US Aid

  • Pakistan endorsed drone strikes in secret deal with US, claims reports October 24, 2013

    Notwithstanding its public denouncements against US' "unilateral" drone attacks, Pakistan approved the controversial strikes by the CIA for years under a secret deal with America, a damning media report said on Thursday. Top officials in Pakistan's government for years have secretly endorsed the programme and routinely received classified briefings on strikes...
  • White House says will not immediately cut off aid to Egypt July 9, 2013

    Washington: The White House said on Monday that it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid programme to Egypt. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United States government will take the time it needs to determine whether or not to label the...
  • US Secretary of State proposes 20 pc cut in aid to Lanka April 15, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a 20 per cent cut in the American aid to Colombo, a move reflecting the unease in their ties over issues related to human rights, reconstruction and political integration in Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war. It is believed...
  • US assistance to Pakistan helps reduce terrorism: Kerry April 11, 2013

    Washington: The US assistance to Pakistan has helped in reducing the conditions that foment extremism in the country, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said as the State Department in its annual budget sought $1.3 billion in economic and military assistance for the South Asian nation. "Our economic and...
  • US Senator threatens to end aid to Pakistan July 18, 2012

    Washington: A key American Senator on Tuesday threatened to force a vote on ending US aid to Pakistan unless a Pakistani doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, is released from prison. Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor this morning announcing his intention to force a Senate vote...
  • 'Pak military playing double game on Afghanistan' July 2, 2012

    New York: Slamming Pakistan for refusing to cut ties with the Haqqani network of militants, a leading US daily has said the military of the 'crippled and chaotic' state continues to play a "double game" of accepting aid from America while enabling the Afghan Taliban. The New York Times said in...
  • US Senate panel cuts Pak aid by more than half May 23, 2012

    Washington: Sounding a fresh warning to Pakistan, a key Senate panel has voted to slash American assistance to Islamabad by more than half, approving only USD 1 billion in aid for fiscal 2013 and warned of further cuts unless it reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...
  • Pak oppn, religious parties welcome US aid cut July 12, 2011

    Lahore: Pakistan's opposition and religious parties have welcomed the US administration's decision to withhold $ 800 million in military aid to the country, describing it a "god-sent opportunity" to emerge from the "financial enslavement" of Americans. Senior PML-N leader Muhammad Mehdi said though the Pakistani military has not yet confirmed the...
  • Want a solution to Pak diverting US aid: Antony December 16, 2010

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said it will continue to take up the issue of Pakistan diverting American military aid against it with the US till the time there is a "final solution" to the problem. Defence Minister A K Antony said the past experience and track-record shows that instead...
  • US rewards Pakistan with $ 7.5 bn aid July 19, 2010

    Islamabad: The US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened high-level talks with Pakistan on Monday by announcing several new aid projects aimed at improving the country's water, energy and health sectors. The projects are part of a $ 7.5 billion aid effort to convince Pakistanis that Washington is not only...
  • US urges Pak to do more to check extremists May 14, 2010

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants Pakistan to do more to check extremists with a veiled warning of the consequences of a terrorist attack that can be traced back to that country. "We think that there's more that has to be done," she said on Thursday at an...
  • US rules out any cut in aid to Pakistan May 12, 2010

    Washington: The US has ruled out any cut in its assistance to Pakistan in view of the recent revelation that Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is responsible for the failed Times Square bomb attempt, as demanded by certain American lawmakers. "Well, as the Secretary (of State, Hillary Clinton) said in that very interview...
  • Ifs and buts in American legislation on aid to Pak October 24, 2009

    Washington: A top US official has suggested that American legislation puts no conditions on Islamabad, only "requirements" on Washington. The statement of Richard Holbrooke, special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, is seen as a bid to avoid another furore in Pakistan over tough new conditions against diverting US military aid to...
  • Pak army opposes US aid strapped with Lugar Bill October 17, 2009

    The US President Barack Obama signed the Kerry Lugar Bill into law giving Pakistan 7.5 billion dollars. While India has announced its concern that Pakistan may misuse the money, the US administration points out the aid comes with many riders. A little over 24-hours after Thursday's carnage, another terror strike...
  • Obama tags anti-terror terms to Pak aid package October 16, 2009

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Kerry Lugar Bill into law tripling non-military aid to Pakistan to about $7.5 billion over the next five years but keeping intact conditions like Islamabad ending support for extremist groups targeting the US and India. "This law is the tangible manifestation of broad...
  • India wary of US aid to Pakistan: S M Krishna September 25, 2009

    External Affair Minister S M Krishna met President Barack Obama on Thursday. Krishna said India was wary of US aid to Pakistan, as in the past Islamabad had used such funds against India. ...
  • India protests Pak's plea for US aid September 24, 2009

    Pittsburg: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in New York with a mission. He wants $30 billion in aid from US, a demand he will make at the Friends of Pakistan meeting on Thursday. The group brings together the US, European Union and 13 other countries to help secure and...
  • US mulls strict oversight on aids to Pak September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf's revelations about diverting US supplied military equipment for uses other than fighting terrorism have embarrassed Washington. When asked to whether the US military aid can be used against India, Musharraf said: Yes whenever there is threat to Pakistan, we will use it....
  • US serious about Musharraf's take on aid to Pak September 15, 2009

    Washington: US has said it is taking "very seriously" admission by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that aid provided by it for the 'war against terror' was diverted during his tenure to strengthen defences against India, but refused to say whether any probe has been ordered. A State Department official said...
  • Mush's US aid talk: Will India take it up with Washington? September 15, 2009

    Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf seems to have scored a self goal for his country. He confirmed what India has long suspected that Pakistan used the post-9/11 US military aid to increase its own arsenal against India. MoS External Affairs Shashi Tharoor spoke to CNN-IBN about the issue. ...
  • US should monitor aid to Pakistan, says Tharoor September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's confession about US aid being diverted against India, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Monday asked Washington to monitor its aid to Islamabad. "We support countries helping Pakistan fighting against terrorism, but we do not expect the aid...
  • Pak misusing US aid, weapons for Indian targets August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: For years now, India has been telling the US that Pakistan is misusing military aid given to it. India has also been trying to convince the western allies of Pakistan that more often than not, the weapons acquired through that aid are used against India. Now, a US...
  • US approves $400 mn aid for Pak's operation terror May 8, 2009

    Washington: A House of Representatives committee has approved $400 million for a new Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund, but not before a key member expressed doubts about US strategies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The $400 million requested by the Obama administration for the fund to bolster efforts against the Taliban and extremist...
  • US may boost development, military aid to Pak March 21, 2009

    Washington: The Obama administration may triple development aid to Pakistan while also boosting military assistance to secure more help in fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan, a US official said. The official, who spoke on condition that he not be named because President Barack Obama has yet to unveil his fresh strategy...
  • US offers aid if Pak reins in nuke scientist A Q Khan March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: American lawmakers passed a legislation making US military aid to Pakistan conditional. The aid is based on whether the US gets access to disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan. One of the world's most notorious nuclear technology proliferators, Pakistani scientist A Q Khan, was released from house...
  • Pak hasn't checked terror, so no aid: US leaders December 8, 2008

    New Jersey: Pakistan has come under severe criticism from American leaders in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks for failing to take action against terrorists who operate from its soil. While Senior Congressman Frank Pallone has called Pakistan a "failed state", Senator Robert Menendez has warned that the country...