PISJ-ES pays tribute to martyrs on Defense Day

Officers of the Pakistan army, navy and air force and Principal Adnan Nasir cut a cake during the ceremony. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 13 September 2018

PISJ-ES pays tribute to martyrs on Defense Day

To pay tribute to the “sons of the soil” who embraced martyrdom to mark an undying history of valor and courage which remained unwitnessed before and after September 1965, Pakistan International School — English Section (PISJ-ES) organized an inspiring program on the occasion of the 53rd Defense Day of Pakistan. The auditorium was thronged with students from the senior section and the school faculty who were thrilled to receive the venerable guests from the Armed Forces of Pakistan. 

The formal program commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan. A smartly dressed squad of students put on a guard of honor for the guests. 

The principal, Adnan Nasir, said: “It is the day to pay accolade to the brave sons of our motherland who prefer to be perished in the fiery pits of conspiracies but did not let the nation be harmed. More than half a century has passed but the significance of this day has not faded away, even in the fast-paced modern world.”

The youths were enthralled by the presentations by the officers of the Pakistan army, navy and air force and the moving stories of devotion and sacrifice in bringing peace and harmony in our motherland. 

Students presented a meaningful talk that reinvigorated and strengthened the immense love for the country in spectators. 

The principal urged every Pakistani to work honestly in whatever capacity they have chosen to serve their country. Their devotion to their families, colleagues, subordinates, coworkers and contemporaries will make a big impact in preparing a nation which is united and disciplined and has faith.

Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019

Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.