Ankara, 21 Ekim 2013: Pakistan’ın ilk yerli yapım F-22 firkateyni olan “Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri Gemisi ASLAT”, 22-25 Ekim 2013 tarihlerinde, Türkiye’de Gölcük Deniz Üssü’nü ziyaret edecek ve Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri ile, çeşitli liman ve deniz tatbikatlarına katılacaktır.
Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri Gemisi ASLAT, 17 Nisan 2013 tarihinde, Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetlerinde yer almıştır ve Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri envanterine katılan SWORD sınıfı firkateynlerin dördüncü gemisidir. Bu savaş gemisinin uzunluğu123 metre, tonajı 3144’dir. 29 deniz mili üzerinde hıza ulaşabilir ve bu hızı sürdürebilir. Bu gemi, Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetlerinin satıh muhariplerine dayanak oluşturmaktadır. Gemi çoklu tehdit ortamlarında, bağımsız olarak ya da bir görev gücünün parçası olarak, çalışma kapasitesine sahiptir. Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetlerine ait ASLAT, kapsamlı savunma yetenekleri ile; anti-denizaltı, anti-yüzey ve anti-hava operasyonları için, silah ve sensörlerle donatılmıştır. Gemi çok işlevli bir fırkateyndir ve geminin harekat menzilini arttıran anti-denizaltı operasyonları yürütebilecek bir Z9EC-20 helikopteri yüklenebilir.
Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri Gemisi ASLAT’ın, Gölcük/Kocaeli’nde, Marmara Denizi’nin doğu kıyısındaki Türk Deniz Kuvvetlerinin ana üssü olan Gölcük Deniz Üssünde geçici dostluk konaklaması; varolan ikili bağları daha da güçlendirecektir. Üst düzey savunma heyetlerinin karşılıklı ziyaretleri, mübadele eğitim proğramları ve deniz birliklerinin ziyaretleri; Türk-Pakistan savunma ilişkilerinin düzenli bir göstergesidir. Türk firkateyni F-496 TCG Gökova da, 04-08 Mart 2013 tarihlerinde Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri tarafından gerçekleştirilen, AMAN-2013 Deniz Tatbikatına katılmıştır.
Halen Akdeniz ve Karadeniz’de konuşlandırılan ve Deniz Albay Ahmad Farooq tarafından komuta edilen Pakistan Deniz Kuvvetleri Gemisi ASLAT; Kuzey Sudan’da Sudan Limanı’nı, Libya’da Tripoli’yi, Rusya’da Novoroski’yi ziyaret etmiştir ve Suudi Arabistan’da Cidde’yi ziyaret edecektir.
|File photo of PNS Aslat|
ANKARA, 21 October 2013: Pakistan’s first indigenously built F-22 frigate “PNS ASLAT” will be visiting Gölcük Naval Base in Turkey from 22 to 25 October 2013 and will participate in various harbour and sea exercises with the Turkish Navy.
PNS ASLAT was commissioned in Pakistan Navy on 17 April 2013 and is the fourth ship of SWORD Class Frigates added in Pakistan Navy inventory. This warship is 123 meters long, displaces 3144 tons and can attain and sustain speeds of over 29 knots. This ship forms mainstay of Pakistan Navy surface combatants. The ship is capable of operating independently or as part of a task force in multi threat environments. PNS ASLAT is equipped with state of the art weapons and sensors for anti-submarine, anti-surface and anti-air operations with comprehensive self defence capabilities. The vessel is a multi-mission frigate and embarks a Z9EC-20 helicopter which enables it to conduct dedicated anti-submarine operations thus enhancing the ship’s operational range.
This friendly sojourn by PNS ASLAT to Gölcük Naval Base, which is the main base of the Turkish Navy on the east coast of the
Sea of Marmara in Gölcük
– Kocaeli, will further strengthen existing bilateral ties. Reciprocatory
visits of high level defence delegations, exchange training programmes and
visits of naval units is a regular feature of Turkey-Pakistan defence
relations. Turkish frigate F-496 TCG Gökova participated in AMAN-2013 naval
exercise organized by Pakistan Navy from 4-8 March 2013.
