Senate body recommends speedy release of funds for POF plant modernisation

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production on Friday recommended to expedite the release of funds for modernisation of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) plant and machinery.

A meeting of the committee was held here under the chairmanship of Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum.

Besides others, the meeting was attended by Senators; Hafiz Hamdullah, Nuzat Sadiq, Gian Chand, Brig (retd) Williams, Sehar Kamran and Attiq Sheikh.

Defence Production Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Ijaz Chaudhry and POF Chairman Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani briefed the committee about the working and issues of POF.

Qayyum said POF was country’s mother defence production complex, which had made tremendous contributions to ensure Pakistan’s national security.

The committee recommended to the government for the speedy release of funds for modernisation of POF plant and machinery.

It also recommended to the government for formal approval of package announced by the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on February 6, 2017, for the welfare of employees.

Besides, it recommended for formal approval and notification for establishment of living colonies in Wah Cantt for the labour force.

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