Raymond Davis case: US lawmakers threaten aid stoppage

Pakistani leaders told that Congress would consider cutting aid unless Raymond Davis is freed.

Afp February 09, 2011

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers said on Tuesday that they told Pakistani leaders on a visit that Congress would consider cutting aid unless Raymond Davis is freed. Representative Buck McKeon, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said he mentioned to Pakistani leaders that Congress was working on the budget. Asked if aid could be at risk, McKeon told reporters, “It very well could be.”

Representative John Kline said there “would be a lot of support” for cutting aid if the American, who the United States insists has diplomatic immunity, is not freed.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2011.


Faizi | 10 years ago | Reply http://tribune.com.pk/story/116202/report-casts-doubt-on-success-of-us-aid-to-pakistan/
Faizi | 10 years ago | Reply Dear Friends, This is the true that American govt and his civilians are paying a lot in the war against terror. They also help us a lot in the flood and even in the earth quake and also in the betterment of our civilization. If we count all of these so it may out of our figures but At the other hand if we have an eye about the distribution of the aid that had been given to the govt of Pakistan so there we will find the answer. The aid was given for the people that need but our politicians are much moor deserve for the aid because its hand out to them. Here we have to take the decision that weather this is AID is needed to us? The support is for whom and who will pay the price??
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