Pakistani Navy (PN) recommendations for issuing funds for buying submarines cannot be forwarded due to the economic situation in the country, the senate standing committee on defence and defence production has said.

The in-camera meeting of the committee stressed the need to opt for local products for defence purposes.

The committee has also advised PN to plan its schemes in view of its needs for the next 25 years.

The navy will receive its fourth domestically-built frigate in June this year with the production of fast missile carrier craft (FMCC) in process.