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.