Bajwa inaugurates UFMC plants at POF

Staff Report
Thursday - December 28, 2017
RAWALPINDI: Chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pakistan ordnance factories (POF), at Wah, on Wednesday, whereat Bajwa inaugurated multiple facilities including the urea formaldehyde moulding compound (UFMC) plant at station headquarters and at POF colony in Sanjwal, which will benefit over 11,000 families; an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said.

According to detail, the UFMC plant is one of many POF production facilities that will not only cater for the demand in defence field but also towards the civilian industrial demand.

While addressing POF officers and workers, COAS appreciated their invaluable contributions by making POF the prime defence industry of Pakistan.

He emphasised the need for technological up gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defense production.

Bajwa lauded the contribution of POF over the years towards national economy and stressed the need for improving the business model and the importance of excellence in core businesses to keep up with contemporary challenges.

COAS was given a detailed briefing on performance and growth of POF, research and development projects, future vision and strategy for implementation.

Defence production secretary lieutenant general (R) Ijaz Chaudhry and Wah POF chairman lieutenant general Umar Farooq Durrani along with other senior civil and military officers were present on the occasion.