Pakistan has decided that it will not acquire eight F-16s from the United States, instead, it will now opt for Jordan-owned F-16 fighter jets. This information has been given by the foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry. The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has informed this on June 14 stating that accompanied by the strains in bilateral ties over the scurrying of the deal and a United States drone strike on its soil.   and Also Read - Puducherry Proposes 10% Quota For Government School Students in Medical Courses

Aizaz Chaudhry while having a discussion with the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Policy stated that the United States seemed to be contented with the decision of Pakistan. He added to the discussion by saying that the chapter of receiving F-16 fighter jets from the United States has been closed. Now, Pakistan will be opting for the F-16 fighter jets owned by Jordan. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

The Foreign Minister also said that one of the reasons for the stressed relations with the United States was the close ties of Pakistan with China. Pakistan cannot cooperate with the United States on some problems. One of the concerns include sovereignty. He also said that stressed relations with the United States were nothing new for Pakistan. Accusing the United States policy on the war on terror he added that the United States has spent 16 years fighting the war on terror. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma