PR No. 198 RECEPTION HELD ON-BOARD PAKISTANI NAVAL SHIP ZULIFQUAR Islamabad
A reception was co-hosted by H.E Mr. Nasrullah Khan, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore and Captain Faisal Javeed Sheikh, Commanding Officer PNS Zulfiquar last evening on board the visiting Pakistani vessel, Zulfiquar. The ship is in Singapore on a week’s visit to participate in the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia- 2017. The Exhibition is part of a series of events planned by the Singapore Navy to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, says a press release received here today from Singapore.
Welcoming the guests, Capt. Faisal Javeed Sheikh thanked the Singaporean Navy and the people of Singapore for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to PNS Zulfiquar and its crew. He said that maritime collaboration between the two countries in the form regular interactions, visit of senior officers, training cooperation or participation in bilateral and multinational exercises and exhibitions will further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and cordial relations between Pakistan and Singapore.
After the welcome address, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore, H.E Nasrullah Khan jointly cut Pakistan- Singapore Friendship cake along with Vice Admiral Kaleem Shanks, Commander Pakistan Fleet, Commanding Officer Capt. Faisal Javeed Sheikh and Senator Mian Attique and MNA Nazir Bughio who were in Singapore in connection with a WTO workshop and attended the ceremony.
A variety of Pakistani dishes, prepared onboard by Pakistan Navy Chefs were served in an impressive style to the guests.
The reception was attended by large gathering of guests which included Singaporean parliamentarians, diplomats, senior officers of armed forces, government official, media, members of Pakistani community as well as officers of the High Commission of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Zulfiquar arrived here on 13th May 2017 and will sail on to Male on 19.May, 2017.