chief of the Naval Staff while addressing the graduation of 39th Pakistan Navy Staff Course held at an impressive ceremony at the Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore on Friday. Admiral Noman Bashir , Chief of the Naval Staff graced the occasion as Chief Guest. While addressing the graduating officers, the Chief Guest said that safety and security of sea lines of communication are vital for sustenance of the global economy and it carries even greater importance for developing economies like that of Pakistan. Given our location at the confluence of three civilizations, it is our obligation to secure our area of responsibility from all sorts of maritime threats to our own country and also to the international community. Besides maintaining constant vigilance of the sea frontiers, Pakistan Navy has actively participated in cooperative maritime security regimes in the region. In line with the Government's policy, Pakistan Navy will continue to contribute both individually and as part of international coalition towards maintaining freedom of the high seas. The chief guest further expressed that the security situation in our region is fraught with growing uncertainties and a host of unconventional threats that have surpassed the national boundaries. Notwithstanding persistent challenges, the whole nation has displayed remarkable determination and has stood behind our Armed Forces engaged in a noble cause. Admiral urged the graduating officers to make the best use of professional skills they had been able to learn and sharpen during the course and discharge their duties on future assignments with a discernable difference. Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his satisfaction at the sizeable presence of Allied officers, which he said is a manifestation of Pakistan's enduring relationship with these friendly countries. The Chief Guest thereafter awarded degrees upon the graduates including 72 Pakistan Navy Officers, 2 Officers each from Pakistan Army and Air Force and 10 Officers from Allied countries of Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. Earlier, in his address, the Commandant Pakistan Navy War College, Rear Admiral Syed Bashir Ahmad highlighted the demanding activities undertaken by the graduate officers with dedication during the entire course.