US envoy thinks some clauses in Kerry-Lugar Bill 'a big mistake'

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Lahore, Oct. 9 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W Patterson, has said many clauses in the Kerry-Lugar Bill with regard to the Pakistan Army "are a big mistake".

The Daily Times quoted Patterson as saying that the Obama administration had gone the extra mile to ensure that the bill didn't harm Pakistan's sovereignty.

She added that the draft of the bill was poorly written and that the US would address the concerns of Pakistani politicians and the military leadership.

Hoping that the leadership of both countries would overcome these concerns through dialogue, Patterson said the bill is Pakistan-friendly and there is nothing wrong with it.

Separately, the Pakistan Army has sent a formal letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, expressing its concerns over certain features of the bill.

According to the sources, the presidency is reviewing these concerns. (ANI)

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