$364m-secret arms sale to Ukraine blows up Pakistan’s neutral claim

Pakistan has reportedly earned $364 million from arms deals with US companies to supply ammunition to Ukraine. The deals were signed in 2022 and involved two American companies, “Global Military” and “Northrop Grumman.” The arms were transported from Pakistan to Ukraine via a British military cargo plane. Pakistan has officially denied selling weapons to Ukraine, stating that it upholds a policy of strict neutrality in the conflict. However, data from the State Bank of Pakistan shows a significant increase in arms exports during the fiscal year 2022-23. This arms deal has raised concerns about Pakistan’s neutrality and its relationship with the US.