Pak looks to US for arms and helicopters
Washington, May 4: Ahead of the trilateral summit, Pakistan has asked the United States for more arms citing that what they have is not enough to fight the al-Qaeda and Taliban forces threatening Pakistan"s stability as also Afghanistan.
As per a media report, Pakistan has asked for helicopters along with other arms to bolster their attack against the terrorists on their own soil. As the US congress has made it clear that the aid may be provided but US will not attach itself to the fight.
The newspaper also reported that there seems to be no indication whether the equipment would be sought in addition to the $7.5 billion over five years already proposed for Pakistan by Obama.
Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit reportedly informed that 'no worthwhile response' had been received to their requests for aid from other countries including the United Kingdom.
The Trilateral Summit that is to be held on Wednesday, May 6 hosted by US President Barack Obama will be meeting with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.