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  • Obama signs bill freezing Pak aid

    01/01/2012 8:10:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    The Nation (Pakistan) ^ | Monday, January 2, 2012 | Special Correspondent
    While signing the bill on Saturday the New Year eve in Honolulu, where he is on year-end vacation, the president expressed many reservations about some of its provisions... The bill for the year 2012 seeks to suspend 60 percent of $1.1 billion US military aid to Pakistan under the category Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund till the secretaries of State and Defence report to the Congress that Islamabad is making progress in the war against terrorism particularly progress in strategies to counter IEDs... The Obama Administration has maintained that the bill under no circumstances results in suspension of US military aid to...
  • Karachi: bellwether for Pakistan, a country on the brink

    01/01/2012 8:28:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2012 | stephanie nolen
    Karachi is one of the largest cities in the world, home to 17-million people, give or take a million. It is the economic engine of Pakistan, responsible for three-quarters of its economy. It is the bellwether for a precarious nation -- as Karachi goes, so goes Pakistan, they like to say here. It's also, according to a recent report from global human resources consulting firm Mercer, South Asia's lowest-ranking city for personal safety and the sixth most dangerous city in the world. It has had no elected government for more than 18 months, after the last one dissolved in bickering...