Islamabad, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): Secretary Defence, Lt. Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Malik hosted a farewell tea- out in honour of the Defence Minister, Syed Naveed Qamar and Minister of State for Defence, Sardar Saleem Haider here today which was also attended by Lt. Gen (Retd) Shahid Iqbal, Secretary Defence Production, Lt. Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan, Commander 10 corps; Additional Secretaries Ministries of Defence and Defence Production, Surveyor General of Pakistan, DG- CAA, MD-PIA, DG DP, DG MP and all officers and staff members of Ministry of Defence.
Secretary Defence thanked the Federal Minister and Minister for State for honoring the occasion by their esteemed presence. He termed the tenure of the Minister successful and wished him success for upcoming elections. The Minister was presented a Martiny Rifle as a souvenir by the officials of the Ministry of Defence.
The Minister in his address said that he is over-whelmed to see all the top brass, officers and especially the staff members who have come to attend the farewell gathering. He said that he had a great experience working with Ministry of Defence.
He added that the system of democracy has set pace and the completion of five years term of the government for the first time is it-self a milestone. He wished the secretary and all officers and staff of Ministry of Defence best for their future endeavours.
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