ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (APP): Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanvir Hussain said on Thursday that deal for sale of Super Mushshaq training aircraft with Turkey was in final stage.
Talking to newsmen on sidelines of a two-day seminar on “Public-Private Partnership in Defence Production and Export Challenges- Way Forward” organized by Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), four countries had signed agreements with Pakistan on purchase of defence equipment during the last six months. Rana Tanvir said, the Foreign Minister of Senegal during his recent visit to Pakistan had discussed purchase of JF-17 Thunder. He informed that the export of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF)
were increasing, adding, it would be extended to US$ 100 million annually.
Pakistan, he said, had made successes in the defence production
sector which needed foreign investment.
The quality defence products were not only important for
the country’s defence but also their demand was increasing in the international market.
He said that Pakistan was manufacturing JF-17 Thunder with China’s
cooperation while sales agreements of defence equipment had been signed with several countries, adding, the government’s vision was to get due
share of defence production in the world market.
Rana Tanvir said the government was giving attention to export of
defence equipment after enhancing its production and added, the defence equipment was being exported to Gulf countries, Africa and Far East.
“We have exported Super Mushshaq aircraft to Saudi Arabia besides
taking our JF-17 Thunder into the world market for sale,” he added.
He said that country’s defence production industry was in
profit as it earned profit of Rs.two billion.