US gives ‘leftover’ arms to Pakistan

Major chunk of military equipment including sophisticated weapons is, however, moved to Jordan


Naveed Miraj January 15, 2015
A file photo of US troops in Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The United States has handed over the serviceable weapons, ammunitions and other sophisticated military equipment to Pakistan that was being used by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in Afghanistan.

“A complete list of all the reusable military equipment was provided to Pakistan, from which whatever was deemed necessary and was required by the armed forces was selected by the defence ministry. Pentagon was accordingly informed about it,” sources in the ministry said on the condition of anonymity

They added that a majority of the equipment selected from the list has already been handed over to Pakistan. After the announcement of the withdrawal of ISAF forces from Afghanistan, Pentagon decided to give military equipment to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“However, a major chunk of the military equipment that includes sophisticated weapons is being moved to Jordan,” the sources said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2015.

COMMENTS (33)

Schumaila | 5 years ago | Reply So Indians don't care for the lefts overs? Is that's why their Government was crying lurid and hoarse, begging US not to give the leftovers to Pakistan as it could be used against them? Even for double standards there should be a lowest standard to which one could stoop... "India in the past has opposed to the transfer of such arms to Pakistan as it believes Islamabad would eventually use the fighter jets against it." http://tribune.com.pk/story/881919/us-hands-over-14-combat-aircraft-59-military-trainer-jets-to-pakistan-report/
reply to ignorant abreez | 5 years ago | Reply @abreez: We got chinooks and c130s long time ago -_-
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