Army Chief visits Pakistan Ordnance Factories Wah

WAH, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in Wah Cantonment on Friday, wherein he was given a detailed briefing on the performance of various production units.

The briefing focused on targets achieved, future projects, envisaged modernisation for cost-effective and sustainable production and acquisition of modern technology in line with prevailing operational requirements of Pakistan armed forces.

The Army Chief was also apprised on POF endeavours for international ventures focusing on exports to contribute to the national exchequer.

The COAS visited the Display Lounge where newly developed defence products were showcased.

While appreciating management & Staff of POF for their dedication to optimize the output, the COAS termed POF a force behind the Armed Forces serving as the backbone in defence of Pakistan.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that technological up-gradation/modernization and indigenous development to attain self-reliance in defence production is vital to meet the challenges of the future battlefield.

Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by the Chairman POF Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar.