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No intention to diminish relations with Pakistan: US

Updated May 05, 2016 09:44am

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WASHINGTON: The United States has ‘absolutely no intention’ of diminishing its relationship with Pakistan in any way, says the US State Department.

At the Tuesday news briefing, the department’s spokesman refused to criticise Pakistan for saying that it would look for other options if a deal for buying eight F-16 fighter jets from the United States fails.

“These are sovereign decisions that nations make with respect to their defence needs, and it’s up to Pakistan to speak to how they’ll fulfil their defence needs,” said spokesman John Kirby when asked if Pakistan bought fighter jets from China, would it strain its relations with the United States.

“As for the relationship, as I’ve said many, many times, it’s an important one. It’s critical; it’s vital in that — particularly in that part of the world; and it’s a relationship we have absolutely no intention of losing focus on or diminishing in any way,” he said. “But these are obviously sovereign decisions that Pakistan has to make,” he added.


State Dept spokesman refuses to criticise Pakistan over F-16 deal comments


When another reporter reminded him that a Pakistani minister had described the US aid to Pakistan as “peanuts,” Mr Kirby said: “I would just simply say that, again, it’s an important relationship. We’re going to continue to support that relationship”.

The official defended the assistance that the United States has provided to Pakistan despite a strong opposition from certain lobbies in Congress.

“We fully stand behind the kinds of support that we have provided to Pakistan over the last many years with respect specifically to their counterterrorism capabilities and counterterrorism needs,” he said. “And we’re going to continue to look for ways to improve that cooperation as best we can”.

Last week, Congress prevented the US administration from subsidising the $700 million F-16 deal.

Under the arrangement, Pakistan was to pay $270m for the eight aircraft while the US was to provide about $430m from its foreign military financing facility.

Pakistan has expressed its inability to pay the entire amount.

Published in Dawn, May 5th, 2016

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Comments (133) Closed



Sense May 05, 2016 06:43am

Now we want 24 free F16's

ali May 05, 2016 07:08am

I am sure the air force has plan B. They should go for few 4.5 generation planes from China, France, russia. Since they are already producing handsome amount of jf17 at home.

Nadeem May 05, 2016 07:23am

Thanks to the senator for not trusting the corrupt Pakistani politicians..

Ayub May 05, 2016 07:30am

This a diplomatic language. The warm relationship between Pakistan and China is a cause of serious concern for America. Pakistan is attracted by China due compulsions created by advancement of defence capability of India. America wants rapproachment between India and Pakistan in order to isolate China. But their efforts to persuade India and Pakistan to enter into meaningful dialogue failed. In the current geo-strategic scenario it is in the best interest of both China and Pakistan to further their relationship- particulalry in the economic and defence fields.

Changez_Khan May 05, 2016 07:34am

Pakistan and USA had always ups and downs relations with each other but they have always been good but bitter friends so no deal on obsolete F16s is not a big deal.

parykshyth May 05, 2016 07:35am

@Sense I think you should ask for 200 million free ones, one for every citizen.

LL May 05, 2016 07:38am

Fight your own war!!!

Mango man May 05, 2016 07:56am

@Sense Yup. And morning humor is good for health. Or so my granny used to say.

Peace May 05, 2016 08:03am

@Sense, Pay $2.1 billion USD and get it. Simple.

Maqsood Baloch May 05, 2016 08:03am

That's a mature approach, contrary to Ishaq Dar's Anarkaly Bazar shopper approach

Anonymous May 05, 2016 08:13am

Clearly shows U.S.A is leaving Pakistan alone by not selling F-16s and cutting all aids.

Game over.

Monsoon May 05, 2016 08:15am

Pak US relations are much stronger, and matter of 8 F-16 will be amicably solved.

Sri1 May 05, 2016 08:16am

@Sense nice one. Funny -why don't the boys try asking, nay demanding for a sixty percent discount on JF17s from China?

Inome May 05, 2016 08:15am

Be happy

Akil Akhtar May 05, 2016 08:15am

US is the champion of double speak.....its time for india to pay for US interests

Human May 05, 2016 08:18am

@Sense that's the reason no one takes us seriously ....we expect everything to be given to us for free

Nelson May 05, 2016 08:21am

We shall get them from China, if China is willing to offer quantum of subsidy we wanted US to provide.

