Minister for Defence Production Ms Zobaida Jalal visited Defence Export Promotion Organization for the first time after assuming the office. The Minister was briefed about the role of DEPO and ongoing preparations for International Defence Exhibition and Seminar 2018 (IDEAS 2018) scheduled from 27-30 Nov 2018 at Karachi expo center. The minister was informed that due to these initiatives the response of exhibitors and delegates for IDEAS 2018 is very much encouraging.
DEPO authorities briefed about the initiative of promoting Public- Private Partnership in defence production and to achieve this objective organized first of its kind. Similarly to bring all stakeholders at one platform DEPO organized international seminars to highlight and solve the problems faced by the private sector.
After the briefing she visited state of the art DEPO display center and appreciated the quality and specifications of Pakistan’s defence products show cased in the display center.
Minister expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for the successful conduct of IDEAS 2018 which is aimed for further promoting Pakistani products at international level. She also appreciated the initiative of Public- Private Partnership and assured her full support in bridging the gap between public and private sectors.