Friday, October 30, 2009

Obama inks military budget bill; Pakistan to get $2.3bn


US President Barack Obama today signed a $680 billion defence budget bill that provides $2.3 billion military assistance to Pakistan with tough condition to make sure that the funds are not squandered or diverted to affect the "balance of power in the region".


Obama said the Defence Authorisation Bill for 2010 eliminates some of the waste and inefficiency in the defence process that will better protect the nation, troops and save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.


"The bill includes a commitment to the stability of Afghanistan and Pakistan, expanded programmes to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of rogue states and terrorists, and a reformed system of defence acquisition to save taxpayer money," said House Majority Leader Steny H Hoyer.


The military aid money to Pakistan for the fiscal 2010 as mentioned in the bill has two major components -- $1.6 billion for the Coalition Support Fund and $700 million for the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund.


For the $1.6 billion Coalition Support Fund, the bill would require that, before any more such money is spent, the Obama administration must certify that doing so is in the US national interest and will not adversely affect the region's balance of power.

1 comments:

Congress has approved a controversial aid bill for pakistan.
Mr Obama or the Americans have approved a controversial Aid bill for Pakistan.
It seems as americans will be bank roolong their own private army|(Black Water) in Pakistan.
Pakistan is commited to war on terror .
Americans are leaving Afganistan even thoug Mr Obama has commited 30,000 +5000 nato forces.

In fact this is a smoke screen to withdrawl the same way it did in Iraq
Americans are sponsoring terrorist activities in Pakistan.Only to destabilize it and to take out Atomic asserts of Pakistan.

No amount of American pressure can subdue Pakistan resolve

Pakistan as a nation will give America a befitting reply which will shatter the Image of the Americans as the only super power.

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