Bipul May 05, 2016 08:24am

Basically what they have said is, go ahead and buy from china. US is not donating the jets.

Zakiurlakhvi May 05, 2016 08:23am

Over $33.0 billions of cumulative aid since 2001, that does not include the IMF bailout from time to time, is peanuts according to the Pakistani leadership ... ??!!

Gerry D'Cunha May 05, 2016 08:28am

US diplomatic statement should be very well understood

alinut May 05, 2016 08:47am

This is proof that we are considered a superpower now-they are scared of our might

ZAK May 05, 2016 08:49am

@Sense It is just a lip service.. He did not say they are ready to subsidize the sale

DVK May 05, 2016 08:50am

Only 24 free F16 @sense? Ask for few tanks, field guns and a few submarines. All to fight terrorists in North. If US desires they will give submarines to support antiterror drive.

Chicago May 05, 2016 08:52am

Soon US will give these eight as a free samples, talk like Trump language American understand.

JJ May 05, 2016 08:59am

Actions are evident, sir.

Ahmed USA May 05, 2016 09:00am

Rest assured ... Pakistan also values our strong bond of friendship...and shall continue to support USA through thick and thin...

krishna May 05, 2016 09:02am

Free at last.Decide your other options and let the whole world know.

rehan May 05, 2016 09:06am

America and it's "intentions" are hardly worthy of any respect.

Battleaxe May 05, 2016 09:16am

Love is all about money, no money no love .

Naveed khan May 05, 2016 09:17am

Pakistan should refrain himself form doing action for US in their own soils.

Desi Dimag May 05, 2016 09:18am

@Sense there is a famous saying "Beggers can't be the choosers".

jazib May 05, 2016 09:32am

it has been remained US policy not to support democratic govt in Pakistan while for dictator they offer a lot of aid...and they are pursuing the same

Bipul May 05, 2016 09:32am

I think it was pretty lame from Pakistani politicians to directly get into confrontation by saying that they will look elsewhere. $270m for 8 F-16 is a great deal and Pakistani politicians must be kept pushing US to deliver it. 1 Raphael from France will cost $300m and Russia will not give more than 2 Sukhoi for that money, they don't do charity.

shehzad May 05, 2016 09:34am

Forget about the F-16s. There are a host of other options (Gripens, J-11, J-12 etc).

Frankly with JF-17s, we dont really need another platform to complicate matters.

Zak May 05, 2016 09:35am

Nothing is free forever.

CHETAN SHARMA May 05, 2016 09:40am

USA applying BURNOL after causing BURN....Good diplomacy.

sam May 05, 2016 09:46am

@Ahmed USA - support, !!!is it !!! what a joke

Sunil May 05, 2016 09:50am

@rehan Does US care?

Saba Noor May 05, 2016 09:53am

Well said Sir! But what about your relationship with India...?

maani May 05, 2016 09:58am

Hussain haqqani played a role and lobbying along with indians that USA should not give F16 to Pakistan.

Rohit May 05, 2016 10:08am

May the American and Pakistani friendship last forever

Basit Ali May 05, 2016 10:12am

Nations self-respect for what ...just $430m? Let's pay up already

Maryam May 05, 2016 10:16am

If you realize it's an important relation, play your part to "do more" and finalize the deal for F-16s.

Raaz May 05, 2016 10:21am

Who needs USA, China is with Pakistan

Narendra May 05, 2016 10:35am

@Sense really... please read the article one more time..!!

Narendra May 05, 2016 10:36am

@shehzad JF-17 does not have precision striking capabilities... thus wont work as Pakistan claims that they need f-16 for precision striking...

Mahmood May 05, 2016 11:01am

More yo-yos, and mixed signals. I don't trust the Americans. Period!

Pakistan should do the smart thing and widening its relationship and supplier of arms.

Inqelab Zindabad May 05, 2016 11:07am

@Maryam By saying "do more" are you implying "give more?"

Cyrus May 05, 2016 11:12am

Once again.. The State Department is not a branch of American government. The US Congress has the say.

Cyrus May 05, 2016 11:15am

@ZAK ... .. That is in the hands of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The State Department funds nothing.

Ali Asghar May 05, 2016 11:17am

@shehzad Gripes costs 4 times the F16 January 12 is no more in production and J 11 is Chinese version of Su27 also now a very old platform. Do your research before u post

Cyrus May 05, 2016 11:25am

@Narendra ... ... A pilot can't fire a rocket by sight flying 500 mph and hit the target.

