US senate passes $349 million assistance for Pakistan

Express May 28, 2010

KARACHI: The U.S. Senate has passed $ 349 million in economic and security assistance for Pakistan on Friday.

The assistance is part of a $ 60 billion war supplemental bill to fund Afghan operations and some other projects requested by the Obama administration.

The summary of the measure, passed Thursday evening, says of the $ 349 million assistance for Pakistan, $259 million is for social and economic support programmes and activities, including $10 million for the Pakistan Civilian Assistance Programme.

The Obama administration had requested the money in economic, law enforcement, and military assistance for Pakistan.

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