Pak built up army against India with US
Pak built up army against India with US military aid
Pentagon documents have revealed that a major post-9/11 American defence supply to Pakistan under foreign military financing had nothing to do with its fight against terrorism
Washington: Pakistan has used a substantial amount of military aid from the US meant to fight terrorism to build up its army with modern weapons and equipment for a conventional warfare against India, Pentagon documents have revealed.
All this was done with the knowledge of the then Bush administration, which not only provided $1.9 billion in foreign military financing (FMF) but also signed agreements with Pakistan for military sales worth nearly $5 billion during the period, the documents .
The Pentagon documents also revealed that a major post-9/11 American defence supply to Pakistan under FMF had nothing to do with its fight against terrorism.
While the Taliban and al-Qaeda gained ground in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Islamabad bought eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and their refurbishment worth $474 million.
It also placed orders for 5,250 TOW anti-armour missiles worth $186 million; 2007 have already been delivered.
Besides buying more than 5,600 military radio sets worth $163 million, Pakistan bought six AN/TPS-77 surveillance radars worth $100 million and six C-130E transport aircraft and their refurbishment worth $76 million.
Pakistan also used a substantial chunk of America’s FMF to purchase up to 60 mid-life update kits for F-16 A/B combat aircraft valued at $891 million.
Of this, it paid $477 million from the FMF funds given by US. All this while Pakistan’s economic situation deteriorated.
Pak asks the US to write off all its debt
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged the US to write off all its debt to help Islamabad overcome the prevalent economic crisis.
In a meeting with the US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke here, Gilani said Pakistan has been facing a difficult economic situation primarily due to its participation in the US led ‘war on terror’.
Re: Pak built up army against India with
The mother of terrorism they r.. they gone 95% of terrorism gone from the world...
all terrorist plots – from the Sept. 11 attacks, to Madrid, to London, to Mumbai – seem to have roots in Islamabad?
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" Pakistan has everything that gives you an international migraine. It has nuclear weapons, it has terrorism, extremists... " Madeline Albright, Oct. 2008 "
" Unfortunately, our recognition in the comity of nations today is only as a ´ breeding ground ´ for religious extremism and militancy and as a country afflicted with a
culture of violence and sectarianism. " Shamshad Ahmed, ex-Foreign Secretary, Pakistan