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IDEAS-2022 showcases high-tech weapons - The Express Tribune

Last updated Wednesday, November 16, 2022 14:05 ET , Source: TopWireNews

KARACHI:
The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar 2022 (IDEAS-22) kicked off in Karachi on Tuesday, showcasing the latest technology in the defence sector and gathering together hundreds of high-level delegates from dozens of countries and international manufacturers.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated IDEAS-22 at the Karachi Expo Centre. Defence Production Minister Israr Tareen, Defence Export Promotion Organization Director General Maj-Gen Arif Malik, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and senior civil and military officials also attended the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking as the chief guest, Bilawal told the ceremony that Pakistan offered enormous opportunities for profitable investments, joint ventures and trade in all sectors, including the defence industry. He added that Pakistan’s defence industry had reached the threshold of quality and reliability.
He maintained that though Pakistan was exporting high-tech defence products to more than 60 countries, the volume of exports did not commensurate with the country’s actual potential because of the limited involvement of the private sector and lack of attention to academia interface.
“In order to achieve this goal, I will stress the integration of the private and public sectors to achieve maximum results,” the foreign minister told the participants. On the occasion, he urged the small and medium industries to “join hands” with the defence industry.
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