United States and Pakistan They reached an agreement and joined forces to help Ukraine in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, a report by theintercept.com revealed. According to the report, the deal was negotiated by Global Military Products, a subsidiary of Global Ordnance, which is an arms dealer.
The report says the United States helped Pakistan get a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) instead of the latter selling weapons to supply to Ukraine. He highlights that Pakistan is a production center for basic ammunition necessary for war. In particular, reports have recently been published about the use of Pakistani-produced shells and other ordinances by the Ukrainian army in the war.
The report highlights that records related to arms sales by Pakistan to USA, were leaked by a source within the Pakistani military. The alleged weapons transactions occurred between the summer of 2022 and the spring of 2023. The report also notes that the leaked documents were authenticated by matching the signature of an American brigadier general with his signature on publicly available mortgage records in the United States.
In particular, Pakistan is battling a major economic crisis and has sought loans from the IMF and countries such as China. Amid deteriorating economic situation, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan He was dismissed and then imprisoned. According to the report, the United States played a behind-the-scenes role in Imran’s overthrow, as they believed Pakistan (under his leadership) maintained a “neutral” stance in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The US-assisted IMF loan helped the Pakistani establishment save face amid economic problems and postpone elections after Imran’s overthrow. Meanwhile, Pakistan silenced the infighting and imprisoned Imran. While all this was happening, the United States remained silent on human rights violations in Pakistan.
“Pakistani democracy may ultimately be a victim of Ukraine’s counteroffensive,” Arif Rafiq, a nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute and Pakistan specialist, was quoted as saying by The Intercept.