Officials deny selling US military equipment to Pakistan

Officials Deny Selling US Military Equipment to Pakistan
Officials Deny Selling US Military Equipment to Pakistan

The officials said that the Afghan government needed military weapons to provide security in the country.

“The Islamic Emirate denies this report … Afghanistan today has an independent government and this government has security departments. The security departments need the military equipment,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.

Earlier Indian and Pakistan media reported that Pakistan sought to buy military weapons left by US forces in Afghanistan.

After the US conducted a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, many American military equipment remained.

“This is a sensitive issue for the Taliban as well as for Afghanistan. But I don’t think this issue (military equipment) is accurate” said Tahir Khan, a Pakistani journalist.

“Pakistan has taken advantage of the change of the system in Afghanistan in a variety of ways,” said Sadiq Shinwari, a former military analyst.

Based on the reports, the US left behind military equipment worth 85 billion dollars in Afghanistan.


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