Some Senators Against US Sale Of F-16 To Pakistan Because Islamabad Can’t Be Trusted

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10:25 pm 11 Mar, 2016

Weeks after US government approved the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, some Senators are still opposed to the decision.

In the past few days, Republican US senators have strongly opposed the use of American taxpayers’ money flowing into Pakistan’s military hands.

 

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They doubt Pakistan’s commitment to fight terrorist organisations in their country, and have even questioned if USD 700 million should be used to provide Pakistan with these eight jets.

Though, despite these reservations, other Senators (mostly Democrats) have not approved tabling of a resolution blocking this sale due to their own political reasons.


 

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The Senate voted 71-24 against the move to bypass the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in deciding against sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan, PTI reports that the 24 are influential Senators themselves.

And even those who supported the government decision, none spoke in support of Pakistan itself proving that there was a bigger politics at play here.

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