Washington, Jul 10: The US House of Representatives has approved an aid bill authorizing the 1.519 billion dollars being given to Pakistan as assistance during the current fiscal year.
Similarly, the Senate Appropriations Committee also approved its own version of the bill which would provide Pakistan 1.57 billion dollars in aid in 2010, The Nation reports.
However, before sending the final bill to President Obama for approval, the differences in both the versions of the bill would need to be sorted out.
According to the House bill, Afghanistan will get 2.695 billion dollars in assistance during 2010.
The Foreign Operations Appropriations bill also includes an extra allotment of 830 million dollars for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries of the world to provide relief and assistance during natural calamities.
The fund is also meant to be used for rehabilitation of displaced people in these countries.