Khattak assumes charge as Minister for Defence



Rawalpindi, Aug. 27 (TNS): Pervez Khattak has assumed the charge as Minister for Defence.

He was received by newly appointed Secretary Defence Lt. General (Retd) Ikram Ul Haq at Ministry of Defence, Rawalpindi on Monday.

Defence Minister held introductory meeting with the senior officers of the Ministry. He was also briefed about the role and functions of Ministry and its allied organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Pervez Khattak said that the Armed Forces of the country would be strengthened, in terms of resources and equipment, so as to make defence of the country impregnable.

Meanwhile, Zubaida Jalal also assumed the charge of Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi today.

On arrival at the ministry, she was received by officials of the ministry of defense production.

The Minister also held a meeting with Secretary Defense Production retired Lieutenant General Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhary and discussed matters of the ministry.

The Minister lauded progress and achievements of defense production industry.