Commanded by Captain Ahmad Farooq, PNS ASLAT in its current deployment in the Mediterranean and Black Sea has already visited
Port Sudan (North Sudan),
Tripoli ( Libya),
Novorossiysk ( Russia)
and her next destination will be . Jeddah,
Turkey-Pakistan 9th High level Military Dialogue Group meeting held at Ankara - Türkiye-Pakistan 9.Üst Düzey Askeri Diyalog Grup Toplantısı Ankara’da Gerçekleştirildi
In his opening remarks Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Asif Yasin Malik stated that both
Pakistan and Turkey enjoy
close relations in all fields. They have supported each other on various issues
including Kashmir and Cyprus.
He referred to similarity of geo-strategic situation of Pakistan and Turkey. He said the cooperation
and Turkish armed forces is long standing and entails exchanges, participation
in exercises and training programmes, mutually beneficial to both sides.
Both sides exchanged views on promoting cooperation in defence industry sector. They also discussed matters of regional security and importance of an upgraded and hi-tech system of defence and defence production according contemporary needs. Both
Turkey and Pakistan agreed to work closer for promotion of
sustainable peace and lasting stability in . Both sides reviewed progress in bilateral
defence cooperation and agreed to further enhance the scope of cooperation.
They vowed to work towards exploring opportunities for joint ventures in
Sub-working groups separately discussed matters pertaining to defence production, military training and cooperation, electronic warfare, etc. while the the concluding meeting of the 9th HLMDG will take place tomorrow.
In order to further boost Pakistan-Turkey defence ties, Lt. Gen. Asif Yasin and his delegation members met with the Undersecretary for Defence Industries Mr. Murat Bayar. They will also visit Turkish defence industries including Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Turkish Military Software Corporation (HAVELSAN), and Military Electronic Industries of Turkey (ASELSAN) and discuss prospects of joint ventures.
Türkiye-Pakistan 9.Üst Düzey Askeri Diyalog Grup Toplantısı Ankara’da Gerçekleştirildi
ANKARA, 8 Ekim 2013: Türkiye-Pakistan 9.Üst Düzey Askeri Diyalog Grup Toplantısı açılış oturumu bugün burada gerçekleştirildi. Pakistan heyetine, Savunma Bakanlığı Müsteşarı Sayın (E) Korgeneral Asif Yasin Malik, Türk heyetine ise Genelkurmay İkinci Başkanı Orgeneral Yaşar Güler başkanlık etti.
Açılış konuşmasında, (E)Korg.Asif Yasin Malik, Pakistan ve Türkiyenin her alandaki yakın işbirliğinden duyduğu memnuniyeti ifade etti. Her iki ülke birbirini; Keşmir ve Kıbrıs da dahil olmak üzere, çeşitli konularda desteklemektedirler. Pakistan ve Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri arasındaki işbirliğinin uzun süredir devam ettiğini; mübadele, tatbikatlar, eğitim programları ile her iki tarafın da karşılıklı yarar sağladığını belirtti.
Her iki taraf, savunma sanayi sektöründeki işbirliği konusunda görüş alışverişinde bulundular. Bölgesel güvenlik, savunma ve savunma üretim sistemlerinin önemine değindiler. Türkiye ve Pakistan, Afganistanda sükunet ve barış sağlanması konusunda daha yakın çalışma konusunda anlaştılar. İkili savunma işbirliğindeki gelişmeler ve işbirliğinin artması konusunda anlaşmalar gözden geçirildi. Gelecekteki ortak projeler konusunda kararlar alındı.
Alt çalışma grupları, savunma üretimi, askeri eğitim ve işbirliği, elektronik savaş vb. konularda görüş bildirdiler, yarın da görüşmeler devam edecektir.
