KARACHI: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has inaugurated the 11th International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) here on Tuesday (15th of November, 2022).
Addressing the inaugural ceremony the FM said Pakistan, being a responsible state, was always committed to play its role for international peace.
Pakistan’s defense industry has now achieved a good level of quality and reliability and its products are comfortably competing in the international market.
Bilawal Bhutto said Pakistan was now exporting high-level defense products to more than 60 countries and scope of these exports could be extended by promoting public private partnership in the field.
He said the best way to safeguard and strengthen national security is to achieve economic self-reliance, rebuild and strengthen political institutions and ensure rule of law.
“In order to do so, each and every institution should function in its constitutional domain with primary focus on their objectives, the FM maintained.
The Foreign Minister also stressed upon the need of resolution of long standing issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with UN resolutions and aspirations of people of Kashmir in the interest of regional peace, progress and economic development.
Meanwhile, taking to the Twitter, PM Shehbaz Sharif (who is suffering from COVID-19) stated: “Over the years, IDEAS has evolved into a platform that highlights Pakistan’s growing footprint in the global defence market. Arms for Peace, theme of IDEAS’22, reflects Pakistan’s desire for peace & stability. Good to see that our defence sector is catering to demands of tech era.”