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Coastweek-- Ms. Hazel - County Government of Mombasa, Captain PNS Nasr - Rehan Ali Khan, Mission Commander - Commodore Javaid Iqbal, Governor of Mombasa County - H.E. Hassan Ali Joho, Brigadier Farhan Yousaf – Pakistan Defense Attache, Shaahid Sheikh, and Lt Cmd. Mubashir – Pakistan Navy.
Pakistan Navy Ship Nasr Goodwill Visit to Mombasa

Coastweek-- As part of International Task Force deployment to the Red Sea and part of East Africa, the Pakistan Navy Ship NASR visited Mombasa recently.

Owing to heavy work load in Nairobi, H.E. Raza Bashir Tarar, High Commissioner for Pakistan was unable to personally come to Mombasa in time to welcome the visiting Pakistan Navy.

Shaahid Sheikh who has been representing and handling the High Commission’s needs in Mombasa for the last couple of decades was charged with the responsibility to welcome the Pakistan Navy accompanied by the visiting Brigadier Farhan Yousaf Defense Attaché based based in Pretoria, South Africa.

On his arrival Mission Commander, Commodore Javaid Iqbal SI (M) of the Pakistan Navy expressed his joy to be visiting Mombasa and extended warm greetings and good wishes to H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta - the President of Kenya, H.E. Hassan Ali Joho - Governor of Mombasa, Kenya Navy, Kenya Port Authority, the government and people of Kenya.

Our two countries have a long history of co-operation between the two countries.

There is no doubt that Kenya and Pakistan will continue to build on the genuine bonds of friendship and goodwill with exciting prospects that both countries have to offer each other.

Coastweek--  Mother Mary Jacinta – Little Sisters of the Poor (Nyumba ya Wazee) explains the services provided to the elderly residents to Captain Rehan Ali Khan, Shaahid Sheikh, Brigadier Farhan Yousaf and Commodore Javaid Iqbal.  Looking on is Sister Mary Lawrence.

The regular visits by Pakistan’s Navy to Kenyan Coast, reflects the importance Pakistan places on this region and in particular Kenya.

The Pakistan Navy remains committed to humanitarian and peace keeping tasks at all times.

Pakistan Navy had a very busy schedule.  In the morning, they visited Brigadier L. V. Naisho - Kenya Navy Base Commander in Mombasa, H.E. Hassan Ali Joho - Governor of Mombasa County, and Hon. Evans Achoki - County Commissioner.

After the official visits visited Noor Orphanage, Mtongwe and distributed school bags, stationery and food ration.  There after they visited the Little Sisters of the Poor and provided food ration.

H.E. Raza Bashir Tarar arrived next day accompanied by his Second Secretary, Mr. Bilal Mohsin, in time to attend a reception dinner on PNS NASR, hosted for Kenya Navy Officers, Government and civic officials, Kenya Muslims of Pakistan origin and select business community, by Commodore Javaid Iqbal SI (M), Commander 9th Auxiliary & Mine Warfare Squadron.

Coastweek--  Captain Rashid Mohamed – Kenya Navy, Captain Rehan Ali Khan – PNS Nasr, Commodore Javaid Iqbal – Mission Commander Pakistan Navy, Mr. Evan Achoki – County Commissioner of Mombasa, Brigadier Farhan Yousaf – Pakistan Defense Attache, Shaahid Sheikh and Lt Cmd, Mubashir – Pakistan Navy

Captain Rehan Ali Khan joined the Pakistan Navy in 1989.

He has done Masters in Strategic Studies from PN War College and Naval Command Course from China.

In his diversified staff appointments, the Captain has served as Flag LT to DG PMSA, Divisional Officer at PNS RAHBAR SO (Information Warfare) and Dy Dir Electronic Warfare at Naval Headquarters.

Captain Rehan Ali Khan, welcomed everyone onboard PNS NASR and stated, “it is my immense pleasure to have you onboard today.

“PNS NASR has the unique distinction of being the largest ship in Pakistan Navy Fleet and in service since 1987.

“It is the front line warship tanker that supports and forms the part of the backbone of Pakistan Navy Fleet and is termed as “Lifline of the Fleet”.

The ship is manned by highly skilled crew and professional officers.

Pakistan has always given great importance to its relations with Kenya.

The Pakistan Navy brings with it a message of peace and harmony.

Pakistan is a part of the International Naval Fleet pledged to do all they can to bring peace and harmony and fight together with Kenya to control the threat of pirates in the region.

Coastweek--  Pakistan Navy Officers visit Noor Orphanage, Mtongwe and distribute school supplies and food rations.

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