Wednesday, June 15, 2011

75% aid to Pakistan by US to be withheld

The House Appropriations Committee approved a US defence bill on Tuesday proposing withholding of 75 % of the $1.1 billion aid to Pakistan for the next fiscal year until the Obama administration reports to Congress on how it would spend the said amount.It also gave additional power to Congress to review US assistance to Pakistan. This would ensure that Pakistan cooperates with the US in the war against terror, as stipulated in the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill.