Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain along with the ministry’s secretary lieutenant-general (retd) Shahid Iqbal visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) on Tuesday to observe production capabilities.
The minister was informed that POF was the primary defence production complex, manufacturing a wide variety of conventional arms and ammunition. In addition, POF also exports products to friendly countries and also undertakes commercial production for sales within the country, he was told.
POF is further undertaking public private partnership ventures to improve the financial viability and efficiency of the organisation. Hussain expressed satisfaction over the institution’s performance, saying that he was pleased to know that the primary mandate given to POF of meeting the requirements of armed forces was being met.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2013.
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