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Pak proposes maritime body to prevent 26/11 type attack

October 30, 2009 17:01 IST

The Pakistan Navy is considering setting up an organisation assigned to oversee all the maritime authorities of the country to minimize the chances of a terrorist attack being launched from its land and waters.

Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir said this on the concluding day of a 20-day biennial military exercise held in Karachi. Addressing the media on board PNS Nasr, Admiral Bashir said that the proposal has gained significance following the reports that the Mumbai terrorist attacks had been launched from Pakistani waters.

Admiral Bashir further said that the Pakistan Navy would be responsible for the overall supervision of the Maritime Security Agency, Coast Guards, fisheries department, Karachi Port Trust and customs, adding that all the authorities would work in close coordination with one another, The Dawn reports.

He also informed that some counter-terrorism measures were being taken in the meantime and deployment had been reinforced in the south-eastern coastal area of India where Pakistan was coordinating with international intelligence agencies.

 

Source: ANI