Message of Chief of the Naval Staff on the occasion of World Oceans Day
Islamabad, June 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): World Oceans Day is celebrated worldwide to signify the importance of oceans and promote awareness for the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources. This day makes us realize that we all are in one way or the other connected to the oceans and seas. The theme selected this year to promote the spirit of the day is “Preventing Plastic Pollution and Encouraging Solutions for a Healthy Ocean”.
Oceans are an essential component of the Earth’s ecosystem and healthy oceans are critical to sustain a healthy planet. Oceans also play a vital role in sustaining life on land.They help to regulate the climate, strengthen ecosystem, regulate nutrients through natural cycles and provide wide range of resources that sustain life on the planet.
Pakistan is blessed with a long coastline, a large Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf with abundance of living and non-living resources.Our waters are home to immense web of marine life and a huge reservoir of natural resources.However, the marine life in our seas is endangered due to over exploitation, illicit practices and ever increasing marine pollution.Pakistan Navy has embarked upon a comprehensive Maritime Awareness Campaign Plan to enhance the understanding of general populace regarding oceans and huge potential of our Blue Economy.
We have always remained cognizant of the need for sustainable use of oceans so that our future generations can also benefit from this treasure.An active and forthcoming participation by all will help promote the essence of the day.On this Day, let us re-affirm our commitment to protect, preserve and conserve every aspect of marine environment. I urge all countrymen to join hands with PN and contribute to provide clean oceans to our future generations.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
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