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No Kerry-Lugar ‘money’ received so far: Qureshi

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 17:26

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that Islamabad has not received a ‘single penny’ out of the USD 1.5 billion promised under the Kerry Lugar bill, which was approved by the US Congress in September 2009.

US to suspend aid to Pak if misused, says State Department report

Last Updated: Saturday, December 26, 2009, 14:17

A US State Department report has warned that the financial assistance to Pakistan would be suspended if the funds are misused or misdirected.

Nawaz accepts Zardari`s banquet invitation

Last Updated: Friday, October 23, 2009, 15:56

In an indication that the opposition PML-N could return to the ruling federal coalition, its leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted an invitation to a banquet President Asif Ali Zardari will host on Monday.

US will fulfil obligations under aid bill: Pak PM

Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 2009, 18:06

PM Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday hoped that conditions attached to USD 7.5 billion aid bill will not come in the way of the US fulfilling its commitments to Pak, which he said, would "constitute a real test for US credibility".

Prez Obama signs Pak aid bill into law

Last Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009, 08:55

Prez Obama has signed into law the Kerry-Lugar Bill that triples US non- military aid to Pak to $1.5 bn.

No change in Pak aid bill, explanatory note attached

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 18:15

As US President Barack Obama prepares to sign the USD 7.5 billion aid bill for Pakistan, two key Congressional committees refused to make changes to its text but allayed the country`s concerns, saying the legislation does not seek to compromise its sovereignty.

Pakistan may seek $874 mn from IMF

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 12:51

Pakistan may have to seek an additional USD 847 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if the aid the US has proposed under a controversial bill does not come through, the country`s Finance Minister has said.

Obama likely to sign Kerry-Lugar bill tomorrow

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 11:22

US President Barack Obama is most likely to sign the bill for providing USD 7.5 billion aid to Pakistan into law on Friday.

Qureshi to visit US to convey concerns over Pak aid conditions

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009, 16:22

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is set to embark on his second visit to the US in less than a week to convey Pakistan`s concerns on conditions linked to USD 7.5 billion in aid.

Kerry Lugar Bill was drafted with Pak Army’s consent: Berman

Last Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 13:20

A top US diplomat has said that the outline of the Kerry Lugar Bill was in prepared in consultation with Pakistan’s Armed Forces.

Pak Prez to meet Kayani to allay concerns over US aid bill

Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2009, 15:57

With Pakistan Army expressing serious concern over some of the provisions in the US aid bill, President Asif Ali Zardari will hold talks with its chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to allay the military`s concerns.

Conditions in Kerry-Lugar Bill is stated policy of Pak: US

Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2009, 13:51

Standing its ground on the controversial clauses in US aid bill to Pak, the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee has said it was based on the stated policy of that country.