Nawaz urges to equip military with modern weapons

DNA01-16KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed the resolve to equip the military with modern equipment for protection of country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
He was inaugurating the four day 8th international defense exhibition and Seminar IDEAS 2014 at Expo Center in Karachi on Monday.
“Pakistan’s security and sovereignty should be the first requirement in the wake of this country’s geographical location in the region. In present times, the states must take into account the activities of non-state actors as well as hackers while keeping an eye on their frontiers,” the PM said in his opening speech at Karachi Expo Center.
The PM stressed upon the need of sophisticated equipments and adoption of modern defence capabilities for the armed forces battling terrorists in country’s tribal belt, hoping that the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb offensive would help purge the country of terrorist elements.
“I am pleased to witness the remarkable display of modern defense equipments and technology here. Pakistan can now claim to have sophisticated defense capability,” he said. “We must be prepared to face the challenges of national security as we have proved that having modern defence systems isn’t only the right of developed countries” he said.
He said the nation is committed to provide its defenders with all the necessary resources for this vital mission.
Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan’s unique geo strategic location and proximity calls for unceasing efforts towards protecting the sovereignty of the country.
He said threat to national security has multiplied with emergence of non-state actors including terrorists and computer hackers. He said we need to develop new tools and gadgets to effectively deal with these threats. INP

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