KARACHI – The Pakistan’s premier armed manufacturing industry has set to exhibit its excellence in an International Defence Exhibition with 330 national and international companies participating in the defence expo.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif had inaugurated the Defence Expo 2014 on Monday.
Addressing to the inauguration session Nawaz Sharif lauds the efforts of organizers. He said “Preparing military and equipping with state of the art technology is today’s need. We are committed to see the operaton of Zarb-e-Azb to achieve full success in ending the cancer of terrorism from Pakistan.”
He also hoped that this land mark event will continue to gain strength with the passage of time.
The organizers announced that 330 companies – including Pakistan and 36 other countries – are participating in the exhibition. Pakistan will be displaying for the first time its Al Khalid Tank, JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, Sniper Rifles and other armory at display for foreign countries.
It is also a tantamount that now Pakistan is ready to export its weaponry to other countries.
Asia is the largest market for weapons and armory due to its volatile security needs. Pakistan’s premier weapons factory – Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) – has already declared that “Pakistan’s security forces are currently using 80 per cent of weapons made by us”. Making it a good start to go international with its products.