KARACHI - Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Asif Sandila on Thursday visited coastal establishments of Pakistan Navy on Thursday.

He reviewed the operational preparedness of troops at PNS Makran, Pasni and laid the foundation stone of Bahria Model School and College, Gwadar. He interacted with the officers and men and appreciated their hard work and devotion towards the defence of the country.

Bahria Model School and College at Gwadar is being built on 16 acres land provided by the government of Balochistan. The Balochistan government will also provide Rs200 million for the construction and development of the college which will be built in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation.

A makeshift arrangement of Bahria Model School Gwadar till the 8th standard was made operational in 2010 to provide quality educational facilities to the local populace. Presently 417 students are enrolled in the school while 27 teachers from the local community are employed there.

With the construction of new building, the school will be upgraded to the Intermediate level with science and computer labs, sports ground, indoor sports facility and library. The complex will also have vocational training centre, auditorium, and teachers’ accommodation.

and human resource development centre. With these extended facilities, Bahria Model School and college would offer quality education to more than 2,000 students and also provide employment opportunities to the locals.

The upgradation of Bahria Model School in Gwadar is in continuation of Pakistan Navy’s efforts towards the development of Balochistan coastal areas. A cadet college has already been set up in Ormara where local students are provided with quality education free of cost. Besides, state-of-the-art hospital PNS Darmanjah is also functioning at Ormara.