24 January 2020
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
According to an ISPR press release, Gen Bajwa COAS inaugurated Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant at Wah Nobel Chemicals Factory during his visit to the Pakistan Ordnance Factories.
The UFMC project was completed within 8 months. “This new plant is equipped with latest and most economical silver catalyst technology, which will reduce the production cost,” the ISPR said.
The Army chief also visited the POF display centre where new defence products were showcased. “COAS appreciated the achievements of Research and Development Department of POF,” the ISPR said in the press release.
The Army chief stressed upon the Pakistan Ordnance Factories management to “adopt proactive approach for entering into joint ventures with foreign countries as well as private sector and bringing diversification to its product range”.
At the Heavy Industries Taxila, Gen Bajwa was shown defence manufacturing facilities including upgradations of various tanks.
“The COAS appreciated efforts and contributions of POF and HIT in manufacturing defence and security equipment at par with international standards making defence capability robust and self-reliant saving national exchequer,” the ISPR said.

Abdul Gh Lone