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State Department cuts Pakistan’s handouts by $440 million, but Islamic state still receives billion$ from US taxpayers

State Department cuts Pakistan’s handouts by $440 million, but Islamic state still receives billion$ from US taxpayers

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The United States has further cut Pakistan’s aid by $440 million, bringing down its commitments under the Kerry Lugar Berman Act to just $4.1 billion, which is slightly over half of the total amount that Washington had promised to give nine years ago. Comment: Why? Why do US banksters (and, ultimately, US taxpayers) pay Pakistan so much money? The decision to cut Pakistan’s economic assistance, being disbursed under the Kerry Lugar legislation of 2009, was officially conveyed to Islamabad about three weeks before the planned visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United States, sources in the Ministry of Economic Affairs told The Express Tribune. The aid was being disbursed under the Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA) 2010. PEPA, which was going to lapse, was extended by Pakistan last week, aimed at facilitating the disbursements of the remaining $900 million grant, said sources in the ministry. PEPA was signed in September 2010 to make operational the Kerry Lugar…
Source: State Department cuts Pakistan’s handouts by $440 million, but Islamic state still receives billion$ from US taxpayers

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