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Pakistan to seek $1 bn from NATO


May 20th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari would demand $1 billion from the NATO as compensation for the war on terror and its dire consequences on the ... Read more...

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India warns US of funds misuse by Pakistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India Wednesday said it has urged the US to devise proper benchmarks to prevent the diversion of funds provided to Pakistan for military build-up targeting ... Read more...

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Islamabad banks on domestic borrowing for budget deficit


June 29th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Islamabad is banking on domestic borrowing to finance an over Rs.1 trillion budget deficit, an official said.The government is relying on domestic borrowing after it failed ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani


June 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistani Army used only $1.4 billion of the total $8.6 billion US funding made available over the last decade, not $13-15 billion as reported, according ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on Islamabad’s defence needs


May 1st, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A Pakistani defence delegation will arrive in Washington on Sunday for talks on a five-year plan for meeting the country's defence needs, according to diplomatic sources.Defence Secretary Athar Ali ... Read more...

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Pakistan expecting $981mn US disbursement by June


April 27th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): Pakistan is expecting a disbursement of 981 million dollars by the United States by June under the coalition support fund and the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act.Speaking at a news conference, Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pak-US relations can’t be held hostage to Raymond Davis case: Gilani


March 13th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): The relationship between Pakistan and the United States cannot be held hostage because of the Raymond Davis case, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.CIA contractor Davis was ... Read more...

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US to ensure timely delivery of coalition support aid to Pak: Graphsman


March 7th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): US Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Mark Graphsman has said that his country will ensure that the aid due to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) is ... Read more...

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US likely to provide additional 400mn-dollar military aid to Pak


October 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The United States is likely to provide an additional annual military assistance of 300-400 million dollars to Pakistan, besides the package of 2.029 billion dollars announced last week, ... Read more...

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US’ ‘fight Taliban or lose funding’ quid-pro-quo to Pak


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22(ANI): The United States has reportedly warned Pakistan that continued inaction against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda havens bordering Afghanistan could jeopardize the billions of dollars provided to the country.According ... Read more...

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Pak wants US to expedite disbursement of pledged aid


September 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 18 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has expressed hope that the United States would speed up the release of aid pledged under the Kerry Lugar bill ... Read more...

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Zardari again urges US for early transfer of drone technology


June 29th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 29 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has once again urged the United States for early transfer of drone technology in order to help the country's security forces curb ... Read more...

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Donors’ concern over Pak’s ‘double game’ of redirecting terror funds against India


June 29th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): With Pakistan demanding from the international community more funds for its anti-terror efforts, the world, particularly the US, has voiced concerns over the possibility of Islamabad redirecting ... Read more...

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Pak armed forces’ depleting reserves may harm war on terror: Defence Secretary


June 18th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18(ANI): Pakistan Defence Secretary has informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly that financial reserves of the country's armed forces were depleting due to the ongoing military ... Read more...

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US mulls audit office in Islamabad to keep tab on aid usage


June 14th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.14 (ANI): Following serious concerns being raised over the suspected misuse of the Kerry Lugar funds by Pakistan, the United States is planning to set up a separate audit office ... Read more...

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$7.8 bn Pakistani development budget approved for 2010-11 (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Pakistan's National Economic Council (NEC) Friday approved a development budget of Rs.663 billion ($7.8 billion) for fiscal 2010-11 beginning July 1. The NEC met here with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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US releases another 288 mln dollars for Pak as CSF reimbursements


May 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The United States has released 288 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) as reimbursement for the cost incurred in anti-terror operations against the ... Read more...

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The U.S. transfers $288 million to Pakistan, reaffirming commitment to reimburse Pakistan for costs incurred during the War on Terror


May 27th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. transferred $288 million to the Government of Pakistan on Wednesday, reaffirming the U.S.’s commitment to reimburse Pakistan for some of the costs incurred while conducting ... Read more...

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Pak, US decide to resolve visa row


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Both Pakistan and United States have reportedly agreed to resolve all issues concerning the delay in issuing visas to each other's diplomats.According to sources, senior officials of both ... Read more...

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US should end discrimination towards Pak to ink civil nuke deal: Qureshi


May 4th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Reiterating the country's long standing demand, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the United States must end its 'discriminatory' behaviour and enter into a civil ... Read more...

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US sends $656 mn to Pakistan for fighting terrorism


May 4th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Monday received $656 million from the United States under the Coalition Support Fund to reimburse the expense incurred while conducting operations against violent extremism in 2009. The ... Read more...

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US to set-up ’satellite’ audit office in Islamabad to prevent misuse of aid


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): Concerned over reports regarding the misuse of aid being provided to Pakistan, the United States is planning to set-up a separate office for auditors in the country to keep ... Read more...

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US rejects a third of Pak’s reimbursements due to massive over billing, lack of proof


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): The United States has rejected reimbursement claims under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) by Pakistan of over 400 million dollars citing massive over billing and inadequate substantiation.Pakistan had claimed ... Read more...

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US wants ‘interference free’ visa mechanism for its officials in Pak


February 27th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): The United States has told Pakistan to put in place a uniform visa mechanism so that its diplomats and embassy staff stationed in Islamabad do not face any difficulty ... Read more...

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Team of US auditors arrive in Pak to examine claims under CSF


February 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.26 (ANI): A team of 31 US auditors have arrived in Pakistan to examine claims under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) amounting to 1.9 billion dollars.Pakistan has so far received 700 ... Read more...

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Petraeus meets Gilani, assures early reimbursement of Coalition Support Fund


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 23 (ANI): In order to strengthen ties with Pakistan, US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General ... Read more...

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US held back on CSF dues to Pak for accounting reasons: Holbrooke


February 19th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke told journalists here on Thursday that the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) money meant for Pakistan were "unfortunately held back" ... Read more...

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No new funds before audit of previous disbursements: Kerry to Zardari


February 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that it would not release funds under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for 2010 unless there is an audit of ... Read more...

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US to provide ‘ScanEagle’ UAV’s to Pak to boost anti-terror capabilities


February 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): The United States would be providing Pakistan the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), ScanEagle, to help the trouble nation develop its capability against the extremists.The announcement comes days after ... Read more...

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US arm twists Pak over auditors visa issue


February 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.13 (ANI): Arm twisting Pakistan over the delay in issuing visas to its auditors, the United States has clarified that the remaining payment under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) would ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US spar over Coalition Support Fund


January 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Differences have cropped up between Pakistan and the US over the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to be released to this country and negotiations between the two countries on ... Read more...

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India concerned over drones sale to Pakistan


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Amid US plans to sell drones to Pakistan, India wants assurances that such military hardware is not targeted at New Delhi. India is understood to have conveyed ... Read more...

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Pak hands over defence and military shopping list to US


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan.22 (ANI): Handing over its military shopping list to the United States, Pakistan has urged America to provide modern weapons and technology so that it could take on the extremists in ... Read more...

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‘US deliberately delaying funds to pressurise Pak to “do more” against Taliban’


January 19th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 19 (ANI): Senior Pakistani officials have blamed the US of deliberately delaying the reimbursement under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to pressurise Islamabad to 'do more' against the Taliban ... Read more...

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Gates to ask Islamabad to stop criticising US drone strikes publicly


January 18th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 18 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who will arrive in Pakistan with a 125-member delegation this week, is likely to urge Islamabad to stop publicly criticising US drone ... Read more...

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