- At the time of independence, there was hardly any industrial base in Pakistan. The contribution of the industrial sector to the GNP in 1949-50 was only 5.8%, out of which, 4.8% was attributed to small scale industries. With virtually no defence industry, the entire needs of the Armed Forces were met through purchases, mostly from U.K.
- As an immediate step towards meeting the requirements of the Armed Forces, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POFs) was established at Wah in 1951. Initially it was assigned the responsibility of manufacturing small arms/ammunitions for British Weapons Systems. But with the induction of US weapons systems, it had to switch over to the production of related ammunition. The Ordnance Factories gave a fine account of themselves in supporting the Army in the field during 1965 war.
- The suspension of all types of military aid and embargoes during and after the 1965 War, made the nation conscious of the fact that it must strive towards achieving greater self-reliance in production of military hardware and also of diversifying sources of purchase of military equipment. Diversification, however, consequently made the task of ammunition production relatively more difficult because of the large variety of weapon systems that had been inducted.
- After 1971 war the Government decided to initiate a programme of relatively greater self-reliance and Defence Production Division was created in 1972. The mandate given to this Division was to lay-down policy, formulate plans, coordinate between procurement and developmental activities and to accelerate the pace of technological development to achieve greater self-reliance through indigenization. In 2004, the Division has been re-designated as Ministry of Defence Production. Over the years, the MoDP has worked towards this assigned goal and we can be proud of our achievement in this field. There is an increased self reliance in all defence fields. The Armed Forces are not only being supported and kept in a high state of readiness through our indigenous means, but we have also been exporting our defence equipment and munitions to some of our friendly countries.
To meet the requirement of the Armed Forces through a prudent combination of procurement (local and import) and indigenous production with a continued effort to enhance the component of indigenous production and in the process export surplus capacity of our defence products to regional and friendly countries. Mission
Functions of MODP Under Rules of Buisness 1973
The functions of the MoDP under Rules of Business 1973 have been reviewed and revised in the light of its expanded activities in 2003 and are shown below:
- Laying down policies or guidelines on all matters relating to defence production.
- Procurement of firearms, weapons, ammunition, equipment, stores and explosives for the defence forces.
- Declaration of industries necessary for the purpose of defence or for the prosecution of war.
- Research and development of defence equipment and stores.
- Co-ordination of defence science research with civil scientific research organizations.
- Indigenous production and manufacture of defence equipment and stores.
- Negotiations of agreements or MOUs for foreign assistance or collaboration and loans for purchase of military stores and technical know-how or transfer of technology.
- Export of defence products.
- Marketing and promotion of activities relating to export of defence products.
- Coordinate production activities of all defence production organizations or establishments.
Minister of Defence Production
Secretary Ministry of Defence Production
Lieutenant General (Retd) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry, HI (M)
Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry HI(M)
joined Pakistan Army in 1978. He is graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta
and National Defence University Islamabad.General has held various command, staff and instructional appointments. He has varied experience of conducting counter terrorism and internal security operations. He conducted “Operation Rahe Nijat” in South Waziristan Agency while commanding Infantry Division. As Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) he initiated internal security operation in Karachi. He has commanded Karachi Corps. He remained on the faculty of Command & Staff College Quetta as Chief Instructor. His last assignment was Inspector General Arms at General Headquarters.Presently he is serving as Secretary Ministry of Defence Production. Secretary Ministry of Defence Production
Rana Tanveer Hussain
Rana Tanverer Hussain
Rana Tanveer Hussain is the incumbent Minister of Defence Production in the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
's led cabinet. He was elected from NA-132 Sheikhupura-II as a member of National Assembly from Pakistan Muslim League (N). Rana Tanveer Hussain
Personal Life and Politics
He was born on 1st October, 1949 in Sheikhupura
Punjab Province. He did his MA Economics from Punjab University, Lahore. He is an industrialist, economist, Law maker and politician from PML (N). He started his political carrier in 1983 as Member District council. He elected as MNA in 1985, 1990, 1997, 2008 & 2013. Rana Tanveer Hussain previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister/Ministry of Finance and Federal Minister for Defence Production. He again appointed as Federal Minister for Defence Production in June 2013. He is married and has one daughter. His older son died in a tragic car accident. He has two brothers, Rana Afzal Hussain and Rana Zahid Anwar. He is the son of Haji Muhammad Anwar who died in the year 2011.
