Pakistan officially responds over $3 billion defence deal between India and United States

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Pakistan officially responds over $3 billion defence deal between India and United States

*ISLAMABAD – **Pakistan officially responds over $3 billion defence deal between India and United States.*

*Pakistan on Thursday welcomed the mediation offer from US President Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.*

Addressing a weekly media briefing, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Aisha Farooqui reiterated a pleasant change could be witnessed in the entire region if the issue is resolved through peaceful negotiations.

Expressing Pakistan’s concern over arms deal between the US and India, the FO spokesperson maintained that the arms deal will disturb balance of power in the region, adding that arms race in the region would intensify conflict in the region.

It is noteworthy that the US president said that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defence and commercial ties.

Referring the US-Taliban peace deal, Aisha Farooqui said that Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi will represent Pakistan during signing of the agreement in Doha.

Aisha Farooqui said that federal and provincial governments are working together to tackle novel coronavirus in Pakistan and concerned authorities are in continuous contact with Iranian leadership in this regard.

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