WAH CANTT: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has emphasized the need for further technological up-gradation of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) to optimise the output, become fully self-reliant in the arms and ammunition and tap the export potential.
He said this during his visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah on Tuesday.
The visit was aimed at seeing the progress of envisaged modernisation and capacity enhancement of POF. He was given detailed briefing by Chairman POF Wah Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat about performance of their Industrial complex and future expansion plans.
Inaugurating the new Ammunition Plant as part of the expansion plan, the Army chief said POF was the premier defense industry of Pakistan making invaluable contributions to sustain combat worthiness of Pakistan Armed Forces.
He specially appreciated POF efforts to meet total requirement of arms and ammunition for ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb.
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. He desired a focus on increasing exports and bring the much needed foreign exchange for the country.