January 11, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) regrets the Obama administration’s decision to increase economic, military and intelligence support to Pakistan as part of its Afghanistan war efforts. USINPAC urges the administration to instead enforce strict accountability mechanisms for the aid already provided to Pakistan to fight terrorism, particularly Al Qaeda and Taliban. The total U.S. aid to Pakistan in 2011 is projected at $3 billion.
USINPAC has been on the frontlines advocating for accountability and restrictions on military aid to Pakistan that would support offensive weapons purchases. USINPAC supports aid to Pakistan that will allow for economic and social reforms, as well as for the defeat of terrorists within its borders; but with due accountability mechanisms in place.
About USINPAC: USINPAC is a bipartisan organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the United States. USINPAC also provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information go to http://www.usinpac.com
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