Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, while reviewing the arrangements for the upcoming AMAN-21 Multinational Maritime Exercise organized by the Pakistan Navy, directed all civilian bodies to give a festive look to the city.
“It is an honor to host the AMAN-21 gymnastics which is participated in by 46 countries, therefore all arrangements, including repair, maintenance, painting and installation of welcome signs must reflect the best of hospitality,” he said while chairing a meeting at the CM Building on Friday. .
The Pakistani Navy will host the multinational exercises from February 11 to 16, 2021, in which more than 46 countries will participate. “The main aim of this exercise is to enhance Pakistan’s positive image at the global level,” said CM. The theme of the event is ‘Together For Peace’.
Since 2007, the Pakistani Navy has hosted AMAN exercises in which the United States, Russia, China and UK fleets have participated. CM said that participation from around the world is testimony to the fact that the Pakistan Navy is a respected and professional force at global and regional levels.
Shah added that the prevailing security, and the law and order situation in Karachi had improved with the consistent efforts of the provincial government. He added that due to increased security, a number of foreign delegations often visited Karachi. “Traffic management during the exercise must also be carried out accordingly,” he told the police department.
Shah directed law enforcement agencies to maintain a favorable security environment and a pleasant atmosphere during AMAN-21. He also directed all local bodies to carpet paths, wherever needed, beautifying roundabouts and painting walkways.
The meeting was attended by the Main Secretary of Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, Commander of Vice Admiral Karachi Faisal Lodhi, Main Secretary of CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Additional Main Secretary Usman Chachar, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Shaikh, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, Regional Government Secretary Najam Shah, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Laeeq Ahmed, Director General of the Karachi Development Authority Nasir Abbas, Managing Director of the Karachi Water and Wastewater Agency Asadullah Khan, Brigadier Faisal Nawaz of Rangers, representatives from the Corps –V and cantonment councils, and others.