WAH CANTT - The participants of 15th National Security Workshop at National Defence University, Islamabad, under the leadership of Maj Gen Noel I Khokar visited Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF) on Tuesday.
While briefing the delegation about the capabilities of POF, Chairman POF Board Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI(M), said that POF is a vital defence installation mandated to meet the defence requirements of Pakistan in war and peace. He told the delegation that in the present war on terror, POF has met enhanced demands of Pakistan Army in terms of arms and ammunition despite many challenges. While giving a detailed briefing, the POF chairman told that in order to make the organisation self-sufficient and to equip it with modern technologies, joint venture with various countries of the world are under consideration. During questions/answer session, members of delegation asked many questions about this defence industrial complex. The POF chairman gave detailed answer of each question.
The participants were taken around some selected production units where they took keen interest in the manufacturing process of POF products.
They praised the high standard of POF products and called it a role model and example for other institutions of the country.
The members of visiting delegation included ex-foreign secretary Najamud Din Sheikh, Senator Nasreen Jalil, Senator Farah Adil Shah, Senator Amar Jeet, Senator Hidayat Ullah, MNA Malik Aitbar Khan, MNA Zeb Jaffar, MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz, MNA Syed Kazim Ali Shah, MPA Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, MPA Raja Muhammad Ali, MPA Mian Muhammad Kazim Ali Pirzada, and representatives of civil society including Zeeshan ul Hassan Usmani, Zafar Hayat Babar, Muhammad Waqas Nazar Tiwana and Engr Muhammad Saeed Malik.