MESSAGE BY CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF ON PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME EXPO & CONFERENCE (PIMEC)
It is indeed a matter of great satisfaction for the Pakistan Navy to hold Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC) which focuses on Blue Economic potential. I firmly believe that the future of Pakistan is inextricably linked to the sea. An ever rising population and a youth bulge hold both promise and challenge for Pakistan. Appropriate investments in marine R & D, Blue Economy potential and efficient / optimum exploitation of huge maritime resources point to a range of employment and growth opportunities. In order to optimally exploit huge maritime potentials, "Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference (PIMEC), 03 days event brings together international and national stakeholders in maritime arena by creating a marketplace for presenting innovative ideas by high profile international exhibitors. delegates, policymakers, diplomats and experts by showcasing Pakistan potential in maritime field to national / international stakeholders and seek opportunities for cooperation through investments, collaboration and joint ventures. The Conference offers a pedestal for discourse on associated opportunities and challenges especially in the fields of maritime economy, socioeconomic development and maritime security. I am sure that the PIMEC contribution will go a long way in accruing the benefits from vast and diverse maritime resources. Through PIMEC, let us reaffirm our commitment and resolve for preserving sustainable use of ocean and maritime resources, exploiting the full potential of nature's ultimate source of life in order to fuel thieving economics and spur growth & benefits for our future prosperity. I wish the organizers and participants of PIMEC a useful, stimulating and mutually rewarding experience.