Secretary Defence expresses concern over F-16s issue

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RAWALPINDI, May 9 (APP): Secretary Defence Lt General (rtd) Muhammad Alam Khattak Monday expressed concern over the issue of F-16s and said the aircraft were essential for Pakistan’s fight against terrorism.

“The Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the National Action Plan are the testament of Pakistan’s commitment in its fight against terrorism and extremism,” he said while talking to Commander US Central Command General Joseph L. Votel, who called on him here.

The secretary also asked about the status of roadmap regarding future reimbursement mechanism under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) beyond 2016, according to a press release.