KARACHI: Pakistan Navy is gearing up its efforts for the protection of the maritime security of Pakistan and especially the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
Pakistan Navy is considering buying super-fast ships from China and Turkey for its special squadron to be deployed at the Gwadar Seaport for the security purpose, officials said on Thursday.
“A squadron may have four to six warships,” an official of Pakistan Navy said.
The ships would be bought soon keeping in view their immediate need in the fleet, he said, adding two defence ships have already been deployed at Gwadar.
The official said the role of maritime forces has increased in Pakistan since the country has made the Gwadar Seaport operational and speeded up economic activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).