Rawalpindi - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah, on Monday.

According to ISPR, the COAS was given a detailed briefing by Chairman POF Wah about performance of their chain of factories and future expansion plans till 2020.

The envisaged modernization and increase in the production capacity will enhance standard of manufacturing and save foreign exchange, the COAS was told.

The COAS had a detailed visit of the manufacturing facilities. While addressing the management and staff, he said that POF is the premier defence 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.

While appreciating the current management of POF for their dedication to optimise the output, the COAS emphasised the need for technological up-gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defence production.