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Pakistanís energy sector tops USAID projects list
Nation(Pakistan) ^

Posted on 08/29/2011 6:10:26 PM PDT by milestogo

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The USAID Pakistan Mission Director Dr. Andrew B. Sisson has said that despite financial constraints and tension is Pak-US relations the USAID has been providing financial assistance for various sectors including energy, education, health and rural development programmes.

In an interview with the news agency, the USAID Pakistan Chief said, “We are here to help Pakistan to develop its economy, to provide better future to Pakistani citizens, helping to improve its energy supply, stablise its conditions in FATA, improve educational opportunities for kids, provide jobs, and improve health sector.” He said, “we think this is in the interest of Pakistan and in the interest of US as well.”

The USAID Pakistan Chief said, “We work closely with Pakistani government, Pakistani business community and Pakistani civil society leaders like NGOs and have very excellent cooperation with all of them.”

Replying to a question he said, the USAID is also helping some projects with the cooperation of Pakistan Military and “working with Pakistani military in building roads in FATA, and this cooperation with FWO is continued to be excellent.”

Explaining details of USAID budget, he said, although the budget process in US is a complicated process but under Kerry Lugar Berman (KLB) legislation, Pakistan will receive $1.5 billion every year for five years. He said, “This year the actual appropriation does not quite reach that level and USAID portion is less than $1.0 billion while total civilian US assistance to Pakistan during the current year is $1.3 billion and USAID portion is $950 million.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.com.pk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pakistan; usaid

1 posted on 08/29/2011 6:10:28 PM PDT by milestogo
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To: milestogo
“We are here to help Pakistan to develop its economy, to provide better future to Pakistani citizens, helping to improve its energy supply, stablise its conditions in FATA, improve educational opportunities for kids, provide jobs, and improve health sector.”

I'm sure the Taliban will be properly grateful when they take over.
2 posted on 08/29/2011 6:17:39 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: milestogo

It is time to end all foreign charity and earmarks


3 posted on 08/29/2011 7:03:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: milestogo
Let's see we can shutdown power plants here and make life hell for Americans,But our Commie government does not bat an eye helping this hateful scum, NO not one penny for those bastards!

Let China help them,after all they got the Stealth Chopper Parts.!

4 posted on 08/29/2011 7:06:02 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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