Pakistan-Türkiye savunma bağlarını daha fazla kuvvetlendirmek amacı ile, (E)Korg. Asif Yasin Malik ve heyet üyeleri, Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarı Sayın Murad Bayar ile görüştüler. Ayrıca; TAI, HAVELSAN, ASELSAN’ı da kapsayan Türk Savunma Sanayilerini ziyaret edecekler ve ortak projeleri görüşecekler.
Pakistan’ın savunma üretim sanayi, özgüvenle yoluna devam etmekte ve yerli savunma teçhizatı üretmektedir. Türkiye de NATO üyeliği ve Avrupa ile yakınlığı nedeniyle, gelişmiş bir savunma sektörüne sahiptir. Bu heyetler, Türkiye-Pakistan savunma bağları açısından büyük önem taşımaktadır. Üst düzey askeri heyetin gerçekleştirdiği ziyaret, Türkiye-Pakistan savunma işbirliği açısından geniş olanaklar sağlayacaktır.
|This week marks the anniversary of the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl from the Swat Valley who was shot by the Taliban for defying their campaign to prevent girls from attending school and publicly defending their right to education.|
|Malala, who survived the brutal assault with serious head injuries, has become a powerful symbol inspiring many young girls around the world to fight for their rights. Her impassioned speech at the UN on July 12, 2013, on her 16th birthday, clearly established her as a global role model. The young woman, brave and wise beyond her years, will remain influential for years to come. She is now even talked about as a possible recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.|
Malala's courage and determination are clearly exemplary, as the Taliban continue to say they want to kill her. Supported by her father, an educator who believed early on in his daughter's abilities, she first expressed publicly what education meant for her in 2009, at the tender age of 11, when she wrote an anonymous and moving blog for the BBC website, which revealed her dreams and aspirations. "I didn't want my future to be sitting in a room, imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth,” she recently told the BBC.
Now living with her family in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, where she underwent medical treatment, the young Pakistani activist is still fired by a desire to learn and to fulfill her potential. She carefully balances the demands created by her newfound fame with her school work and her life as a teenager.
Her resistance to extremist policies imposed by armed radicals has raised awareness of the importance of education in the empowerment of women. But the focus on this strong teenager and her extraordinary story should not obscure the more mundane obstacles that many other young girls of her age face around the world.
In her misfortune, Malala has been fortunate to have supportive parents who believed in educating their daughter. For many of her peers, in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world, the main obstacles are at home and in the community, where traditional perceptions of gender roles curb young girls' ambitions.
In Turkey, the gender gap in primary education has largely been closed in the past decade, thanks to dedicated government campaigns supported by international institutions and the private sector. But the battle hasn't yet entirely been won. Too many young girls still attend school irregularly or have their education curtailed when they are married off before reaching the age of 18.
The NGO Flying Broom, which has been working on this issue for years, has collected numerous tragic stories of violence, suicide and depression involving young women married off at an early age. While the rate of early marriages has decreased from 14.6 to 7.6 percent in the past decade, according to statistics quoted earlier this year by Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin, it still means that one in 13 marriages involves a child.
In such cases, it is community or family pressure to conform that imposes constraints. Resisting is made all the more difficult by the fact that emotional ties, and a desire to please the family, are involved.
Poverty is another factor robbing many children of their right to education. Child labor remains a serious issue in Turkey, and every year, tens of thousands of children, boys as well as girls, travel across the country in the summer, following their families in search of seasonal agricultural work. In most cases, this means compromising their chances of educational success by missing significant periods at the beginning and end of the school year. Malala Yousafzai's story of survival is one that took place against an extreme backdrop. Her message in favor of girls' education is, however, a universal one that should resonate well beyond places where this right can be taken away at gunpoint.
Courtesy: Today's Zaman, 7 October 2013