Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain, while visiting the Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF), said the country’s defence products have gained international recognition and the federal government would endeavour to seek fresh markets to increase defence exports.
The minister said necessary funds would be released during next fiscal year for POF to enhance its production capacity further.
Hussain said that POF’s products, due to their lower cost and high standard, have great demand in international markets. “We could increase our production capacity by replacing old infrastructure,” he said.
The minister said that the world has acknowledged the professional competence of Pakistani defence products and the defence industry is making big strides to attain further technological proficiency.
The minister said he was glad that POF has introduced new weapons and ammunition, and admired the high skills of its workforce.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2013.
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