Pakistan rejects allegations of selling weapons to Ukraine for IMF bailout package
FO says 'Pakistan maintains a policy of strict neutrality in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia'
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Foreign Office on Monday rejected a latest story alleging sale of Pakistani weapons to Ukraine to secure a bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Responding to media queries on the latest Intercept story alleging sale of Pakistani weapons to Ukraine to get IMF bailout package for Pakistan, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch called the story as “baseless and fabricated”.
She said: “the IMF Standby Arrangement for Pakistan was successfully negotiated between Pakistan and the IMF to implement difficult but essential economic reforms. Giving any other colour to these negotiations is disingenuous”.
“Pakistan maintains a policy of strict neutrality in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia and in that context, does not provide any arms and ammunition to them. Pakistan’s defense exports are always accompanied with strict end user requirements,” she concluded.