ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Defence production on Wednesday approved proposed amendments in Heavy Industry Taxila (HIT) board laws of 1997 unanimously.
The Senate Committee on Defence productions huddle was held in chair of its chairman Senator Abdul Qayoom Malik.
The HIT official briefing the huddle over the performance of Wah Brass Mill said that the WBM will fulfill needs of four private industries in Karachi, Lahore, and Hassan Abdal while officials informed that consumption of brass declined to 1000 Metric Ton from 10,000 Metric Ton.
The committee Chairman said commercial organizations cannot have the capacity to make a lot of defense goods while the country has been saving billions of dollars of foreign exchange by making high-quality defense goods including JF-17 Thunder in the country.
The HIT officials told the meeting that Chinese officials impressed by performance and quality of our goods after visiting the HIT facilities even they talked of ordering passenger bogies of trains and military trucks and they were excused as laws not permitted it.
Officials of National Radio Telecommunication Corporation also briefed the meeting about its performance and told that the organization was awarded many recognitions for its international standard products.
They said that the organization is working to modernize Graf Radars, ground radar system, robotics, quadcopters and other goods while work is also on the microwave, HF radio-electronic warfare system.
The officials also informed that the organization also helped the prosecution in the Zainab murder and rape case through its sensitive instruments.
Secretary Defence production informed the huddle that “ Yasoob Truck” joint-adventure project was of the worth of Rs 800 million while the project went to the NAB due to automobile and it was the reason that after delivering 500 yasoob trucks to Pakistan Army the project got closed.