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Pervez Hoodbhoy Questions Pak F 16 Acqn to Counter Terror

Pervez Hoodbhoy Questions Pak F 16 Acqn to Counter Terror Pakistan says it desperately wants Lockheed-Martin Block-V F-16 fighter-bombers at $87 million apiece for fighting terrorists in tribal badlands such as North Waziristan, writes Pervez Hoodbhoy in DAWN on April 16. An order for eight jets has already been placed, he said. The US Senate is sympathetic; a move to ban the sale was massively rejected by majority vote. Lockheed-Martin, which peddles its deadly wares to all who can pay, has already sold 4,500 F-16s to 25 countries. It must be pleased at this small, but tidy, deal of $700m, wrote Hoodbhoy. The opinion article in DAWN stated that the thoughtful Pakistanis should be worried. Wag­ing an aerial war against your own population is not a good idea. Hoodbhoy says, even if yo...
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In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line '1090'. Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over india. This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

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