US to announce aid package to Pakistan

The money will focus on vital energy and water sectors, the official said, shortly after Clinton arrived in Islamabad today for high-level talks, adding that full details of the projects would be announced tomorrow.

The projects will be part of a five-year, USD 7.5 billion aid package approved by US Congress last year, which hopes to temper anti-Americanism in Pakistan by building schools, infrastructure and democratic institutions.

The plan includes several water dam projects in the areas of Gomal Zam, Satpara and Baluchistan.Three hospitals will also be renovated and expanded in Karachi, Lahore and Jacobabad.

Two specific programmes are to be devoted to agriculture, one for the training of farmers in dairy production, and the other to increase production and export of mangoes. (AFP)

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