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The induction ceremony of two newly constructed Type 054 A/P Frigates PNS SHAHJAHAN & TIPPU SULTAN held at Karachi. Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. On arrival at PN Dockyard, the Honourable Minister was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.

Date: July 20, 2023

The ships are fitted with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors having the capability to undertake naval operations under a multi-threat environment. The induction of ships in the PN Fleet will significantly enhance the Combat Readiness of the Pakistan Navy.


Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest acknowledged PN's efforts in ensuring the seaward defence of Pakistan and its contribution towards promoting peace and stability in the region. The Federal Minister emphasized geo-strategic and geo-economic significance that necessitate a potent Naval Force to safeguard the maritime frontiers of the country and the induction of these modern naval ships will significantly strengthen the defence capabilities of Pakistan. He also thanked and appreciated the efforts of Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China for the timely construction and delivery of the ships to Pakistan.


Earlier during the welcome address, the Chief of the Naval Staff termed the induction of modern ships whereby achieving a major milestone in modernizing the PN Fleet. He acknowledged the support of the Government of Pakistan for various PN modernization projects. 


The ceremony was attended by civil, military, and government representatives of Pakistan including officials of Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China.