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Pakistan’s Kayani: Divert U.S. aid to civilians

June 10, 2011

Via wapo

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s powerful army chief called Thursday for U.S. military aid to be converted to civilian assistance, an unusual move that reflected growing domestic criticism of the nation’s armed forces.

Gen. Ashfaq Kayani said in a statement issued Thursday evening that money now being spent to support the military is more urgently needed for “reducing the burden on the common man.”


From → Development, Pakistan

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