Army chief for technology upgradation
ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah and emphasised the need for technological up-gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defence production.
According to press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relations, the COAS inaugurated multiple facilities, including the Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound Plant, Station Headquarters building as well as the POF Colony, Sanjwal which will benefit more than 11,000 families.
The Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound Plant is one of many POF production facilities that will not only cater to the demand in defence field but also towards the civilian industrial demand in the country.
The army chief was given a detailed briefing on performance and growth of the POF, research and development projects, future vision and strategy for implementation.
While addressing the POF officers and workers, the army chief appreciated their invaluable contributions by making the POF the prime defence industry of Pakistan. He emphasised the need for technological up-gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defence production.
General Bajwa lauded the contribution of the POF over the years towards national economy and stressed the need for improving the business model and the importance of excellence in core businesses to keep up with contemporary challenges.