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How Much Have US Taxpayers Given Pakistan?

By May 12, 2011

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2005 Pakistan India Border Earthquake Since 2002, the United States has given Pakistan over $20.7 billion in combined military, economic and humanitarian aid, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The CRS chart, Direct Overt U.S. Aid and Military Reimbursements to Pakistan, FY2002-FY2012, originally released by the State Department, shows total U.S. donations of $14.2 billion to Pakistan for security-related programs and $6.5 billion for economic and humanitarian programs.

Largest security-related U.S. donations to Pakistan included $8.9 billion in coalition support funds from the Department of Defense budget, $2.2 billion for foreign military financing and $1.9 billion to the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund.

In addition, the U.S. donated $4.8 billion from 2002 to 2011 to help support and develop Pakistan's economy, $650 million for Pakistan earthquake and flood recovery and $413 million for food.

Since learning that 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden had been living within yards of a Pakistani military installation for at least the last five years, some members of Congress, like Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), have started to question the wisdom of further U.S. taxpayer support for Pakistan.

Also See: Lawmaker Opposes $190 Million Aid for Pakistan

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Photo: 2005 Pakistan India Border Earthquake - Warrick Page/Getty Images


May 16, 2011 at 9:33 am
(1) raccman says:

And the pathetic thing about this is that they hate our guts and that we lack the courage to do 2 things; 1) Burn all their poppy fields, and 2) END ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT

May 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm
(2) Kim says:

I don’t think it’s an intelligent move to fund military stuff or money to a country that might turn on us soon, I wish we could get along with everyone, but it’s not realistic. Kim

September 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm
(3) tom says:

US will pay heavy price for supporting pakistan.

May 11, 2013 at 9:20 am
(4) tushar says:

pakistan is the hotbed of terror. they sponsor terrorism in India. The us is definitely making a deal with the devil

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