US Aid Directed Towards Building Pakistan Institutions

Washington, June 15 (PTI) The American aid to Pakistan is aimed towards strengthening and building institutions in the country, the US State Department has said.

"US assistance to Pakistan... is directed towards building Pakistan's institutions, shoring up its democratic institutions and infrastructure, strengthening its economy," State Department spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference.

"Obviously, much of our assistance was diverted to help with the immediate after effects of the flooding," he said.

"We believe that assistance is important in our national security interests and obviously in Pakistan's security interests to provide that kind of support so that Pakistan becomes a prosperous, democratic nation, or a more prosperous, democratic nation," Toner said in response to a question.


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