PM Nawaz Sharif says the country’s defence strategy is being devised keeping in view the contemporary professional requirements.

Dec 20, 2013

1472982_748987125129714_766457925_nAddressing the rolling out ceremony of 50th JF-17 Thunder aircraft at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra‚ he said no battle can be won with outdated technology and discarded strategies.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that the country’s military leadership is fully cognizant of the changing environment and is following an agreed and well-integrated approach. He said we want to ensure that our forces are alert‚ active and fully equipped with necessary professional skills.He congratulated Chief of the Air Staff and his team on the successful completion of in-country production of first batch of 50 JF-17 aircraft.

The Prime Minister said the proficiency of PAF is not limited to the air alone‚ but it is equally competent to show its mettle in the fields of aircraft manufacture‚ radar and even the drone technology.

The Prime Minister said the JF-17 aircraft development and production is a major flag bearer in the journey towards self-reliance and industrialization and a glorious chapter in the history of Pakistan’s friendship with China.

Nawaz Sharif expressed commitment that the government would meet demands of the defence forces so that their long-standing traditions attain perpetuity.

Later talking to media‚ the Prime Minister said the youth loan scheme has been launched to generate economic and employment opportunities for youth.

He said some changes will be made in its procedure to make it more effective and transparent.

To a question regarding meeting of directors general military operations of Pakistan and India‚ the Prime Minister termed it a positive move forward. He hoped this meeting will lead to bring situation normal on the Line of Control. Source (PTV)