Pakistan Navy War College (PNWC) has come of age. As the premier institute of Pakistan Navy, PNWC has earned recognition far and wide over the years. With a humble beginning as Staff School (1968) and later Staff College (1971), the institute was upgraded as War College in 1996. It was simultaneously moved to Lahore, the provincial metropolis of Punjab province.
PNWC provides professional and academic tutelage to mid-career officers of Pakistan Navy, Army, Air force and friendly navies. In October 2014, a custom designed Rs. 800 million (USD 8 million) College building was inaugurated at the Naval Complex, Lahore. The impressive edifice houses cutting edge training and allied facilities including a war gaming simulator and a large modern Library. A top class faculty steers the course participants numbering 70-100 during their 44 week long graduation studies. Sustained effort is applied to ensure that students remain abreast with all regional and global maritime security related developments. The curriculum is weighed each year and suitably tailored to provide requisite schooling in line with contemporary needs.
As the cradle of future naval leadership, I am fully cognizant of the pivotal role and responsibility that resides in the Pakistan Navy War College. We remain alive to the unfolding developments in the region and future challenges in Pakistan's maritime province of interest. The upcoming multibillion dollar venture, CPEC and a functional port of Gwadar has added to the tasks of Pakistan Navy. This is over and above the increasing infrastructural needs along 1001 km long coast and vast sea expanse of 290,000 sq. km constituting the country’s maritime zones. The country’s blue economy yearns for jump-start in development, sustainable exploitation and to consequently expand country’s GDP. Pursuant to the Vision of Pakistan Navy, PNWC remains committed to serve as an icon of pride and learning for upcoming generations of PN as well as officers from sister services and friendly countries.