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Pusher Tugs built by PN launched

Secretary Defence Production, Lt Gen (R) Shahid Iqbal HI (M) chaired an impressive ceremony for launching of two Pusher Tugs, constructed for Pakistan Navy at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Ltd here on Friday. 

Senior Flag officers, delegates from friendly countries attending IDEAS 2012 and dignitaries from Maritime Sector, Defence Industries and Pakistan Navy were present.

The event was planned in connection with the international defense exhibition IDEAS 2012.

These Pusher Tugs with a displacement of 55 tons can achieve a speed of 10 knots with Bollard Pull of 12 Tons. 

Its Push bow and fenders have been especially designed for safe handling of submarines in harbour. In his address, chief guest Lt Gen (R) Shahid Iqbal highlighted significance of the occasion as this is showcasing the capacity and capability of Pakistan in Defence Production, which is the central theme of the ongoing IDEAS 2012. It is indeed a clear manifestation of the indigenization policies of our government and a proud moment for KS&EW, he said.

The Defense Secretary expressed satisfaction on continued success of Karachi Shipyard in achieving major targets of its business plan both in shipbuilding and general engineering projects. 

This success is attributable to sound planning of the management and relentless efforts of its work force, he added. app

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