Shocked US monitoring Pak military aid use post Musharraf 'misuse' bombshell

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Washington, Sep.17 (ANI): Shocked and concerned by former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's recent disclosure that the military aid provided to Pakistan by the US was diverted to strengthen its defence against India, Washington has now sent a team to Islamabad to review the whole process through which the aid is being channelised.

In a written reply to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee chairman Admiral Mike Mullen said the team was sent to review the Coalition Support Funds (CSF), which provides reimbursement to Pakistan for expenses incurred during the war on terror.

"We recently sent a team to Pakistan to review, with the Pakistan military, the CSF documentation and other requirements in order to improve accountability and timeliness of payments," Mullen said.

Mullen also did not disclose that whether the team has returned or what the findings were.

Mullen, in his letter, said Washington would keep supporting Pakistan in its struggle against the extremists and also provide funds as it was a key element towards meeting the US' objectives in its AfPak strategy.

"We continue to work with the Pakistan military to improve CSF processes, and ensure appropriate accountability and transparency for CSF," The Dawn quoted Mullen, as saying. (ANI)

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