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F-22 Frigate PNS Shamsheer arrives KHI

Posted on 24 January 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,765

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KARACHI: The second F-22 P Frigate of Pakistan Navy- the PNS Shamsheer, constructed in China, arrived here Saturday after being commissioned in December last year at Shanghai, China. Enroute Karachi, the ship visited Singapore and Colombo.

This was announced in a press release of the ISPR (Navy) issued on Saturday.

Approaching Karachi harbour, the ship was welcomed by PN surface and aviation units out at sea.

Later, upon arrival of the ship, an impressive reception ceremony was held at PN Dockyard.

Commander Pakistan Fleet Rear Admiral Tanveer Faiz, a large number of PN officers and men and families of ship’s crew were present on the occasion.

PNS Shamsheer is the second of the series of four ships being constructed in collaboration with China at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.

The third ship is also nearing completion and expected to be handed over to Pakistan in the third quarter of this year.

The fourth ship is under construction at Karachi Shipyard under Transfer of Technology arrangements and due completion by 2013.

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