Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani

Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani

Addressing a meeting of the corps commanders and other senior army officers in Rawalpindi, Gen Kayani said that of the $13 billion  promised by the US under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) over the last 10 years, only $8.6 billlion were received, a report in the Urdu daily Jang said Friday.

"Out of this $8.6 arab (billion), the government only provided the armed forces with $1.14 arab (billion) in the last ten years and a bulk of this money was utilised by the Pakistan Navy and the Pakistan Air Force," he said.

"Almost $6 arab (billion) was used by the government in the budget and spent on the people," Kayani said.

Set up in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks, the CSF was a US programme to reimburse to countries like Pakistan the costs they incurred in undertaking and supporting counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations. Payments under the CSF were not counted as foreign aid.

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