No cut in US aid to Pakistan

Posted By: Devaki
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Washington, May 12: US has ruled out any pause in providing aid to Pakistan despite the recent remark that Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is accountable for the failed Times Square bombing.

"Well, as the secretary (of state, Hillary Clinton) said in that very interview (to CBS news), we are satisfied with the cooperation that we have received from Pakistan in this investigation," said assistant secretary of state for public affairs P J Crowley.

"As she said, we have seen a sea change in change of attitudes within Pakistan over the last couple of years, but that we want and expect more from Pakistan going forward," Crowley is quoted as saying.

Crowley also says that terrorism is a major topic of discussion with their Pakistan meetings as it is a common threat.

Richard Holbrooke, the US representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, also had ruled out that there was any such move to dismiss the aid to Pakistan.

US President Barack Obama had signed into the Kerry-Lugar-Berman legislation in order to provide a civilian aid worth $7.5 billion to Pakistan in the coming five years.

US also employs a huge amount with arms and equipments to make Pakistan capable to battle terrorism. This include fighter jets and helicopters.

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