Commander U.S. NAVCENT Calls on CJCSC

Vice Admiral Donegan, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interest with emphasis on geo-strategic environment were discussed during the meeting.

Commander U.S. NAVCENT acknowledged the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism.


A delegation comprising 230 students and teachers of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lasbela educational institutes visited Gwadar. On arrival at Gwadar, the delegation was received by representatives of Army, civil administration and students of local colleges. The visiting dignitaries were given detailed briefing on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, development of Gwadar Port and different projects by Gwadar Port authorities and Gwadar development authorities.

Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz also had an interactive session with the students and answered their queries. He also participated in a 'peace walk' along with students organized by the locals and later on hosted a dinner in the honour of visiting delegation. The initiative of Youth Exchange Programme was launched in 2015 with the aim to create harmony among the students of different provinces and provide more opportunities to the students of less developed areas of Balochistan to learn from the students and faculties of other provinces. Such visits are now a regular feature of Youth Exchange Programme.

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