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Pakistan offers 52 Super Mushak aircraft to Turkey

Pakistan offers 52 Super Mushak aircraft to Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered 52 Super Mushak Aircraft to Turkey under the Pak-Turk Strategic Economic Framework (SEF).

According to sources, the prime minister recently approved the action plan for Pak-Turk Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) in which the Pakistani side has sought Turkish cooperation in various sectors of the economy.

As per details, cooperation in defence production includes delivery of 30 attack helicopters to Pakistan Army, delivery of 52 Super Mushak to Turkey, Turkish collaboration with Pak defence production establishment for cooperation in the fields of avionics, IT communications, weapons, ammunition, security vehicles and vessels.

Pakistan has also requested Turkey to build four ships for Pakistan Navy – two in Turkey and two in Pakistan.

The proposed cooperation in trade and textile includes grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan by Turkey, being a member of EU Customs Union. In addition, Pakistan has also requested simplification of customs procedure, exchange of electronic data and technical support to Pakistan Customs.

Moreover, the Pakistani side has sought elimination of non-tariff barriers, strengthening of cooperation on technical barriers to trade, and early conclusion of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).