Defence production aimed at maintaining balance of power: President Mamnoon

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Tuesday that Pakistan had kept the region safe from any mishap by maintaining nuclear balance and the purpose of increase in defence production was also to maintain balance of power in the region.

Speaking at the seminar Stability and the Economics of Regional Peace in South Asia, on the occasion of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2016, he said Pakistan was a peace loving country and want cordial relations on the basis of equality with all the neighbouring countries, including India.

President Mamnoon emphasised that regional peace and stability was vital to ensure development and prosperity in the region. The regional countries should learn from past mistakes and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of others, he added.

He said Pakistan was swiftly moving forward in defence production and other different fields and the participation of the increasing number of countries in the IDEAS 2016 prove this fact.

Pakistan, he said had set a precedent for the world by effectively curbing terrorism through the Operation Zarb e Azb and National Action Plan.

He said the excellent exhibition of defence production reflected the extra ordinary expertise and dedication of the experts and workers associated with their field.

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