Sarwar, USA. May 05, 2016 11:35am

When our leaders hide money in offshore companies, how can we beg for loans and aids???

Realist May 05, 2016 11:50am

@shehzad Grippen is not an option. It incorporates US electronics, which come under US jurisdiction for sales.

Mudassar May 05, 2016 12:03pm

Talk of a double talk whos is selling weapons to our enemies, and we are fighting for there security. They are calling India there friend then let it be there friend. One always chooses there friends.

Reduce there embassy to 10 staffers and kick them out of that country.
I know we cant afford that sort of money while we have damaged our own economy and country fighting for these so pious people who is whiter then white. As far as greedy doc release is concerned increase his prison sentence to the same amount as the subsidy they want to withhold then lets see what Bob Crocker can do. Let him dance to Indian tunes of Bobby songs. Our security is critical to us too.

Ali May 05, 2016 12:10pm

All Pakistanis resident in USA should now vote for Trump. Democracy is the best revenge. lol!!

Sanket Sharma May 05, 2016 12:11pm

Too late

keroj May 05, 2016 12:36pm

If US deems the F-16 jets are essential for Pakistan for counter terrorism then she should really give away the jets free or at least subsidize it if they want us to 'do more'

Syed Ali May 05, 2016 12:37pm

Why US interests are always inversely proportional to Pakistani interests...?

imtiaz syed May 05, 2016 12:38pm

@Zakiurlakhvi With over 40 thousands lives of pakistanis and the collosol damage to economy of the country , it is in my opinion very small than peanuts.

M. Asghar May 05, 2016 12:50pm

The Pakistan and USA relations are a two way traffic, if one side tramples on them, the other side has to do the same thing.

Vectra May 05, 2016 12:52pm

@Zakiurlakhvi "Over $33.0 billions of cumulative aid since 2001, that does not include the IMF bailout from time to time, is peanuts according to the Pakistani leadership"

I was thinking the same how come 33 billion for a nation of 25o billion GDP a peanut.That is 13% of nations GDP and it is huge and certainly not a peanuts as said by Pakistani leadership.

Muhammad Usman May 05, 2016 12:52pm

So called non Nato ally. We should start caring about our National interest rather than sacrifices for betraying ally.

Vectra May 05, 2016 12:54pm

@Battleaxe "Love is all about money, no money no love"

Opps unfortunately that is the universal truth in today's world.This is not only applicable to nations but is also applicable to numerous common romeo and julliets as well :-)

rsv May 05, 2016 01:12pm

@ali There are very few countries who are willing to sell aircrafts to pakistan.

Do you think Russia, France, Britain will sell aircrafts to Pakistan.

Lets assume it is a 700-1billion dollars, This is nothing in compared to the huge Indian market. Once a country sells these aircrafts to pakistan. Do you think india will buy the same aircraft?

Except China and most probably Swedish grippen i don't think any country will be selling any aircraft to pakistan.

lafanga May 05, 2016 01:16pm

There is a normal way of saying stuff and then there is diplomatic way of saying stuff. State dept has no say in what US congress does. The diplomatic message here is that we are sorry we could not pony up $430 million but we still want your help in other areas. Ball is in Pakistan's court now. I think Pakistan should forget about this fiasco and move on. Get the jets from elsewhere to send a subtle message but leave it at that. There is no benefit in going on the wrong side of the sole super power based only on this. Don't get emotional in international matters.

Salim Khan May 05, 2016 01:33pm

Right now the Indian lobby is all powerful in every country, except China. But China does not have reliable quality. Secondly Pakistan can not be chooser as it has no money to buy defence equipment. The Jf-17 is not something that can be written about. This is the problem with Pakistan. In such a scenario the minister should not have spoken against USA.

Arslan May 05, 2016 01:39pm

Relationship is dead. US has done the damage to Pakiatan it intended and there's little to no US influence left in the real power quarters of Pakistan.

tkh May 05, 2016 01:55pm

why are these F16 almost 100 million dollar a piece? In this price you can get almost a any 4.5 generation aircraft.

Faisal May 05, 2016 01:58pm

Double faced, dual policy from US, time to move on. It is blessing in disguise that US said no to F16.

