KARACHI:(APS)November 21, 2016-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan remains committed to discourage any arms race in the region.
He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of defence exhibition IDEAS-2016 in Karachi today.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan, in fact, pursues the motto of arms for peace, which has always been the tagline of IDEAS.
He said over two thousand weapons system and equipment on display in the exhibition also reflect broad-based participation of Pakistan’s public and private sector in defence production and export, supported by research and development. He said IDEAS-2016 demonstrates results of collaboration of local and foreign technologies. These efforts have resulted in achieving self-reliance in defence production and opening up for exports.
The Prime Minister said defence products of Pakistan are state of the art and stand fully tested by our own armed forces. Our defence products have made their mark in many countries of the world. He, however, said there are many opportunities for further growth and exploration of new markets.
He said Pakistan is fast emerging producer of quality defence products, promising today’s Pakistan is brighter and reassuring than every before. He invited foreign companies to expand their business linkages with Pakistan.