IDEAS 2022 kicks off in Karachi on Tuesday.
The biennial International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2022 has returned to Karachi after a four years gap amid the pandemic.
A traffic plan for Ideas 2022 has been implemented from today Nov 15 till Nov 18.
Traffic plan for Ideas 2022 has been prepared, which will be applicable from today 15.11.2022 till 18.11.2022. In order to avoid any inconvenience, commuters are requested to plan accordingly. #Karachi is honoured to be hosting such an important international level event pic.twitter.com/oLbjxMt0M1— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) November 15, 2022
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the 11th edition of the exhibition at the Expo Centre Karachi.
Federal Minister for Defence Production Israr Tareen, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and civil and military officials were also in attendance at the inaugural ceremony.
We inherited an economic catastrophe where Pakistan was on the precipice of a default. But with the grace of God, and the efforts of our unity government, Pakistan was saved from the brink of an economic crises – FM @BBhuttoZardari at IDEAS 2022 pic.twitter.com/uTazKT4Apo— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) November 15, 2022
Besides trade visitors, more than 285 high-level delegates from 64 countries are visiting the exhibition this year.
As reported, the Karachi Expo Centre has been booked to its full capacity with more than 500 exhibitors from Turkiye, China, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Far East out of which 60 per cent are international and 40pc local.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who tested positive for COVID on Tuesday, in a tweet shared his thoughts on the inauguration of the landmark IDEAS 2022 exhibition and seminar.
“Over the years, IDEAS has evolved into a platform that highlights Pakistan’s growing footprint in the global defence market. Arms for Peace, theme of IDEAS’22, reflects Pakistan’s desire for peace & stability. Good to see that our defence sector is catering to demands of tech era,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said.
Over the years, IDEAS has evolved into a platform that highlights Pakistan's growing footprint in the global defence market. Arms for Peace, theme of IDEAS’22, reflects Pakistan's desire for peace & stability. Good to see that our defence sector is catering to demands of tech era— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) November 15, 2022