Islamabad – While rejecting media reports, the US Embassy in Pakistan has said that neither Pakistan nor the US has cancelled F-16 program and the F-16s purchased by Pakistan from the US is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan in Late January.
In a statement, the Embassy said “some media have reported a stoppage in the U.S.-Pakistan F-16 program.These reports are not accurate. Neither Pakistan nor the United States has cancelled the F-16 program.
The planned delivery of the last “new-buy” F-16 purchased by Pakistan is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan from the United States in late January, 2012.
Several other F-16s purchased by Pakistan from the United States are undergoing mid-life upgrades and will arrive in Pakistan beginning in late January. Deliveries will continue throughout this year and next.” (The Nation)