Founded Date January 1, 1900
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About Pakistani Ordnance Factories
Pakistan Ordnance Factories is the largest defence industrial complex under the Ministry of Defense Production, producing conventional weapons and ammunition to international standards. POF Board is headquartered in Wah Cantt. Currently, POF consists of 14 munitions factories and three commercial subsidiaries.
Pakistan Ordnance Factories also specialize in the production of commercial explosives, hunting ammunition and have extensive facilities for the production of brass, copper and aluminum ingots, extrusions and sections for non-military applications. A garment factory, which has state-of-the-art cutting facilities and state-of-the-art stitching machines, manufactures military uniforms and can also meet the needs of the civilian sector.
Mission of Pakistan Ordnance Factories is:-
- To meet the requirements of arms and ammunition of armed forces in time of peace and war.
- Use excess capacity for commercial and export purposes.
- To manage and manage factory business and keep them running on healthy commercial lines.
After the rise of Islam on the subcontinent in 712 AD, when Muhammad Bin Qasim (an Arab general) made his entry into this strategically important region of South Asia, Muslims ruled India for nearly a thousand years. However, the decline of the Mughal Empire created a vacuum, which was immediately exploited by the British East India Company, resulting in British rule over the subcontinent for nearly a hundred years.
During their colonial rule, the British established sixteen munitions factories before World War II to thwart strategic threats to their occupation. At the time of Pakistan’s founding in 1947, all those 16 factories fell into Indian hands, as none of them were located in Muslim-majority areas. The newly established Pakistan, with a fragile state apparatus and fragmented armed forces, had absolutely no weapons and ammunition manufacturing facility to meet the security challenges to its sovereignty.