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US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More

Government prepares special Ramazan package

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAY, (DNA) – Government has prepared a special Ramazan package to provide essential commodities to the consumers at reduced rate during the Holy month of Ramazan. Responding to a point of order in Senate, leader of the House, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said this package will be introduced before the start of Ramazan. He said that the religious scholars of different schools of thought have agreed to a uniform Sehar-o-Iftar timing. Responding to a call attention notice moved by Shahi Syed about imprisonment of sixteen Pakistani nationals in the prisonsRead More