US has given Pak $1.2bn aid in a year

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Islamabad, Dec. 2008 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson said on Thursday, that the US has given Pakistan $1.2 billion to support the war on terror over a year.

"A grant of $400 million to Pakistan is continuing quarterly and America has no intention to block the aid as it is necessary for Pakistan to rid itself of terrorism" Patterson said in a TV interview, reported The News.

The US Ambassador also said that the terror war did not mean that Pakistan had been declared unsafe. She added that Pak-US strategic relations were progressing in a positive direction, with the new US administration also eager to promote ties. (ANI)


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