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Pre-Sequestration, an Extra $15 Million in Pakistan Aid



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On February 21, with sequestration looming, the U.S. Agency for International Development expanded a contract with Deloitte Consulting for an extra $15 million, to $37 million, to support “the implementation by the government of Pakistan of recent important and very welcome trade liberalizations policies” and “implementation of additional activities to support regional trade and transit between India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics.”

Glad we got that in under the deadline!

In the above image from AFP/Getty, cheerful Pakistanis express their gratitude for the latest addition to the $20 billion or so in aid from the United States to their government.


Tags: Pakistan , Sequestration


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