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ISPR gives more figures of US aid

ISLAMABAD: Out of total $12.522 billion US assistance provided to Pakistan during the last 10 years, the Pakistan Army received $2.478 billion under the heads of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) and the security assistance in kind, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed here on Saturday.

The latest figures given by ISPR add almost $2.5 billion to the figure given in the official statement issued after the Corps Commanders meeting.

According to the ISPR spokesperson, the United States in principle allocated an amount of $20.713 billion as assistance to Pakistan during the last 10 years. But, he said, the US has so far provided $12.522 billion in cash under the heads of CSF as well as in kind.

Giving the break-up of the US assistance, the ISPR spokesperson said that it included $8.647 billion on account of Coalition Support Fund and $3.875 billion on account of security assistance in kind — weapons, equipment, expenditure on training by US trainers, services, visits, pay of trainers, etc, for Pakistan armed forces, civil armed forces and Anti-Narcotics Force.

Out of the $12.522 billion, the Pakistan Army received $1.455 billion on account of the Coalition Support Fund and $1.023 billion on account of security assistance in kind. Thus, he said, the Pakistan Army received $2.478 billion out of total assistance of $12.522 billion provided to Pakistan by the United States.

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