High level attendance at Pakistan Pavilion in IDEF 2015 Istanbul
ISTANBUL (Turkey) – “Pakistan Pavilion” at the 12th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) 2015, being held at Istanbul from 5-8 May, is attracting a large number of visitors and prospective buyers. Pakistani stalls at the Defence Expo remained one of the most frequently visited ones.
Leading defence manufacturing companies from Pakistan are participating in the fair. Participating companies include: Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF), Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO), National Systems, etc.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain is leading Pakistan delegation to the event. The delegation also includes Chairman POF Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman HIT Lt. Gen. Syed Wajid Hussain, Chairman PAC Air Marshal Javaid Ahmed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Mr. Sohail Mahmood and other high ranking officials of the defence production sector of Pakistan.
Members of the Pakistan delegation are holding meetings with their Turkish counterparts and other visiting delegations from the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Pakistan’s participation in the fair came on the heels of a successful defence exhibition “International Defence Exhibition and Seminar” or IDEAS 2014 it recently organized in Karachi. Pakistan is offering high tech air and ground equipment and hardware for sale which manifests the country has achieved self sufficiency in many fields. Pakistan’s defence industry is not only meeting the requirements of its Armed Forces, but also exporting defence products to many friendly countries.
The biennial IDEF fair is held under the auspices and support of the Ministry of National Defence of Turkey and managed by Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. A large number of Turkish and foreign companies and company representatives from 70 countries, as well as ministers and military chiefs from several countries are in attendance at this event.