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- Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - From Print Edition


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar is representing Pakistan along with a number of regional and extra-regional countries in Ferocious Falcon, a Multinational Crisis Management Exercise currently being held in Qatar.


The exercise covers crisis management aspects the scope of which includes terrorist incidents, hijackings, natural disasters, threat/damage to vital installations and services etc, said a press release issued here on Monday.


The exercise is of immense importance to Pakistan keeping in view the current situation. It is a great opportunity for Pakistan to be at a forum being participated by 23 countries.Chief of Staff (COS) Qatar Armed Forces Maj General Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiyah extended the invitation to the Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar to participate in senior leaders’ seminar at the end of the Ferocious Falcon exercise.


In 2008 and 2010, Pakistan had participated as an observer. However, in the current exercise Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS Khaibar) is participating with an embarked helicopter.