Positive outcome of PM’s US visit

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Fruits and positive results of the recent successful visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States have started surfacing on the horizon. These yields would definitely play key role in cementing the defence of motherland in years to come. Just few days after the successful conclusion of the visit the Pentagon notified the Congress of its decision to approve military sales worth $125 million that would result in 24×7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets of Pakistan.
US officials asserted that the freeze in security assistance to Pakistan on Trump’s direction since January 2018 was still in place and the latest decision would help it in 24×7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets in that country, as this would require the assignment of 60 contractor representatives there to assist in the oversight of the F-16 programme.
According to the statement, Pakistan had requested a continuation of technical support services US government and contractor technical and logistics support services and other related elements of logistics support to assist in the oversight of operations in support of the Pakistan Peace Drive advanced F-16 programme. Pakistan has used the F-16 fighter jets against India, the latest being in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrike inside Pakistan by India.
In its notification, the Pentagon asserted that the proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 60 contractor representatives to Pakistan to assist in the oversight of operations as part of the Peace Drive F-16 program.
This policy shift reflects a positive change in the mindset and approach of the US towards Pakistan and is definitely a result of coercive diplomatic efforts carried out by our diplomatic corps in the US. On this development, the whole nation is obliged to the government for contesting Pakistan’s case vigorously at international fronts and convincing the US on our national narrative.

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