Prime Minister Imran Khan

PM calls for enhancing public-private partnership in defence production sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need for focusing on including private sector in various projects of the Defence Production in order to get full benefit from the available capability of the sector.

Chairing a briefing of the Ministry of Defence Production in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the government will provide every possible support to cater the needs of the Ministry of Defence Production.

He said that the government will fully cooperate in construction of Gwadar Shipyard.

Secretary Defence Production gave a detailed briefing about the functions and performance of the Ministry and its associated departments and exchanged views about the other matters relating to the ministry.

Prime Minister hailed performance of the ministry and appreciated accomplishments of the ministry in commercial and other social ventures besides meeting country’s defence needs.

Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Iftikhar Durrani, Secretary Defence Production Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry and senior officers participated in the briefing.