Pakistan asks Korea to invest in defence sector
* Seeks due employment quota for Pakistanis in Korea
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked Korea to invest in the country’s defence sector and also called for Korean private sector’s involvement in this regard.
Ambassador of Korea Song Jong Hawan called on Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain on Thursday at the Ministry of Defence Production. While commending the deep ties between Pakistan and Korea in various fields, Hussain expressed the desire that the Korean public and private sector in defence may be allowed to further collaborate with Pakistan’s defence industry. He appreciated the help extended by Korea in upgrading the Karachi Shipyard.
He said Pakistan acknowledges the role of Korea in the field of production of high-tech equipment. Hussain noted that in the last five to ten years Korea has come a long way in production of high-tech vehicles and other technological and electronic devices.
“Avenues between Korea and Pakistan in this regard may further be explored,” the defence minister said. He added that Korean public and private defence sectors should be allowed to invest in the defence sectors of Pakistan, and assured that the process of granting no-objection certificates in this regard would be made hassle-free. Korea has shown keen interest in upgradation of Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF) Wah through a Korean company, Poon Song.
The Korean ambassador said that during his tenure he would make his best efforts to upgrade the relationship between Korea and Pakistan.
Other than raising key concerns regarding defence production, Defence Minister Hussain said that currently only ten thousand Pakistanis are working in Korea, which requires another 75,000 overseas employments.
The minister stressed that Pakistanis may be given due quota in this regard keeping in view their skill and technical level.
The defence minister added that there is also a growing requirement of English language teachers in Korea which can be met by employing good teachers from Pakistan.
Hussain thanked the Korean ambassador for a deep insight into his country’s matters and expressed the hope that the relationship between the two countries would be further strengthened.
harusnya kita juga minta kroya investasi di bidang industri pertahanan sebab kita pelanggan setianya produk kroya