Pakistan, South Korea look to collaborate on defence production
Pakistan is seeking to upgrade the navy's Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works by expanding co-operation with South Korea, a senior Pakistani government official told IHS Jane's on 17 October.
Although details have yet to be decided, the official said a major focus of the programme will be on "enhanced facilities to produce smaller boats like fast attack craft".
The official's comments followed a 10 October meeting between Song Jong-hawan, the South Korean ambassador to Islamabad, and Rana Tanvir Hussain, Pakistan's minister for defence production.
According to a report subsequently carried by the state-owned Associated Press of Pakistan, South Korean company Poon Song has shown interest in upgrading the Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF).