Rawalpindi, March 15, 2016 (PPI-OT):General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah today. This was his second visit to see the progress of envisaged modernisation and capacity enhancement of POF. COAS was given detailed briefing by Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman POF Wah about performance of their Industrial complex and future expansion plans.
Later COAS went for a detailed visit of the factories to see the progress. After inaugurating the new Ammunition Plant as part of the expansion Plan, COAS addressed the management and staff. POF is the premier defense industry of Pakistan making invaluable contributions to sustain combat worthiness of Pakistan Armed Forces, he said. He specially appreciated POF efforts to meet total requirement of arms and ammunition for ongoing Operations Zarbe Azb.
While appreciating the current management of POF for their dedication in going way beyond meeting the set targets, COAS emphasized the need for further technological upgradation to optimise the output, so that we become fully self reliant in the arms and ammunition needs of para military and LEAs of Pakistan also. Noticing the increased interest of other countries, and the growing export potential due to the newly attained quality standards, he directed POF to explore newer markets and focus on increasing exports and bring the much needed foreign exchange for the country.
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