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US aid to Pak can change: Kerry

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry has said that the US would change the nature of its aid package being delivered to Pakistan from the existing military centric one to one more non-military in nature.

world Updated: Feb 28, 2009 00:27 IST

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry has that said the US would change the nature of its aid package being delivered to Pakistan from the existing military centric one to one more non-military in nature.

Kerry is planning to introduce legislation in the US Senate, to triple non- military aid to Pakistan for the next decade, amounting to US$ 1.5 billion per annum. Kerry’s predecessor Joe Biden, now vice president, had introduced similar legislation last year, but the measure lapsed.

The new aid would be directly linked with Islamabad’s success in its war against terror, establishment of democracy and the fight against religious fundamentalism.

“There is no military solution to what is happening in either Pakistan or Afghanistan,” he said. The real solution, Kerry argued is going to be to help deliver real services and change.

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