KARACHI: Pakistan is hosting a four-day defence exhibition, an international show with over a dozen countries displaying their latest defence weapons. Arch-rival India is not participating.

President Arif Alvi opened the show on Tuesday in the port city of Karachi, the scene of a deadly attack on the Chinese Consulate last week.

Alvi lauded his country's ``high-tech defence production,'' insisting Pakistan seeks a peaceful resolution to all regional disputes and inviting India to come to the ``peace table.''

The event, organised by the Pakistani military and entitled "IDEAS 2018,'' includes a defence seminar with 262 delegations from 51 countries attending.

The event's spokesman, Tariq Javed, said major exporters of defensive technology, such as United States, China, Russia, South Korea and others, have their individual pavilions at the Karachi exhibition.