Pakistan sells about 100 aircraft to international buyers, says minister

08:24 AM | 24 Nov, 2017
Pakistan sells about 100 aircraft to international buyers, says minister
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ISLAMABAD - Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that Pakistan was on the path of achieving milestones in defence production.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said that Pakistan had sold around 100 small aircraft manufactured by defence industry to other countries so far.

He added that now focus was being shifted to the marketing of locally manufactured defence tools as Pakistan had great potential to introduce its items internationally.

The minister added that the industry was fulfilling demands regarding defence equipment made by the law enforcement agencies.

Commercial Aircraft

Earlier, Air Marshal Ahmer Shahzad of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) had disclosed that Pakistan will soon start producing commercial aircraft for the domestic and international markets.

He told Khaleej Times in an interview that they are looking at producing commercial aircraft with 10 to 30-seat capacity both for executive and non-executive passengers.

“As economic activity picks up with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, we require fast and efficient air transportation to fulfill domestic requirements. We’re also eyeing on international requirements in the Middle East and Central Asia,” Shahzad said on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2017.