Forget $3.2 bn, Pakistan may get only $400m
http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDe ... 059&Cat=13
Of course, the sense of entitlement is strong as ever:
A top government functionary insisted however that the CSF amount could not be considered as assistance because this is the expense that Pakistan had already incurred in its military operations against militants based in tribal areas. The bills under question were forwarded to USA after mutual reconciliation. Therefore, the functionary argued, the CSF amount is a reconciled bill and wrongfully delayed payment by US will cause burden on the government which in turn will be forced to obtain loans from banks at exorbitant mark ups.
A senior official from the government’s economic team disclosed to The News on Friday that Pakistan’s economic hardships would be aggravated owing to a number of factors including US’s refusal to pay out Pakistan’s legitimate CSF dues of $3.2 b.