Pakistan Tank Expoert To Other Country

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Defence Minister Ch.Ahmed Mukhtar has said that the successful inauguration of the Fifth IDEAS-2008 will bolster our defence industry and pave the way to project the better image of the country. He stated this while visiting the maneuvers of indigenous built AI-Khalid, Zarar and Saad Main Battle Tanks at EXPO-Centre Karachi here Wednesday.
The Defence Minister said Pakistan has achieved the technical know-how to build indigenously the Main Battle Tanks - AI-Khalid AI-Zarar and APCs according to international standards and the nation feels proud by the untiring work of our scientists, technicians, engineers to make possible the country self sufficient in the field of defence.
It is hoped that by next year Pakistan will export these tanks to other countries to earn foreign exchange, he added.

The Minister held a meetIng with Chinese and Tanzanian officials at Expo center and discussed bilateral issues to promote interaction among respective defence industries.

Later, addressing a press conference he said that IMF loan is not tied to cut our defence budget but we will promote our defence industry and make it competitive in the realm of sophisticated technology.