At Karachi, a ceremony was performed to welcome the Pakistan Navy’s indigenously designed and built Fast Attack Craft Missile FAC (M) PNS HAIBAT and the third 16-ton Bollard Pull Tug PNT GOGA into service.
PNS HAIBAT is the first landmark project indigenously designed
Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, the Chief of Naval Staff, was the chief guest at the occasion.
According to the DGPR Navy, PNS HAIBAT is the first landmark project planned by Maritime Technologies Complex and built by KS&EW without outside technical support.
The navy chief noted that the commissioning of PNS HAIBAT marks the beginning of a new chapter in indigenous design and construction that has grown over time.
Commissioning Ceremony of #PakNavy’s indigenously designed & constructed Fast Attack Craft Missile FAC(M) PNS HAIBAT & induction ceremony of Third 16 Ton Bollard Pull Tug PNT GOGA held at #Karachi— Pakistan Armed Forces 🇵🇰 (@PakistanFauj) March 31, 2022
Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, CNS, was Chief Guest@OfficialDGISPR #ISPR
PNS HAIBAT, he said, will boost Pakistan Navy’s capability to respond to marine threats, ensuring seaward defense and maintaining peace and stability in the Indian Ocean Region in the context of the region’s broader security paradigm.
For the landmark achievement, the Chief of Naval Staff praised the coordinated efforts of KS&EW, MTC, and the Pakistan Navy.
Rear Admiral Athar Saleem, Managing Director KS&EW, had stated that the Missile Craft PNS HAIBAT, as a multi-mission capable platform, will boost Pakistan Navy’s maritime defense capabilities. He went on to say that the induction of PNT GOGA represents a watershed moment for indigenous shipbuilding capabilities.
Foreign dignitaries, representatives from the federal and provincial governments, and the Pakistan Navy and KS&EW attended the occasion.