ANKARA, 12 May 2011: “Pakistan Pavilion,” established in the 10th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) 2011 being held at Istanbul from 10-13 May, attracted a large number of visitors and prospective buyers. Four defence manufacturing companies from Pakistan are participating in the fair. Participating companies include: Pakistan Ordinance Factories, Heavy Industries Taxila, Defence Export Promotion Organization, and Lyra – manufacturers of body armours, safety & military footwear and personal protection. Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar led the Pakistan delegation to the event. The delegation also includes Minister of State for Defence, Secretary Defence Production and other high officials. Members of the Pakistan delegation held meetings with their Turkish counterparts and other visiting delegations from the Middle East, Africa and EuropeThe biennial IDEF fair is held under the auspices and support of the Ministry of National Defence of Turkey and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. A total of 621 Turkish and foreign companies and company representatives from 48 countries, as well as ministers and military chiefs from several countries are in attendance at this event. ENDS