Pakistan looks to boost defence industry funding

09 March 2017

The Pakistan government is looking to provide additional funds to its national defence industrial base to support self-sufficiency, the country's state-run Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) has reported.

The move was called for by the country's Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production, which stated at a recent hearing that the additional funds should be allocated to government's Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) through a dedicated funding stream.

Funding is currently provided in the state budget for the Defence Production Division, but this refers to a previous agency under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which was reclassified and upgraded to the MoDP in 2004.

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