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December 6, 2019

Armored Vehicle Pakistan attends Tokyo moot


December 6, 2019

TOKYO: Pak Japan Business Council (PJBC) and Armored Vehicle Pakistan (ARP), the only vehicle armoring facility in Pakistan, participated in the country’s first fully integrated defence exhibition 2019.

The defence exhibition, called DSEI Japan, is the only large-scale fully integrated defence event. The event has more than 250 exhibitors from across the globe. Only one entity from Pakistan managed to participate at the event. The exhibition was attended by more than 5,000 visitors.

The event gave an opportunity to the stakeholders of global defence industry to interact. It supports the sourcing of the latest equipment and systems, building of international relationships and generating of new business opportunities.

Abid Hussain, president of PJBC said the businessmen met with security officials of different countries along with global defence exhibitors at the event.

“We shared the views of business prospects in Pakistan since the market has big potential in terms of defence-related products,” Hussain said.

Saleem Godil, director of Armored Vehicle Pakistan said he had met with various armored vehicle providers at the exhibition.

“Our facility is providing satisfactory and world-class standard armoring services in Pakistan,” Godil said. “We are looking forward to the adaptability of latest technology being demonstrated in the defence exhibition.|

Both of the exhibitors from PJBC and ARP said they are looking forward to more such exhibitions as such events would help the country’s business community to come closer with manufacturers in Japan and worldwide and explore more business opportunities for Pakistan.

The government drafted a policy two years back to promote armored vehicles business in the country. The draft of policy on armoured vehicles 2017 regulates imports of new and used armoured vehicles and material and components / parts for the fabrication or armouring of vehicle, permission for setting up an establishment for armouring of vehicles and purchase and sale of armoured vehicles. The policy would apply to the whole of Pakistan, except armoured vehicles which are domestically manufactured or retrofitted for use by the armed forces.

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