Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) on Wednesday and appreciated the valuable contributions of the POF in catering to the defense requirements of the country. The prime minister said the POF held a pivotal position in view of the multifarious defense and security challenges that the country was confronted with. He also commended the commitment and continued efforts of the workforce of POF whose labour and expertise had earned the organisation a reputed place in the region and beyond. “POF’s culture of innovation and excellence has left me deeply impressed and profoundly satisfied,” the PM said in his comments recorded in the visitors’ book. Earlier upon his arrival at the country’s largest defense industrial complex POF Wah, the PM was received by POF Chairman Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali. He was briefed in detail about the range of arms and ammunition products of international standards, being produced at the ordnance factory. He was also apprised about the contribution of POF in meeting defense and non-defense requirements of the Armed Forces during peace and war time. The PM was informed that in addition to meeting the domestic requirements on cost-to-cost basis, the POF was also serving the country through import substitution and earning foreign exchange by exporting its surplus to 40 countries and thus furthering defense diplomacy. He was also briefed about the commercial operations and corporate social responsibility services of the organisation in the field of education, health and environment protection. Later, the PM also visited Product Display Lounge, POF Brass Mills and the Weapon Factory and observed various processes at the production line. Published in Daily Times, August 10th 2018.