‘Pakistan has other options if US cancels F-16 deal’

Baghdad: Pakistan has said that it would explore other options to meet its defence needs if the deal for F-16 fighter jets did not materialise with the US, it was reported on Tuesday.

Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Monday said that Pakistan was an independent and sovereign state and it could acquire defence related products from other suitable markets of the world.

The minister, according to Express News, said ups and downs in the bilateral relations of Pakistan and the US were not an unusual matter, but the overall ties between the two countries were better.