Pak ‘unhappy’ over ’stringed’ US aidJune 13th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 13 (ANI): The Pakistan government is miffed over the benchmarks attached to the US’ annual aid bill of worth 1.5 billion dollars being offered to it.
Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani said his government is unhappy about the conditions attached to the aid.
Haqqani said he hopes that the Senate would remove the conditions after the passage of the aid package is completed.
Earlier, the US House of Representatives approved an annual non-military aid worth 1.5 billion dollars for Pakistan over the next five years.
According to the restrictions included in the ‘Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act’ (PEACE), an evaluation of efforts would be undertaken by the Pakistan government to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other extremist and terrorist groups in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and other regions.
The act also asks for a crackdown on all terrorist camps operating inside Pakistan, including those of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). (ANI)
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