A Pakistan Senate standing committee on defence production has been told that state-run Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) is in urgent need of modernisation to improve manufacturing efficiencies.
The committee hearing, which took place in late October with details published recently by the Senate, was told by senior POF officials that 58% of the POF’s production machinery was about 30 years old and that this “definitely affects the cost and time of production”.
In response, the Senate said its standing committee had “strongly recommended” that the government of Pakistan makes available investment of USD250 million over five years to upgrade the company’s machinery.
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