REF:

Rawalpindi - May 20, 2008

No PR-24/2008-ISPR

General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) visited Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DESTO) at Chaklala Cantonment. On arrival he was received by Major General Syed Guftar Shah, Director General DESTO.

CJCSC was briefed by Director General DESTO, regarding state of the art facility oriented towards development of critical technologies and achievements of the organisation followed by a visit to various production units of the organisation.

General Tariq Majid, in his remarks, highlighted that the organisation is making significant / valuable contributions towards meeting the defence needs of the three services and attaining self sufficiency through indigenisation in important select fields. He commended the progressive outlook of the organisation, focus on acquisition and absorption of modern / future technologies and assistance rendered by DESTO to the services in harnessing the new technologies in select fields.

While commenting on admirable research and development projects, human resource development efforts and upgrade measures being pursued by the organisation, General Tariq Majid expressed compliments for the efforts of all involved for dedication and sincere efforts towards attainment of the stipulated goals and production targets. He also appreciated the technologically sophisticated equipment being produced for civil use commercially, including equipment for civil security organisations and law enforcement agencies.

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General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee being briefed by Major General Syed Guftar Shah, Director General DESTO at Chaklala Cantonment.