More than 200 companies from nearly 60 countries, including the United States, China and European countries are participating in the annual show of military hardware organised by Pakistan's defence production ministry. - Text and photos by Agencies.

A foreign delegation member looks at weapons at a Pakistani military stall during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
A foreign delegation member looks at weapons at a Pakistani military stall during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign delegation members visit Pakistani military stalls during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign delegation members visit Pakistani military stalls during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign and Pakistani delegation members visit Pakistani military stalls during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign and Pakistani delegation members visit Pakistani military stalls during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
An Indian delegation member looks a model of a Pakistani fighter plane during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
An Indian delegation member looks a model of a Pakistani fighter plane during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
A Chinese official speaks to a Pakistani army delegation at a Chinese military stall during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
A Chinese official speaks to a Pakistani army delegation at a Chinese military stall during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign delegation members examine Pakistan
Foreign delegation members examine Pakistan's Al-Khalid tank during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign delegation members examine a Pakistani JF-17 aircraft during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Foreign delegation members examine a Pakistani JF-17 aircraft during the International Defence Exhibition in Karachi on November 8, 2012.
Visitors check rifles on display during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.
Visitors check rifles on display during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.
A foreign visitor stands in an army tank on display during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.
A foreign visitor stands in an army tank on display during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.
An army soldier instructs a visitor as she aims a weapon at a target during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.
An army soldier instructs a visitor as she aims a weapon at a target during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar ?IDEAS 2012? in Karachi November 9, 2012.

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