Pak asks US to renew land-lease programme

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New Delhi, Sep 1: Media reports revealed that Pakistan is requesting the United States to renew the 'land-lease' a program under which, the US supplied arms to other countries during World War II.

The acceptance of this programme would be an addition to the helicopters, night vision goggles and weapon aid that US already provides Pakistan.

Experts felt that such a deal could raise concerns for India.

India has asked the US to supervise military aid to Pakistan.

This is also seen as a move by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to strengthen his position against those wishing to oust him.

Recently, Pakistan People's Party declared a 'minus-one' policy to remove Zardari from office.

 "The objective behind the campaign, launched by different elements, political and others, is to target and malign one man to get him dislodged." said Fauzia Wahab, Zardari's aide and PPP spokesperson.

"It was after our in-house, in-depth discussions, participated in by the President, that we reached a consensus that a premeditated move was underway to manage the exit of Zardari."

However, sources said that though Pakistan is asking the US to lend military equipments to upgrade its personal army standards, yet, many feel that the ultimate target is India.

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