Karachi, Newly commissioned Pakistan Navy Ship SHAHJAHAN has arrived Karachi. PNS SHAHJAHAN was commissioned on 10 May 23 in a graceful ceremony held at Shanghai, China which was attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi as Chief Guest.
During her maiden voyage to Pakistan, PNS SHAHJAHAN visited Malaysia and participated in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) along with other 30 participating countries. During the stay at Langkawai, ship was visited by various dignitaries, delegates and locals. Later, PNS SHAHJAHAN visited Colombo, Sri Lanka. The visit was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, enhancing interoperability and exploring new vistas of cooperation between the two navies. Upon arrival at Colombo, Pakistan Navy Ship was warmly welcomed by officials of Sri Lankan Navy. At Colombo, Sri Lankan Minister of Environment, Chief of Sri Lankan Navy and notables from local community visited PN Ship. During meetings with Sir Lankan Navy officials, Commanding Officer discussed matters of mutual interest and conveyed well wishes from Chief of the Naval Staff for the people of Sri Lanka in general and host navy in particular. The port visit concluded with a joint maritime exercise between PNS SHAHJAHAN and SLNS PRAKRAMBAHU.
Upon reaching Pakistani waters, Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Muhammad Faisal Abbasi boarded the ship to extend welcome on completion of maiden voyage. He congratulated the crew for successful trials and commissioning of the ship. On arrival at Karachi, a reception ceremony was held at PN Dockyard, Karachi which was attended by families of crew, Officers and Sailors.