Pak can't survive without US support: WikiLeaks

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New York: The whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has been creating more trouble to United States by the release of diplomatic cables. The new release exposed the secret alliance between US and Pakistan.

According to the cables sent by former US ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, United states supported Pakistan's premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)'s request to make India delay the release of 2008 Mumbai attack information.

Read: India fears Pakistan, says US: WikiLeaks exposes

The cables also exposed the financial aids given by US to Pakistan. Apart from the $13 billion military equipments and $7.5-billion non-military aid package over five years, US administration asked Congress to provide $2 billion extra aid Pakistan to fight terrorism.

WikiLeaks also brought out the troubled relation between US and Pakistan. Even though, both countries have alliance in various fields, especially in fight against militants in Afghanistan, they did not trust each other.

US officials described that Pakistan was not acting against militants who launch attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan.

In a cable sent by Anne Patterson to Washington in Feb 2009 said that, "the relationship is one of co-dependency we grudgingly admit, Pakistan knows the US cannot afford to walk away; the US knows Pakistan cannot survive without our support."

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