COAS stresses max indigenisation of defence industry for self-reliance

WAH: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa COAS addressing officers and workers of POF Wah during his visit. INP PHOTO

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday stressed the need for technological up gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defence production, as he appreciated the contributions of POF officials during his visit to the factory in Wah.

Lauding the Pakistan Ordinance Factory’s (POF) staff for making it the prime industry of defence in the country, the army chief underscored the need to improve the business model and importance of excellence in core business to keep up with contemporary challenges.

Upon arrival, COAS Gen Bajwa was given a detailed briefing on the performance and growth of POF, research and development projects, future vision and strategy for implementation.

MODP Secretary Ijaz Chaudhry and POF Chairman Lieutenant General Umar Farooq Durrani and other senior civil and military officers were present on the occasion.

Gen Bajwa also inaugurated multiple facilities including the Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant, Station Headquarters building, as well as the POF Colony, Sanjwal, that will benefit more than 11,000 families.

The UFMC plant is one of many POF production facilities that will not only cater to the demand in the defence field but also towards the civilian industrial demand in the country.





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