No strings attached in Kerry-Lugar aid Bill: Malik.Byline: ANI
Lahore, Sep. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has reiterated that Islamabad will get US economic aid with no strings attached under the Kerry-Lugar Bill.
The Daily Times quoted him, as saying that United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. wants to improve the Pakistan civilian government's performance.
On Sunday, it emerged that there are numerous conditions which the Gilani-led government would have to fulfill to ensure that the 1.5 billion dollars of annual assistance being offered by the Obama Administration is released.
The Secretary of State has to issue a certificate on these 'sensitive' subjects before each installment of the US aid is disbursed, The News reports.
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1. The Government of Pakistan Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان), The Constitution of Pakistan provides for a Federal Parliamentary System of government, with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Prime is continuing to cooperate with the United States in efforts to dismantle supplier 'networks relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
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2. The Government of Pakistan during the preceding fiscal year has demonstrated a sustained commitment to and is making significant efforts towards combating terrorist groups, consistent with the purposes of assistance described in section 201, including taking into account the extent to which it has made progress on matters such as:
(a) Ceasing support, including by any elements 'within the Pakistan military or its intelligence agency', to extremist and terrorist groups, particularly to any group that has conducted attacks against United States or coalition forces in Afghanistan, or against the territory or people of neighbouring countries;
(b) Preventing al-Qaeda, the Taliban and associated terrorist groups, such as 'Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, from operating in the territory of Pakistan, including carrying out cross-border attacks into neighbouring countries', closing terrorist camps in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), also known as Ilaak-e-Ghair in Pakistan are areas of Pakistan outside the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 sq mi). (FATA FATA Fibre Attached Technology Adapted
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(c) Strengthening counter-terrorism and anti-money laundering Anti-money laundering ("AML") is a term mainly used in the financial and legal industries to describe the legal controls that require financial institutions and other regulated entities to prevent or report money laundering activities. laws; and
(3) The security forces of Pakistan are not materially and substantially subverting the political or judicial processes of Pakistan.
When asked whether the Army or other important institutions have been taken on board before agreeing to such conditions in the bill, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit For disambiguation of Basit Abdul Basit
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , said the bill has been drafted by the US, and hinted that Islamabad could do nothing in this regard.
"Basically this is not our decision and the Americans have drafted it but the Pakistan government has been in close touch with them. Acceptance of these conditions is not an issue as we have tried to convince them that such conditions do not work," Basit clarified.
However, many believe that President Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu: آصف علی زرداری) (Sindhi:آصف علي زرداري) (born July 21, 1956) is the chief of the Zardari tribe and the has committed a blunder by accepting those clauses mentioned in the aid bill, and that too even without taking all the stakeholders on board.
Some of the members of the Pakistani delegation who are in New York with Zardari believe that the President would have to face severe consequences for his what seems to be a big gamble, when he returns to Islamabad.
"This is the misguided vision of a few bloated visionaries in the president's camp and they will soon find out the heat of these unacceptable conditions when they return to Pakistan," a member of the Pakistani delegation said. (ANI)
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