US jet sale to Pakistan slides in past deadline

President Reagan won another major foreign policy victory Monday when the deadline passed for Congress to block his proposed sale of 40 F-16 jet fighters to Pakistan.

Congress had until midnight Sunday to block the $1.1 billion sale. The deadline passed almost unnoticed amid controversy over Mr. Reagan's veto of a bill designed to keep the federal government from running out of money.

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