KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday launched a 17,000-tonne heavy Pakistan Navy Warship fleet tanker, at the Karachi Shipyard.

The fleet tanker was built in collaboration with Turkish firm Savunma Teknologiler Muhendisilik (STM). The design of the fleet tanker was prepared by Turkey and executed in the Karachi Shipyard.

The prime minister, who is in the metropolis for a series of meetings today, expressed hope that Pakistan would continue to collaborate with the Turkish government and businesses to build more ships at the Karachi Shipyard.

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

PM Nawaz said the fleet tanker would be remembered as a symbol of 'time-tested' Pakistan-Turkey friendship.

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