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COAS Munir hails NASTP as project of national significance

Attends inauguration ceremony of second chapter of National Aerospace Science and Technology Park
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir, along with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, unveils the inaugural plaque of the second chapter of the National Aerospace Science and Technology Park Silicon, held in Karachi on January 12, 2024. Photo via ISPR
Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir, along with Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, unveils the inaugural plaque of the second chapter of the National Aerospace Science and Technology Park Silicon, held in Karachi on January 12, 2024. Photo via ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has hailed the National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP) as a project of national and strategic significance, the military’s media wing said on Friday.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations quoted the army chief as saying that the project would yield manifold benefits for the country since it would spur technological progress and foster self-reliance by offering a platform for the nation’s youth and future generations.

He said this after attending the inauguration ceremony of the second chapter of the NASTP Silicon, held in Karachi. The COAS was the chief guest at the occasion.

The army chief praised the efforts of the Pakistan Air Force, its leadership and its skilled personnel in the achievement of “yet another milestone of NASTP Silicon.”

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu shared the vision for NASTP to become one of the best aerospace, cyber & IT clusters and transform the national landscape with design, R&D and innovation centres for emerging and disruptive technologies to accrue maximum social, economic, security and scientific dividends for the country.

On his arrival at the venue, the COAS was received by the chief of the air staff.

Later, COAS Munir also visited Corps Headquarters Karachi. Corps Commander Karachi Corps welcomed the COAS and briefed him about operational preparedness, training matters and administrative measures being taken for the welfare of the troops and martyred families.

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Earlier this month, King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa conferred the military medal Order of Bahrain First Class on COAS Munir in recognition of his efforts and contributions to the enhancement of bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries.

The army chief had called on the Bahrain king during his two days official visit to the country.

He also met with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Defence Forces Field Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and Commander of Bahrain National Guard General Shaikh Mohammad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Matters of mutual interest including bilateral military and security cooperation were discussed. “The dignitaries lauded Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability.”

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