You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pakistan to be given new F-16s

Lockheed to supply 18 F-16s to Pakistan WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) Lockheed Martin Corp was awarded a $498.2 million contract to supply F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, the U.S. Pentagon said Monday. Lockheed will sell 12 F-16C plus 6 F-16D planes to Pakistan under the contract, the Pentagon said in its daily list of defence contract awards. The U.S. Defence Department did not say how soon the fighter jets would be delivered. The United States has agreed to sell Pakistan up to 36 new F-16 jets together with refurbished F-16s.
- DAWN - RSS Feeds; January 01, 2008

My humble question is, what has Pakistan done so wonderful recently to deserve this transaction? Has Pakistan shown some loyalty in the past few days?

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