Pakistan Naval Chief inaugurated the Joint Maritime Information Coordination Centre in Karachi on Friday. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi attended the inauguration ceremony as chief guest.
The joint maritime information coordination center has the central value to coordinate the efforts of all departments and agencies. Basically, it makes the joint and organized strategies about the transfer of information of agencies and departments to face the naval challenges in the economic zone of Pakistan.
This newly established joint maritime information coordination center is equipped with locally manufactured joint maritime information sharing software, the most modern operation route, and other accessories.
Dangers are a new challenge for the security centers across from the frontiers and there is no single department that can tackle the challenges\dangers in isolation due to lack of resources.
The Naval Chief termed the event an important milestone during the meeting, which will further support Pakistan Navy’s joint effort to promote maritime security in the region. He appreciated the indigenous efforts to develop such a state of the art system.
A highly strong chain of coordination is the only solution in the naval domain. In this regard, a joint maritime information center plays a key role to face the naval challenges with the cooperation of all stakeholders. This dynamic center that works for 24 hours was established in 2013 which had the representation of concerned departments.
Moreover, the joint maritime information coordination center also enhances the relationship with local people. Also, it functions as a nerve center to harmonize the efforts of all maritime related organizations/ agencies. The staff of the center regularly visits the rural areas of beech and arranges the meeting with their eminent people and fishermen.
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The inauguration ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff (Operations), Commander Pakistan Fleet, Commander Coast, Commander Karachi, and other Senior Naval Officers.