Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production Senator Lt. Gen. Abdul Qayyum HI (M) (R) has observed that Pakistan will develop its combat worthiness to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity at all costs. While appreciating the performance of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, the committee gave following directions:-
a. Top priority be given for enhancing combat worthiness of PAF by meeting their requirements to counter threats to Pakistani Air Space, its land borders or Sea frontiers.
b. Innovative research and self-reliance through indigenous pursuits will be the ideal strategy to reduce foreign dependence.
c. Commercialisation of our products should be our next priority to not only earn much needed foreign exchange but also to reinforce our bilateral ties with friendly countries. This would need excessive marketing, reasonable prices and qualitative edge over the products of our competitors.
d. Defence Production set ups need to follow a realistic costing system and curtailment of unnecessary manpower and logistic burdens which will ultimately result in rationalisation of prices to be more competitive in the international markets.
e. Lastly it was advised to ensure fool proof security of our Defence Production installations.
The meeting was held in-camera and was attended by Senator Nauman Wazir, Senator Mushahid Hussain, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Senator Muhammad Akram, Senator Anwar Lal Deen, Major General Akif Iqbal, Additional Secretary form the ministry, Air Cdre Shahab Imtiaz Joint Secretary FC from the ministry, Air Vice Marshall Shamsul Haq, MD AMF, Air Cdre Salman Abbas Shah, MD MRF and epresentatives of Ministry of Defence Production and PAC Kamra.