List of ex-Secretaries
|1||Mr.Abdul Hamid SQA, TPK||22.07.1972||30.11.1973|
|2||Mr. Masood Hasan||30.11.1973||01.12.1977|
|3||Mr. Tariq Mustafa, Addl Secy Incharge||01.12.1977||19.04.1981|
|4||Vice Admiral Ahmed Zamir, HI(M), SJ||19.04.1981||28.08.1982|
|5||Mr. Abdul Majid Mufti||29.08.1982||16.07.1985|
|6||Maj Gen (R) Anwar Masood, A/Secretary||01.08.1985||22.02.1986|
|7||Mr. Tariq Mustafa, Addl Secy Incharge||23.02.1986||12.04.1986|
|8||Mr. Tariq Mustafa||13.04.1986||26.06.1988|
|9||Lt Gen (R) Talat Masood, HI(M), S Bt.||26.06.1988||11.10.1990|
|10||Maj Gen (R) Riaz Ahmed Chaudhari, A/Secretary||12.10.1990||17.12.1990|
|11||Dr. Akhtar Hasan Khan||17.12.1990||20.05.1991|
|12||Mr. F.I. Malik||21.05.1991||26.12.1992|
|13||Mr. Mazahar Rafi||27.12.1992||28.02.1997|
|14||Lt Gen (R) Lehrasab Khan, HI(M), SJ, SBt.||01.03.1997||28.02.2001|
|15||Air Marshall (R) Zahid Anis, Secretary||01.03.2001||28.02.2005|
|16||Lt Gen (R) Ali Muhammad Jan Orakzai||01.03.2005||23.05.2006|
|17||Lt Gen (R) Shahid Siddiq Tirmizey||09.06.2006||08.06.2009|
|18||Lt Gen (R) Israr Ahmed Ghumman||09.06.2009||08.06.2011|
|19||Lt Gen (R) Shahid Iqbal, HI (M)||23.06.2011||22.06.2013|
|20||Lt Gen (R) Tanvir Tahir, HI (M)||04.07.2013||03.07.2015|
|21||Lt Gen (R) Syed Muhammad Owais, HI (M)||08.07.2015||07.07.2017|
|22||Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry, HI (M)|| 17.07.2017|| to-date|
MoDP's activities and achievements remain obscure from public and media eyes due to
confidentiality and sensitivity of its functions. Targets/ Achievement
- Government of Pakistan
- Ministry of defence Production
- PAK. SECTT-II, ADAM JEE ROAD, RAWALPINDI
- Fax: 0092-51-9270944,
|1||Federal Minister for Defence Production||Rana Tanveer Hussain||9270929
|2||PSO to Minister||Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed||9270928|| email@example.com|
|3||Secretary (DP)||Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry HI(M)||9270930,
|4||SO to Secretary
APS to Secretary||Maj Rizwan Zafar
Mr. Zahoor Ahmed ||9270685
|5||Addl Secretary (DP)||Maj Gen Tariq Ghafoor, HI (M)||9273334
|6||PS to Addl Secretary||Muhammad Bashir||9273334|| |
|7||Joint Secretary (Admin)||Mr. Ehsan ur Rahimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||OSD-I/ Joint Secretary (Org)||Brig M. Zakir Jaffriemail@example.com|
|9||OSD-II/ Joint Secretary (FC)||Cdre Naveed Akhtarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Deputy Secretary-I (Admin)||Mr. Muhammad Aliemail@example.com|
|11||Deputy Secretary-II /
Focal Person under the freedom of Information Ordinance 2002||
Mr. Naeem Akhter||
|12||Deputy Secretary-III||Mr. Khan Nawazfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||Deputy Secretary-IV||Mrs. Nasira Batool Jafriemail@example.com|
|14||Deputy Secretary-V||Rana Muhammad Yousaf||9270932|| firstname.lastname@example.org|
|15||Deputy Secretary-VI ||Mr. Habib Ullahemail@example.com|
(Computer Centre) ||Mr. Zareen Abbasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|17||Assistant Director (Media)/ PRO||Mrs. Sidra Hussainemail@example.com|
|18||Section Officer (DP-1) (General / Protocol)||Mr. Waheed AKbarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|19||Section Officer (DP-2) (Admin)||Mr. Muhammad Moosaemail@example.com|
|20||Section Officer (DP-3) (Civ Budget)||Mr. Ahmad Buz Bhattifirstname.lastname@example.org
|21||Section Officer (DP-4) (Coord)||Syed Zulfiqar Aliemail@example.com|
|22||Section Officer (DP-5) (DAC/PAC)||Syed Arif Hussain Shahfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|23||Section Officer (DP-6) (Council)||Mr. Muhammad Muniremail@example.com|
|24||Section Officer (DP-7) (POF Board)|| Mr. Muhammad Tahirfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|25||Section Officer (DP-8) (HIT Board)|| -||email@example.com|
|26||Section Officer (DP-9) (DGMP)||Mr. Shoukat Alifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|27||Section Officer (DP-10) (KSEW & NRTC)||Mr. Mumtaz Ali Solangiemail@example.com|
|28||Section Officer (DP-11) (Def Procurmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|29||Section Officer (DP-12) (Def Budget||Mr. Basharat Ali Khanemail@example.com|
|30||Section Officer (DP-13) (FC-1 PACB)||-||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|31||Section Officer (DP-14) (FC-2)||-||-||email@example.com|
|32||Section Officer (DP-15) (Export/ DEPO/ Exhibitions)||Mr. Suhail Nasirfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|33||Section Officer (DP-16) (FC)||Rana Zulfiqar Ahmad||9270935||-|
|34||Section Officer (DP-17) (FC)||Mr. Amir Ijazemail@example.com|
|35|| Section Officer (DP-18) (FC)||Mr. Muzaffar Iqbal|| 9271078|| -|
|36||Security Officer-I ||GSO-I ||9271102|| -|
|37||Security Officer-II|| -||9273219||-|
|38||OC FS Team|| -||9271540
|39||CR Section/ Night Duty Clerk||-||9270943|| -|
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