WASHINGTON: Identifying Pakistan as a frontline State along with Afghanistan and Iraq, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today asked American lawmakers to approve the Obama administration's proposal of $3.2 billion civil and military aid to Islamabad for the fiscal year 2011. "In Pakistan, our request includes $3.2 billion to combat extremism, promote economic development, strengthen democratic institutions, and build a long-term relationship with the Pakistani people," Clinton said in her testimony before a key Congressional panel. Appreciating the recent steps taken by President Asif Ali Zardari government, Clinton said Obama administration has committed some large signature energy projects, because part of their economic challenge is keeping the power on and keeping those factories humming. "I've ordered a redirection of our aid so that we produce results that are in line with the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani people. I think we should explore additional opportunities that might increase more trade, remove more barriers," she said, adding the Pakistanis have to do more as well.