Pakistan 'dealt' with its arms for funding from IMF, statement from the neighbouring country on reports claim

Pakistan has termed it as false and fabricated the claim that it sold arms and ammunition to Ukraine to get a significant bailout package from the IMF. Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had also rejected this during his visit to Pakistan. After this report came out, the discussion intensified that Pakistan is with Ukraine in this war.

Pakistan 'dealt' with its arms for funding from IMF, statement from the neighbouring country on reports claim

Recently a report came out, which claimed that Pakistan has sold arms and ammunition to Ukraine to secure an important bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, Pakistan has rejected that report.

Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Monday rejected the Intercept report, terming it baseless and fabricated. The report said that cash-strapped Pakistan had provided weapons to the IMF to get US support for a US$3 billion deal in late June.

Pakistan has sold secret weapons to the US, which helped Pakistan facilitate a controversial bailout from the IMF earlier this year, The Intercept, a website, reported on Sunday. Also, the report said that the weapons sales were intended to supply the Ukrainian military. It can be said that Pakistan has supported Ukraine in this war.

According to news agency PTI, Pakistan has been continuously struggling to maintain a balance in relations with the Kremlin and Washington since the Russia-Ukraine war started early last year.

Baloch said that Pakistan adopted a policy of strict neutrality in the dispute between the two countries and has not provided any arms or ammunition to anyone in that context. “Pakistan's defense exports are always accompanied by strict end-user requirements,” he said.

According to local news, Dawn, during a visit to Pakistan in July, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also dismissed similar reports, saying the cash-strapped country was struggling to cope with its ongoing conflict with Russia. Is supplying weapons to Ukraine to support the army. He clarified that there has been no agreement between the two countries for the supply of arms and ammunition.

Former Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also agreed, stating that Pakistan has not signed any deal with Ukraine for military supplies since the war began.

In July, the IMF transferred US$1.2 billion to cash-strapped Pakistan, part of a US$3 billion bailout program for nine months to support the government's efforts to stabilize the country's struggling economy.