$5 billion aid for Pakistan

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by trader#21, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/17/pakistan.tokyo.aid/index.html
    U.S. pledges $1 billion 'down payment' to Pakistan
    http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/u.s.-pledges-1-billion-down-payment-to-pakistan-2009-04-17.html

    even when it's publicly known that pakistan diverts aid to fundamentalists!
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3116090.ece
     
  2. "With respect to A Q Khan, there's no doubt he is probably the world's greatest proliferator. The damage that he's done around the world has been incalculable," Clinton said in response to a question from a lawmaker at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    "We're not interested in putting money into doing what hasn't worked. And we've seen the situation deteriorate over the last eight years in-- Pakistan. And even before, it's been a very difficult country for us to get our arms around and figure out what our ongoing relationship would be like," Clinton said.

    http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=2993560

    Khan, 73, was slapped with US sanctions along with those on his network. He was put under house arrest in 2004 by then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf after he admitted having passed nuclear know-how to North Korea and Iran.

    Khan was released by a Pakistani court from house arrest in February this year. PTI