ISLAMABAD  - Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar Wednesday said Pakistan intends to build its own drone system which is presently in its initial stage.

Talking to mediapersons here, the defence minister said that efforts were afoot towards streamlining the flow of US Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan.

He said so far 1.36 billion dollars had been received under CSF arrangement from the US while more than 2 billion dollars still remain to be issued. “This is not an aid but expenses that the US is supposed to reimburse under the arrangement,” he added. Naveed Qamar said that Mark Grossman, the US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, in his recent visit did not even mention Dr Shakeel Afridi nor did he demand his release.