Pak urges US to refund $1.6bn for fighting terror

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Asif Ali Zardari
New York, Sep 23: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the US government to refund the $1.6 billion spent on fighting terror in his country's tribal areas, a media report said.

Zardari made the demand during two separte meetings in New York with US officials including special Af-Pak envoy Richard Holbrooke, Dawn News reported.

The report said the US pays Pakistan for the anti-militant operations from a special account called the Coalition Support Fund. Pakistan has not been paid for more than a year.

He also sought early adoption of the Kerry-Lugar Bill that will bring in $1.5 billion annually for five years.

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