Ind May 05, 2016 01:59pm

Also stop to do more, as US also has do some for Pak

Laila May 05, 2016 02:00pm

They won't diminish relations; only scaling back is the thing. Meaning they will sour relations but will not terminate them as Pakistan is one of their bargaining cards in their pocket when it comes to nations like China, the Gulf, other Muslim nations etc. In fact this move to not give F-16's and the fundign is just another tactic to put Pakistan in their pocket.

Sami Shahid May 05, 2016 02:05pm

If The US cannot even fund less than $500m for F-16's.....than US should not ask Pakistan to help in the Afghan peace process......Pakistan is not a regional police

Taimoor Khan May 05, 2016 02:07pm

"Refused to criticize Pakistan", what kind of statement or implication is that? If anybody, its the united states of America which needs to be criticized here. It was a state to state commitment that this deal will partially will be funded by America. Now they have backtracked on this commitment. State to state relations DO NOT work like this. Pakistan would be better off without such toxic relationship where some random people (congressmen) can hijack state to state relationship as and when they please. Have we not learned anything from so called "pressler amendment"?? Have people forgotten how American refused to deliver the F16s which we already paid for in past?

immo May 05, 2016 02:09pm

@alinut i really hope you were being sarcastic with that super power joke

immo May 05, 2016 02:13pm

@Mudassar Well said mate

Muhammad iqbal May 05, 2016 02:18pm

@Nadeem slowly but surely US drifting apart. Would be President Trump card will fix the last nail in the old age coffin of US-PAK relations.

flying star May 05, 2016 02:17pm

then deliver the f-16 to Pakistan

sbk May 05, 2016 02:21pm

@Sri1 , It is not possible to get concessions from China, unlike USA, who have a broad heart.

FAK Rao May 05, 2016 02:30pm

Congressmen are not convinced what Pakistan is doing to eliminate terrorism in the region. This reflect our diplomatic efforts are not working neither the visit of our COAS and frequent follow up meetings with American. American are seeing their own interest while dealing with India and Pakistan. Modi who was denied visa on human rights are being invited to address the congress while the same congress is hostile against sale of F-16 to Pakistan.

Zak May 05, 2016 02:29pm

“As for the relationship, as I’ve said many, many times, it’s an important one. It’s critical; it’s vital in that — particularly in that part of the world; and it’s a relationship we have absolutely no intention of losing focus on or diminishing in any way,” he said.

That sums it up. US knows it will be a bigger loser, if Pakistan moves away from it. US knows that Pakistan is a regional power, that they cannot ignore, ever.

Zak May 05, 2016 02:31pm

@Changez_Khan pakistan and UShave always been good friends, but when 'spoilers and detractors' sneak in to cause problems, is when the relationship gets soured. But then it comes back on track.

ozzy May 05, 2016 02:33pm

@Zakiurlakhvi you dont think so? You know how much we suffered for getting in this war. The us spent 1trillion on afghan war.you think the army is doimg a easy job then aye why dont you pull your socks up nd go do what they are doing. Its not AID its money the owe us nd they even know it.plus why should we ask china to pay for it,they didnt drag us into a war did they?

afzalhussain May 05, 2016 02:45pm

what is America intention of America but it show how much America serious war on terror with Pakistan.

A Shah May 05, 2016 03:07pm

US is in India's pocket

Nabeel May 05, 2016 03:34pm

Pakistan should not fight American never ending wars. It the right time to move away gracefully. Pakistan has suffered economically and terrorism at their hands. Pakistan and Pakistani citizens should be our first priority. As far as F16s are concerned it's not a problem. MashAllah our F17 thunder is awesome fighter with nuclear weapons carrying capability. Focus on Pakistan future. It's not our responsibility to solves all the problems of the region and suffer too. Enough already done. Enough life's of Pakistani are lost in fighting for American life's.

Umer Salahuddin May 05, 2016 03:47pm

Whenever US need Pakistan then it is sweet and now no need of Pakistan so the tone is also changed.

stranger May 05, 2016 03:51pm

@lafanga Good comment. Very reasonable.

qaiser ahmed May 05, 2016 03:57pm

We do not need the A-15's. Use what money we have to improve our schools. Education is the best weapon again terrorism. On a practical note simply inform your counter parts in this plane negotiation that you cannot afford the planes and walk away.

