Pakistan-US fighter jet deal still under discussion: Islamabad

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday maintained that the proposed sale of F-16 fighter jets by the US to Pakistan was still under discussion between the two countries.

Commenting on media reports regarding the cutting of financial subsidy for the sale of the aircraft by the US, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya observed that coordinated efforts were needed at international level to tackle the menace of terrorism, Dunya News reported.

Asserting that the responsibility to eliminate terrorism cannot be placed on one country, the spokesman said Islamabad and Washington were cooperating in the fight against terrorism.

He further said that provision of F-16s to Pakistan will enhance its anti-terrorism capability.

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