COAS seeks total self-reliance in defense production

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday emphasized the need for technological up gradation and maximum indigenization to attain total self-reliance in the field of defense production.

While addressing the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) officers and workers speaking during his visit to POF Wah, the COAS appreciated their invaluable contributions by making POF the prime defence industry of Pakistan.

The COAS lauded the contribution of POF over the years towards national economy and stressed the need for improving the business model and the importance of excellence in core businesses to keep up with contemporary challenges.

Meanwhile, the COAS inaugurated multiple facilities including the Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound Plant, Station Headquarters building as well as the POF Colony, Sanjwal which will benefit more than 11000 families.

The Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound Plant is one of many POF production facilities that will not only cater for the demand in Defence field but also towards the civilian industrial demand in the country.

The army chief was given detailed briefing on performance and growth of POF, research and development projects, future vision and strategy for implementation.

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