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U.S. Gives Big Aid Package to Pakistan

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was flexing her diplomatic chops on Monday during a strategic visit to Pakistan, where she announced a hefty aid package — to the tune of $7.5 billion — and this time, the funding is ostensibly intended for nonmilitary purposes. –KA

BBC:

“We know that there is a perception held by too many Pakistanis that America’s commitment to them begins and ends with security,” said America’s top diplomat.

“We have not done a good enough job of connecting our partnership with concrete improvements in the lives of Pakistanis. With this dialogue, we are working to change that.”

As well as two dams, Mrs Clinton unveiled funding for drinking water and irrigation projects, and health centres.

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