Location: PN central Mess, Jinnah Naval Base, Ormara, Balochistan, Pakistan. 🇵🇰
PN central mess is one of those buildings where you can't tell from the outside that it has beautiful court yards. It reminded me of the foreign officers mess in Islamabad, but it was better. The maintenance was so on spot. I would actually rank it in the top of my list of the cleanest buildings I've ever been to in Pakistan. But I guess that's a forces thing, they keep it simple and clean. ✨
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Location: Benazir Point, RDS Mianwali, Jinnah Naval Base, Ormara, Balochistan, Pakistan. 🇵🇰
The foundation stone laying ceremony of Jinnah Naval Base Ormara, was held in 1988 by then Prime Minister, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. The structure was named Benazir Point for the same reason. Since then nearly 50-100 acres of sea shore has been land filled to make way for Jinnah Naval Base. Today JNB is thriving with building projects under the Navy, and strives to serve as a port for Pakistan. ----------
Might be worth a read, just my personal opinions 👇
It was a pleasure to visit the small coastal community of Ormara which is a gem of a place, undeveloped but with alot of opportunities.
Despite little attention paid to this small community the locals are very enthusiastic and hopeful. This young shopkeeper I met is financing his education expenses with his shop and would like to join Pakistani Army as soon as he has completes college education.
As soon as I visited the beach, the canyons and the cliffs around Ormara, a vision struck me so profoundly in which I see this small port/costal/fishing community developed into a cruise/ferry terminal with beach resorts, waterfront restaurants and hotels along the coast bringing tourism and prosperity to this area. Numerous activities like boating, parasailing and jetskiing could take place along the beach.
The cruise/ferry from Karachi to Ormara would be one of a kind in this region. One issue would be water treatment for which a desalination plant is needed to provide clean water to the local businesses and communities as there is no source of fresh water here yet.
Due to the close promixity with Karachi and Gawadar this place would be accessible to both cities by road or sea and Ormara could serve as a get away holiday destination for locals and tourists.
This plan is farfetched but I do see a prosperous future for this small town if there is interest developed by investors and authorities as well as our local population.