January 11, 1998 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Pakistan is considering taking the United States to court to get 28 contracted F-16 fighter planes or the $658 million it paid for them.
The 28 planes were to be first deliveries out of a total of 71 Pakistan
ordered from the U.S. in the late 1980s. But Washington halted aid to Pakistan in October 1990, blocking $1.4 billion of military equipment Islamabad had paid for, over suspicions it was building nuclear weapons.
Washington says it is trying to sell the F-16s to third parties to reimburse Pakistan with the proceeds.