Abdulla Hussain May 05, 2016 03:57pm

Neither Pakistan nor Pakistanis are like before, they are qualified enough to differentiate between talks only & positive actions.

Abdulla Hussain May 05, 2016 04:03pm

@Sense: This is a just demand for whatever Pakistan did for fight against terror that in turn made america a more peaceful country. Pakistan has given great sacrifices to break the backbone of AL Qaida.

Shah Nawaz Khan May 05, 2016 04:01pm

Pakistan wants good relations with USA but blocking paltry aid for an ally in war on terrorism who has suffered many times more than any other ally is disappointing, Aid to Israel is umpteen times higher.

M. Siddique May 05, 2016 04:13pm

@Nadeem, Which Senator you are talking about?

Zahid May 05, 2016 04:15pm

Pakistan should concentrate on developing tactical weapons and ignore attempts at marginalizing it while supporting India in pursuing its hegemonic agenda.

Shaukat Ali Khan May 05, 2016 04:22pm

Please go ahead and diminish relations. We shall be much better off.

cueball May 05, 2016 04:33pm

@Ayub "This a diplomatic language. The warm relationship between Pakistan and China is a cause of serious concern for America"

Rubbish. USA has never cared where Pakistan purchases its weapons and supports CPEC and Pakistan/China relationship. And while USA/China have their differences I would argue that USA/China have closer relationship than Pakistan/China .. they are certainly more American's in China than Pakistanis - same goes for Chinese in the USA.

Riaz Murtaza May 05, 2016 04:52pm

Pakistan should learn on how not to depend on USA.

Iftikhar Husain May 05, 2016 04:58pm

Keep talking to US and keep the option open.

rahul1 May 05, 2016 05:08pm

GUys! hold on ... let elections get over in US. Rightnow, Obama doesnot want Trump to gain votes by criticizing this sale

Roussou May 05, 2016 05:10pm

Rhetoric. These words mean nothing. The reality is what we see with our eyes. Stop fooling us America.

Rou May 05, 2016 05:11pm

@parykshyth sorry, they don't manufacture that many. You are being unrealistic where as his demand sounds realistic.

LK May 05, 2016 05:14pm

Nothing good will come out of this event. US will face more anti American sentiment in the future. Big score for extremist!!!

Just Someone May 05, 2016 05:47pm

Let's try to buy something somewhere else and also to improve further the quality of JF17's being produced locally.

Just Someone May 05, 2016 05:50pm

@Zakiurlakhvi : Where did you get that figure from?

Just Someone May 05, 2016 05:49pm

Let's hope Clinton wins.

Ali May 05, 2016 06:32pm

United States and Pakistan's relations have been mutually beneficial for over 65 years, during the Cold War and after. The US provided more economic and military assistance to Pakistan, than all the other countries in the world combined.

President Obama approved the sale of 8 new F-16s, the PAF has flown F-16s for thirty years with 80 in its inventory. Its regrettable, that some US law makers are influenced by the machinations of the Indian lobby in Washington.

Pakistan needs these aircraft for precision counterterrorism operations, as the war in Afghanistan did not end. Pakistan being the front-line state fighting the global War on Terror, has suffered and sacrificed more than any other country.

shafqat a mir May 05, 2016 06:35pm

@Salim Khan its beacuse of our leaders just know how to lay tracks for metro trains

indian lobby could be encountered if some one comes forward with a plan, its just

talk and talk

hamza khan May 05, 2016 08:24pm

goood...pakistan needs to control US interests the way we want them to. and its in our interests to diminish the relationship. let india become a US satellite.

Farhan May 05, 2016 09:57pm

War in Afghanistan is still not over hence US must behave!

Wamiq May 06, 2016 12:39am

We should start paying taxes to make our country great again.

Alamgir May 06, 2016 05:32am

What arrogant USA doesn't realize is that USA needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs USA. As the sole Islamic nuclear power, Pakistan has the ability to call the shots.

Pakistanis should show more self-respect and pride in their country.

Ibmx May 06, 2016 05:37am

may be they can buy 3 and work with them ......more effectively.

El Chapo May 06, 2016 06:51am

I guess no more do more !!

Steve Boston May 06, 2016 08:14am

@Sense That is the way togo.

Masood May 06, 2016 08:27am

But we do not want anything to do with you or your wars.

