US aid package of 845 million dollars for Pak can be in jeopardy

November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin  

The 845 million dollars includes a supplementary request for 60 million dollars.

The 785 million dollars requested in the 2008 Congressional Budget Justification is for: Peace and Security (approximately 342 million dollars): Includes Foreign Military Financing, International Military Education and Training, law enforcement reform, counter narcotics, and counter terrorism.

The other heads are Governing Justly and Democratically (around 42 million dollars), which includes rule of law and human rights, support for local governance and decentralisation and civil society.

It also consists of a programme called: Investing in People (about 103 million dollars) and roughly the same amounts for health and education.

Another head is Economic Growth (about 249 million dollars), which includes a 200 million dollars cash transfer to support the Government of Pakistan development initiatives, private sector support, agriculture, and credit.

Another item is Humanitarian Assistance (around 50 million dollars), which is to provide continued relief and recovery for areas hit by the 2005 earthquake.

The 60 million dollars supplemental amendment is to support economic and social development as well as good governance in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Daily Times reported. (ANI)

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