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Sharif launches 17K tonne Pakistan Navy warship tanker from Karachi Shipyard

Updated: Aug 19, 2016 14:15 IST

Karachi (Pakistan), Aug.19 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday launched a 17,000-tonne heavy Pakistan Navy Warship fleet tanker from the Karachi Shipyard.

The fleet tanker has been built in collaboration with the Turkish firm Savunma Teknologiler Muhendisilik (STM) and its design was prepared by Turkey and executed at the Karachi Shipyard, reports the Dawn.

Sharif hoped that Pakistan would continue to collaborate with Turkey to build more ships at the Karachi Shipyard.

He congratulated the Ministry of Defence Production, the Pakistan Navy, STM, and the Karachi Shipyard for completing the project ahead of time.

He said the fleet tanker would be remembered as a symbol of 'time-tested' Pakistan-Turkey friendship. (ANI with inputs)