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Foreign and local buyers participated on the second day of 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) along with citizens who came to visit the seminar.

It was a historic moment when Pakistan signed agreements with Turkey and Ukraine, under which Pakistan will sell the Super Mushshak Trainer aircraft to Turkey and will import upgraded engines for the Al-Khalid tank from Ukraine.

The exhibition opened at the Karachi Expo Centre on Tuesday.

Delegate members look at Pakistan's Al-Zarrar tank and other artillery . ─AFP
Delegate members look at Pakistan's Al-Zarrar tank and other artillery . ─AFP
People visiting Al-Khalid Tank during 2nd day of IDEAS-2016. ─APP
People visiting Al-Khalid Tank during 2nd day of IDEAS-2016. ─APP
A woman sitting in the cockpit of Super Mushshak aircraft.─APP
A woman sitting in the cockpit of Super Mushshak aircraft.─APP
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi  Expo Center.─PPI
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi Expo Center.─PPI
Pakistan-made drone UQAB is on display at IDEAS-2016. ─AP
Pakistan-made drone UQAB is on display at IDEAS-2016. ─AP
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi Expo Centre. ─PPI
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi Expo Centre. ─PPI
Visitors are seen through the display window showing mortar shells during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Visitors are seen through the display window showing mortar shells during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Girls take selfies holding a Pakistan-made rifle displayed at IDEAS-2016. ─AP
Girls take selfies holding a Pakistan-made rifle displayed at IDEAS-2016. ─AP
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi  Expo Center.─PPI
View of IDEAS-2016 Exhibition organised at Karachi Expo Center.─PPI
Visitors taking keen interest in weapons displayed on stalls during 2nd day of IDEAS-2016. ─APP
Visitors taking keen interest in weapons displayed on stalls during 2nd day of IDEAS-2016. ─APP
View of IDEAS-2016 organised at Karachi  Expo Center.─PPI
View of IDEAS-2016 organised at Karachi Expo Center.─PPI
Visitors look at Pakistan made tank Al-Khalid display at the four-day IDEAS-2016. -AP
Visitors look at Pakistan made tank Al-Khalid display at the four-day IDEAS-2016. -AP
A visitor compares pistols during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
A visitor compares pistols during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Visitors handle guns during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Visitors handle guns during IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Delegate members look at Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. ─AFP
Delegate members look at Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft. ─AFP
Delegate members look at Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraf.─AFP
Delegate members look at Pakistan's JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraf.─AFP
A visitor handles a gun at IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
A visitor handles a gun at IDEAS-2016. ─Reuters
Delegations from foreign countries are briefed by an army representative. ─Reuters
Delegations from foreign countries are briefed by an army representative. ─Reuters

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Comments (24) Closed



Tariq, Lahore Nov 24, 2016 12:28am

Self reliance, made in Pakistan. Go forth!

Umair Nov 24, 2016 12:57am

Way to go, all the best Pakistan & Pakistan Armed Forces.

Anas Nov 24, 2016 01:23am

Mashallah, this makes the country very proud. An indigenous production facility of ordnance and defence products - fantastic. I wish the producers all the best, a very commendable achievement.

attention Nov 24, 2016 01:41am

Proud to be Pakistani. This is all "made in Pakistan". Live long my country and we are proud of you and of your Arm force!

Asim Kamal Nov 24, 2016 01:45am

Wow - Amazing stuff!!

Hope. Nov 24, 2016 02:33am

Good to see, arms production by Pakistan, came a long way and will move toward the excellence.

human Nov 24, 2016 02:48am

wow.....what an amazing innovation and world class human beings!!

Thought Nov 24, 2016 03:14am

Congrats Pak ,

Haider Nov 24, 2016 03:17am

Awesomeness galore!

Jibs Nov 24, 2016 03:34am

Oh yay look at us, we make such great killing machines !

Paklander Nov 24, 2016 04:39am

Looks good!

imran Nov 24, 2016 06:04am

long live Pakistan

Agatha christie Nov 24, 2016 06:05am

Congrats Pak Ord Factory,and Pak Army,the civilians elite rulers must learn from professional skills,discipline,from Army,they can improve their performance too in their fields.

RIZ Nov 24, 2016 09:25am

JF-17 looks very small,, is this scale model or the real one..

Fayzee Nov 24, 2016 10:51am

Proud Pakistan..

ak Nov 24, 2016 11:06am

Thats so awesome. Man I wish it was held in Islamabad.

sufyan Nov 24, 2016 01:56pm

Where we are at economy, poverty control, education and technology ? only defence. We have cantonments, DHAs, Fazaiya, naval and ASF housing schemes and these expos. Its all about power game here. Might is right

Muhammad Arshad Nov 24, 2016 06:01pm

Nice Pictures

Atif R Ibrahim Nov 24, 2016 09:16pm

Wow. that gold gun man was awesome.

Shah, Canada Nov 24, 2016 11:01pm

MASHALLAH... the way to go. Pakistan Zindabad.... Pakistan Army Zindabad.

Omar Nov 24, 2016 11:05pm

Awesome pictures. Keep up the good work. We should continue with our indigenous production programs and co-production with foreign arms producers as we still have much to learn and integrate for the betterment of our armed forces.

reply Nov 25, 2016 04:56am

@sufyan, its basically the mismanagement of economy, education, and all politically controlled portfolios. That is not army's fault.

Syed Mustafa Nov 25, 2016 06:28am

@Jibs Oh Great! We are able to defend ourselves

Amar Nov 25, 2016 09:43am

With defence we can generate income, defend ourselves and provide jobs we must look at our geographical location. that's why defence is important being poor in other issues doesn't mean we should be bad in defence there's no link politicians job to fix education and health not the armies