Pakistan's economy was rescued in 2001 due to the US coming back post 9/11. Pakistan took billions of US dollars and yet played a double game in keeping Afghanistan on boil. The US are using drones only so that the US lives lost are kept to minimum. If Pakistan had been a good ally then it would have ditched sharia constitution. Pakistan told the uS that its "N-bomb is India specific". Good luck to those Pakistanis who would want to truly modernize Pakistan and mindset of its people.
LOL Bengali Alert...it's okay I'll play along.
Rescue our economy how?
The claim from the US is that Pakistan has been given $21.5 billion since 2002. Sure...but did it ever occur to you how much Pakistan has lost in the so-called "War on Terror"? The estimated figures which came out last year calculated that Pakistan has lost $60 billion since joining the war. This aid is nothing more than a slap in the face.
It'll be a bigger slap in the face when you realize how much of this $21.5 billion is actually our money!
Breakdown of the $21.5 Billion
+ Aid To Pakistan =$5 billion (2002-2011)
+ Reimbursements To Pakistan =$9 billion (2002-2011)
+ Economic Packages To Pakistan =$7.5 billion (2002-2011)
TOTAL AID TO PAKISTAN =$21.5 billion (2002-2011)
TOTAL LOSSES TO PAKISTAN =$60 billion (2002-2011)
1. The REAL amount of aid to Pakistan
The aid to Pakistan is not $21.5 billion as some ignorant journalists both at home and abroad have been barking. The actual aid (no strings attached) is $5 billion, which is peanuts compared to the $60 billion Pakistan has lost since joining this phony war.
2. Reimbursements are not aid
Reimbursements were given for services carried about by the Pakistan Armed Forces and Pakistan Government. That approximately turns out to be $9 billion. Basically it's our money. So in actuality, Pakistan has in total received $12.5 billion in "aid" not $21.5 billion.
3. Not all of the aid has been disbursed
Not all of the aid or reimbursements have actually been released by Washington. The US would like everyone to think Pakistan is being given aid on a regular basis, but this isn't actually true. Many times the funds or aid are frozen without notice and has become quite a hindrance. On paper, Pakistan has received $21.5 billion in aid, but in reality this figure is far from the truth.
4. Economic packages and the concept of overhead
America's $7.5 billion economic aid package to Pakistan uses the conventional benchmark of 40% of overhead/administrative expenses. Essentially only $3 billion dollars ends up in the hands of the Pakistan Government, while the remaining $4.5 billion gets cycled back into US entities/non-profit organizations.
So when we do the math, this is what the "aid" to Pakistan really looks like.
Total Aid =$5 billion
Economic Package =$3 billion
TOTAL RECALCULATED AID TO PAKISTAN =$8 billion
Total Losses To Pakistan =$60 billion
Reimbursements To Pakistan =$9 billion
TOTAL RECALCULATED LOSSES TO PAKISTAN =$51 billion
So for our participation in this phony "War on Terror", Pakistan has lost a grand total of $51 billion while we have received nothing more than $8 billion in aid. And this does not include the 3 million internally displaced people, the 50,000 people and soldiers dead and a destroyed international reputation. It is time to educate people in Pakistan and around the world about the myth of American aid and why America has not and will never be a true ally of Pakistan.