Pakistan Navy celebrated 60thGwadar day with zeal and fervor today.

On the occasion, various ceremonies were held in Gwadar under the auspices of Pakistan Navy to celebrate the day and to rejuvenate the spirit of nationalism amongst the local populace. The main ceremony of the day was held at PN establishment PNS AKRAM, whereas former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey graced the occasion as chief guest.

An impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at PNS AKRAM followed by conducting of boat race, boat rallies and friendly football matches amongst the locals under the auspices of Pakistan Navy. The enthusiasm of locals in these competitions was phenomenal and a large number of spectators enjoyed the rallies and matches. The celebrations aimed at Revival of History among locals, creating healthy environment and enhancement of national harmony among various local communities.

Gwadar day is celebrated on 8 December every year to mark annexation of Gwadar with Pakistan in 1958. Gwadar was in possession of Oman since 1783 and was formally handed over to Pakistan in 1958. A Naval platoon led by then Lt Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey was the first to land at Gwadar and raise Pakistan’s flag there.