Usman Ansari

Usman Ansari is the Pakistan correspondent for Defense News.
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Pakistan slashes military modernization fund by 20%
The move helps meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund that the country achieve a primary budget surplus of 153 billion rupees, or 0.2% of the national output for the new financial year in order to revive an IMF bailout package.
Pakistan boosts defense budget by nearly 6%
Though mainly covering salary increases, some of the extra money is earmarked for infrastructure such as the continued development of Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara, the Navy’s main operational base, and a naval air base in Turbat.
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