Air Officer Commanding, PAF Airmen Academy, Korangi Creek, Air Vice Marshal, Nadeem Akhtar Khan, has called for industrialization and local manufacturing of spare parts of fighter jets and other machinery in the country.
While addressing a seminar organized by the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Air Vice Marshal lamented that PAF has to import important spare parts of fighter jets due to lack of industrialization in Pakistan.
Industrialization and local manufacturing will benefit Pakistan ultimately. For instance, Pakistan is successfully manufacturing JF-17 Thunder but most of its parts are imported which increases its manufacturing cost significantly.
Local manufacturing of its spare parts will reduce the manufacturing cost of the aircraft manifold. Selling the aircraft locally manufactured at low cost will not only make the country more profitable but will also help the local industry to grow.
KATI’s Patron in Chief, SM Muneer, lauded PAF and acknowledged its sacrifices in restoring peace and ensuring security in the country.
SM Muneer also invited, on behalf of the business community, Wing Commander Noman and Squadron Leader Hassan, for a visit of KATI. Both PAF’s pilots shot down Indian jets during Operation Swift Retort in 2019 which led to the arrest of Indian pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman.