ISLAMABAD - The top brass of Pakistan Navy yesterday discussed operational preparedness of the force, developmental plans and prevailing security situation , said a Pakistan Navy press release.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who chaired the Command and Staff Conference at the Naval Headquarters Islamabad, was given detailed briefings on various ongoing and future Pakistan Navy projects and plans.

While taking stock of the prevalent security environment, the Chief of the Naval Staff expressed satisfaction over the operational preparedness of Pakistan Navy in the face of prevalent maritime challenges.

Besides assessing the war preparedness of Pakistan Navy, the participants took a comprehensive review of the priorities pertaining to the safety of Gwadar Port and Seaward security linked to CPEC for ensuring safe and smooth International Maritime activities.

The Naval Chief reiterated to conduct coastal security exercises regularly in coordination with other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and organizations to acquire the highest degree of professionalism and interoperability.

The Naval Chief appreciated support extended by Pakistan Navy by provision of fresh water to populace of Gwadar/Balochistan to overcome water scarcity and directed to continue with the efforts till the situation gets normal.

The Command and Staff Conference is the apex decision making body of Pakistan Navy in which all Principal Staff Officers and Field Commanders undertake strategic review of Pakistan Navy’s policies and plans at least once in each quarter.