close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

US won't sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan for now

The sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan has been held by the US Congress which reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill .


US won't sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan for now
Picture for representative purposes only. Photo: AP

Washington: The sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan has been held by the US Congress which reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill .

Obama administration has been keen on selling these aircrafts to Pakistan and it may ultimately succeed in scrapping the hold.

The administration notified Congress of its intention to sell eight F-16s to Pakistan during the country`s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s visit to Washington last October, reported the Dawn.

The administration also received a `hold` notice from the Senate, using the legislative process to delay the proposed sale. 

Lawmakers used clarification and information notices to delay the sale. Both lawmakers belong to a growing lobby in Congress which not only opposes arms sales to Pakistan but often urge the US administration to severe its ties with the country.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions