Pakistan to explore other options, if Pak-US F-16s deal not materialized: Asif

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ISLAMABAD, May 16 (APP): Minister for Defence Khwaja Muhammad Asif Monday said that Pakistan would explore other options to meet its defence needs, if the F-16s deal with the United States not materialized.

Talking to journalists after addressing a two-day international
conference, he said that Pakistan was an independent and sovereign state and it could acquire defence related products from other suitable markets of the world.

The conference titled ‘Refugee crisis and its ramifications for global
and national security’ was organized by South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University in collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), National Security Division and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.