Hillary Clinton asks US lawmakers to approve $3.2 bn aid to Pak

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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.
 
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This will be close to 40 billion dollars USA has given Pakistan since this phantom war on terror began, and the results speak for themselves.
 

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This should greatly trouble India. Pakistan is given welfare weapons that aren't necessary to fight ragtag Taliban. Why do they need 500 AIM-120C5 to fight Taliban?? Why 200 AIM-9M9?? Why F-16 block 50? Why M109A5 Paladin when Pak already has plenty artillery? What Pakistan needs is tactical UAVs and attack helicopters which they already get... enough is enough. Selling weapons is one thing, giving them away is another. It is time India makes an economic statement that hits the US defence contractors where it hurts, the wallet.
 
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This should greatly trouble India. Pakistan is given welfare weapons that aren't necessary to fight ragtag Taliban. Why do they need 500 AIM-120C5 to fight Taliban?? Why 200 AIM-9M9?? Why F-16 block 50? Why M109A5 Paladin when Pak already has plenty artillery? What Pakistan needs is tactical UAVs and attack helicopters which they already get... enough is enough. Selling weapons is one thing, giving them away is another. It is time India makes an economic statement that hits the US defence contractors where it hurts, the wallet.
this whole war on terror is created just to give free money to pakistan, simple question why haven't afghans who are the main victims of the war on terror received 1/10 of the amont pakistan has, anyway US already very little buisness in nuclear deals and I don't see an American plane winning MRCA it will most likely be a European plane IMO.
 

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