KARACHI, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan desires peace and its weapons are not for aggression but only for defense purpose (IDEAS 2018).
In his address at the inauguration of the four-day 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) at the Karachi Expo Centre on Tuesday, the president said that our nuclear deterrence is also to ensure that nobody looks at us with an evil eye.
The president stressed for resolution of all regional disputes in a peaceful manner.
While voicing concerns over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the president said that Indian side cannot suppress voice of Kashmiri people through the use of brute force. He invited India to come to the negotiating table as war is not an option.
Hailing the sacrifices of armed forces and the people in the war on terrorism, Arif Alvi said that the Pakistan’s armed forces have secured the Country from terrorism. He said that our armed forces are the only organization which has the most experience in dealing with the menace.
دہشتگردوں نے ہماری معیشت کو بہت نقصان پہنچایا۔۔پاک فوج کے شہداء پر فخر ہے۔ہمارے ہتھیار ملکی دفاع کے لئے ہیں۔۔ملک کے دفاع کے لئے ہر قدم اٹھائیں گے۔۔صدر ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا کراچی میں آئیڈیاز 2018کی افتتاحی تقریب سے خطاب@ArifAlvi #IDEAS2018 pic.twitter.com/AwCHDIIhev
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Furthermore, the president said that Pakistan is building state of the art defense equipment including JF-17 thunder fighter jets, Mushshak and tanks.
The president stressed for further research in the Cyber World and artificial intelligence to give a quantum jump to the defense industry.
Dr. Arif Alvi also said that Pakistan offers business friendly environment for investment and the private sector should come forward for investment in production of defense related equipment. He said that a strong and stable economy is also vital for defense of the Country.
The 10th IDEAS 2018 will continue till November 30, in which 522 exhibitors from 50 Countries will showcase their high-quality arms.
Besides trade visitors, more than 262 high-level delegations from around Countries including China, Russia, United States, France, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Poland, South Korea and host Pakistan have established their exclusive Country pavilions at the Karachi Expo Centre to display their productions.