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Pak receives $7.5 billion aid from US

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Islamabad, Jul 19: US again came up with a huge aid to Pakistan as it announced $ 7.5 billion help for improving the country's water, energy and health sectors.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened high-level talks with Pakistan on Monday, Jul 19.

This was an effort from US to convince Pakistan that Washington is not only focused on backing the country's fight against Taliban and al Qaeda militants, but is also dedicated to improving the lives of average citizens.

"We know that there is a perception held by too many Pakistanis that America's commitment to them begins and ends with security," said Clinton.

She also added, "but security is just one piece of this vital partnership. We share with Pakistan a vision of a future in which all people can live safe, healthy, and productive lives; contribute to their communities; and make the most of their own God-given potential."

Clinton said US will complete two hydroelectric dam projects to supply electricity to more than 300,000 people in areas near the Afghan border.

It will renovate or build three medical facilities in central and southern Pakistan, and will embark on a new initiative to improve access to clean drinking water in the country.

OneIndia News

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