Wednesday, September 29, 2004

701 million

701 million dollars has been granted to Pakistan by the US House of Representatives:

The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted $701 million assistance package for Pakistan, which is the first instalment of $3 billion five year U.S. assistance package announced in June 2003.

Out of $701 million, $300 million is for economic assistance, $300 for foreign military financing; while out of remaining $101 million, $40 million is for narcotics control, $29 million for child survival and health, $29 million for development assistance, and $6 million for anti?terrorism. "It is the highest level of assistance which Pakistan will receive," Deputy Chief of the Mission, Mohammad Sadiq told APP, which is symbolic of the close and cordial bilateral ties between Pakistan and the United States.


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