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PR No.18 Islamabad: August 8, 2018

Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk today visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah. Upon his arrival at POF Wah, the largest defence industrial complex of the country, the Prime Minister was received by Chairman POF Lt. Gen Sadiq Ali HI (M). The Prime Minister was briefed, in detail,about a range of arms and ammunition products, of international standards, being produced at the Ordnance factory. The Prime Minister was also apprised about the contributions of POF in meeting defence and non-defence requirements of the armed forces during peace and war time. The Prime Minister was informed that in addition to meeting the domestic requirements on cost-to-cost basis, POF was also serving the country through import substitution and earning foreign exchange by exporting its surplus to 40 countries and thus furthering defence diplomacy. The Prime Minister was also briefed about the commercial operations and corporate social responsibility services of the organization in the field of education, health and environment protection. The Prime Minister appreciated valuable contributions of POF in catering to the defence requirements of the country. In his remarks, the Prime Minister observed that POF holds a pivotal position in the wake of multifarious defence and security challenges that the country is confronted with. He also commended the commitment and continued efforts of the workforce of POF whose labor and expertise have earned the organization a reputed place in the region and beyond. “POF’s culture of innovation & excellence has left me deeply impressed and profoundly satisfied”, observed the Prime Minister while recording his comments in the visitors’ book. Later, the Prime Minister also visited Product Display Lounge, POF Brass Mills and the Weapon Factory and observed various processes at the production line. ***** ?

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