NewsOne reported: Pakistan is qualify to buy excess US military hardware in Afghanistan and the United States is presently reviewing Islamabad’s request for the same.
Agreeing to a statement released by the US Embassy in Islamabad, military equipment that has been defined to be excess can be made available through the worldwide excess defense articles (EDA) program, which is receptive to all eligible countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This equipment will not be brought back with US forces from Afghanistan as they redeploy elsewhere, it totalled.
Pakistan has requested a variety of Excess Defense Articles (EDA), it said, adding the US is currently reviewing Pakistan’s request for EDA. If approved, this EDA is likely to be sourced from US stock outside Afghanistan.
The US Department of Defense oversees the procedure for identifying recipients for excess defense articles with State Department approval.
The instruction said that decision of who receives EDA are made on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration a range of divisors, admitting the demand of possible recipients, regional security dynamics, how the recipient nations intend to use the equipment and the power of an EDA recipient to maintain the equipment.
Final decisions of the EDA are still being prepared, it totaled, NewsOne.