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Pak insists will get excess military equipment from US post Afghan pullout.

Islamabad, Apr. 1 ( ANI ): Pakistan would be receiving surplus armoured vehicles and other military equipment from the United States post Afghan withdrawl later this year.

Secretary Defence Asif Yasin Malik confirmed Pakistan would be receiving the United States' leftover military hardware.

Malik said allied forces had not spoken of handing over equipment to Afghanistan, adding that Pakistan would be receiving the military hardware, Dawn News reports.

He further said only after going through the equipment would Pakistan decide what it wants to keep from the supplies.

According to the report, a statement issued by the US embassy said military equipment that has been determined to be excess can be made available through the worldwide excess defence articles (EDA) programme, which is open to all eligible countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Earlier, a statement issued by the US-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) had said the 'United States Forces-Afghanistan does not provide or intend to provide any such equipment, including MRAPs (mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles), from Afghanistan to Pakistan,' the report added. ( ANI )

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