Extends best wishes to new COAS
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Production at a meeting here on Wednesday under the Chairmanship of Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, MNA, appreciated the peerless performance of General ® Raheel Sharif, former COAS especially his concentration towards Zarb-e-Azab, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Line of Control (LOC) situation. The Committee paid homage on his unsurpassed efficiency and excellence being a courageous Commander of Pakistan Army. The Committee Members have stated that he has taken Pakistan Army to the leading edge of the world.
The Committee Members expressed their best wishes for General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The Committee showed its full faith on the capability and experience of General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The Committee hoped that he will carry on the mission and vision of his predecessor for the betterment of Pak Army and Pakistani nation.
The Committee appreciated the Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production and cooperation of all services chiefs for holding a successful and meaningful exhibition, IDEAS-2016. The Committee appreciated the role of Minister for Defence Production for supervising a big event. The Secretary, MoDP once again thanked the Members of the Committee on their participation in IDEAS-2016.
The Chairman, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra informed the Committee about the successful sale deal of Super Mushshak Aircraft to Nigeria and Turkey. He also informed the Committee that PAC has vast experience and capacity for manufacturing the Super Mushshak within agreed time frame. He further informed the Committee that PAC’s engineers have repaired Awacas Aircrafts, which were damaged during the terrorist attack. The Chairman, PAC further added that seventy (70) JF-17 thunder aircrafts have been handed over to Pakistan Air Force for its operational activities.
The Committee unanimously recommended that next meeting of the Committee would be convened shortly and all enforcement agencies i.e Police, Rangers, Frontier Constabulary, all Chief Secretaries would be invited to discuss the arms procurement etc. from local industries. The Committee decided that MD, PPRA and provincial heads of PPRA would also be called in this regard. The Committee appreciated the Chairman, PAC for delivering a comprehensive briefing to the Committee.
Meeting was attended by Mr. Muhammad Khan Daha, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Chudhary Hamid Hameed, Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah, Mr. Muhammad Moeen Wattoo, Ms. Amra Khan, Ms. Iffat Liaqat, Ms. Asiya Nasir, Mr. Bilal Rehman, MNAs and besides the senior officers of the MoDP & PAC, Kamra.—INP