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Event Title: Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production

Event Date: 2018-05-07

“Fast evolving regional and global geo strategic environments have changed the security paradigm. This makes structural and technological improvements in Defence Production Industry unavoidable. It is for this reason that despite financial difficulties we have been focusing on research and indigenization in the defence production field. It is heartening to note that Pakistan’s indigenous Defence Production skills have now started earning international recognition specially in the fields of state of the art small arms, artillery and tank ammunitions, top of the line APCs and tanks, missiles and fighter jets.”

2.                     Said Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum after his re-election as Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production. His name was proposed by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak of PTI and seconded by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq of PML (N).

3.                     The newly elected Chairman said, “Besides own Defence and security needs, Pakistan has been endeavoring to promote export of its defence hardware because International Arms Trade has also become a significant economic activity world-over because it is highly lucrative and it creates synergized effects with other domestic private sector industries to promote growth in defence technologies in both public and private sectors.”

4.                     Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production ensures oversight of following Pakistan Defense Production set ups:-

a.       Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO)

b.      Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Wah Cantt

c.       Heavy Industries Taxila, HIT

d.      Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra

e.       Military Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (MVRDE)

f.       National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC), Haripur

g.      Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSY&EW)

 

5.                     The composition of the Committee is as follows:-

1.      Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum                   Chairman

2.      Senator Nuzhat Sadiq                                           Member

3.      Senator Pervaiz Rasheed                                      Member

4.      Senator Muhammad Akram                                  Member

5.      Senator Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri              Member

6.      Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen                             Member

7.      Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak                           Member

8.      Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi                             Member

9.      Senator Naseebullah Bazai                                   Member

10.  Senator Gul Bashra                                               Member