US Dismisses Lawmakers' Demand for Aid Cut to Pakistan

From Lalit K Jha

Washington, May 12 (PTI) The Obama Administration has dismissed demands of a group of lawmakers that US should stop aid to Pakistan in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

"They are legitimate concerns. But we believe that our counter-terrorism cooperation and our assistance to Pakistan is in the long-term national security interests of the United States, as well as in the long-term interests of building a stronger, more prosperous and more democratic Pakistan," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

Following the killing of bin Laden by the US forces in Abbottabad earlier this week, at least two legislations have been introduced in the House of Representatives, which if passed, would cut all American aid to Pakistan.


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