Zubaida visits POF Wah

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APP52-06 WAH CANTT: September 06 - Federal Minister for Defence Production, Ms. Zubaida Jalal being briefed during her visit to Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF). APP photo by Saleem Rana

ISLAMABAD, Sep 06 (APP):Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal Thursday visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah Cantt. On arrival, the minister was received by Chairman POF Board Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, HI(M). She was given a briefing about the production capabilities of the POF, which was built in 1951.
The Chairman POF Board told the minister that it was the country’s premier defence production complex which was engaged in producing top of the line conventional arms and ammunition for the Pakistan Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies.
The POF was considered as a lifeline for the Armed Forces of Pakistan, he added.
Regarding the modernization plan, the minister was told that the old plants and machinery were being replaced gradually enabling the POF to diversify its state of the art product range.
The minister expressed her satisfaction over the performance of POF. She said it was heartening to note that the gigantic defence complex had been amicably meeting the requirements of the armed forces.
She assured the POF management that the problems being faced by them would be resolved as soon as possible.
The minister was taken to the Product Display Lounge where she witnessed the entire range of POF products. The minister wrote in the visitors book: “It was a pleasure to visit POF on this auspicious day of September 6. The services being rendered to the nation and its people are par excellence. May God bless all who are involved in this great venture. My best wishes to the whole team.”