US formally notifies sale of 8 F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The United States has formally notified the intended sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told that the notification was a part of internal process of the US government.

He said the process entailed congress response in thirty days.

The spokesperson said F-16s were meant for enhancing Pakistan’s precision strike capability in fight against terrorism.

He said terrorism is a global challenge facing all the countries and Pakistan and the United States are cooperating in this regard.

Radio Pakistan