WeThePeople May 06, 2016 01:25pm

China and US both have the history of betrayal. They are never a good friend. India and Pakistan should come together and work for peace and prosperity in the region. We are same but divided by extremists. Our youth should come out and take the lead. We have to start the trade and benefit each other.

Bobb Mack May 06, 2016 01:42pm

@Sense It is America's official and publically stated position that America recognises Pakistan's achievements in countering terrorism in a sensitive region. These operations are resource dependent and considering the magnitude of threat America should be morally bound to extent every assistance it can to neutralise forces which in the first place emerged as a result of American actions in the region. 24 and even 50 F16s will be a good ongoing jesture to encourage and maintain engagement of anti-terror forces. And yes they should be handed over free and quick

Afzal May 06, 2016 01:52pm

@Peace You are too blunt and do not seem to know the reason for Pakistan dragging its feet. Why should Pakistan alone be expected to extinguish fires lit by American interventions in the region. Cost of achieving peace should be greater for America and this is a simple and easy opportunity to prove its credibility.

Dev May 06, 2016 02:05pm

How the americans play the game. They will remain the only superpower for another century atleast.

Faisal May 06, 2016 02:24pm

Action speaks of intention. And what else we can get from USA at this need of hour. We should limit their activities in Pakistan on the basis of merit imortance they give to us in comparison to India

True Blue Indian May 06, 2016 02:49pm

@Sami Shahid You do no where the hakkani network lies in ? So why US shouldn't ask help to Pakistan ?

Abid Hafeez May 06, 2016 03:11pm

Pakistan has good relations with America, and this is intolerable for India to see us getting closer.

prafulla shrivastava May 06, 2016 04:47pm

@Zakiurlakhvi I also feel, never loose relations with USA they have always helped Pakistan, they have allowed various Pakistani to operate eateries/hotels all over the America. They have attracted all brilliant students of Pakistan for doing their Masters & get employed in America. You must have observed all Pakistanis who so ever are in America, now they dream for a big & stable Pakistan. They imagine Pakistan to replicate & become USA, the day is not far when all rich Pakistanis settled abroad will come back in Pakistan & they will make a shinning Pakistan whom anybody can be proud of.

dawn May 06, 2016 06:16pm

Maybe but Pakistan would be wiser to do so.

M.Saeed May 06, 2016 06:16pm

How can you have no intention to bleed while stabbing with double-edged dagger?

HRK May 06, 2016 07:36pm

Dear US, we have had enough of you. The best thing now is that our policy will not be dictated by you, so have fun across our border.

amit May 06, 2016 10:25pm

@ZAK He only replied to the questions and he was not asked that question specifically but we all can guess what he meant.

amit May 06, 2016 10:48pm

@Maryam Exactly. But they did not so what does that means?

jamshed May 07, 2016 01:59am

@Ali Asghar Please you do the same thing. J-11 is going on as planned and now Chinese have J-11D that was fight tested very recently (only two/three months ago).It is a very different plane than the original Su-27 almost completely redesigned and or reversed engineered with Chinese mission computer, avionics etc; As far as J-10 that is also going pretty smoothly and evolving fast. But Chinese are putting in tons of money parallel to above platforms on their newer stealth J-31/J20 fighters so things don't look as bad, the source is here for Pakistan US knows it and has known it for along time only our wrong policies and priorities, dragging our feet, our hangup on this plane (F-16) has taken us to where we are.

jamshed May 07, 2016 02:09am

@Vectra Yes, Pakistan has lost too much in human lives, infrastructure and when we factor in like terrorism, Afghan refugees he deteriorating social issues our image the loss would be easily 20% of our GDP year in and year for the last 15 years. But if we look at since the war, Soviet occupation in 1979 it would be much higher. US must be reminded of it but who would ? Siding with US has been a lose-lose situation every which ever way we look at it.

jamshed May 07, 2016 02:15am

@Bobb Mack Tell this to Indians here and they will raise up a storm, at least they try and question us and get away. Do you wonder why so many write negatively and give us free advice on this issue, of course in name of "dialogue and understanding??

Mohammad Fida May 07, 2016 06:42am

gone are the days when US used to need Pak help etc now they got China as an equal counterpart and can do what is needed.

Kala Ingrez - کالا انگریز - काला अंग्रेज - কালো ইংরাজি May 07, 2016 06:59am

It is good to drop out of sight and news for Pakistan and find other ways of funding.