Pakistan received $13 billion from US for war on terror since 9/11 attacks
Islamabad: Pakistan received at least $13 billion from the US since the September 11, 2001 attacks for logistic and other support in the war against terrorism, the country's parliament was told.
This was stated by defence secretary Alam Khattak while briefing the Senate committee on defence here yesterday.
Khattak said that his country got "$13 billion under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) since 9/11", while another $200 million is due to be reimbursed by the US.
He said that 40 per cent of the amount received was allocated to civil government while 60 per cent was given to the armed forces.
The CSF is going to end on September 30 this year with the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In February this year, the US government said it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million.
According to the US administration, F-16s would allow Pakistan’s Air Force to operate in all-weather environments and at night, while improving its self-defense capability and bolstering its ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
Last week, the United States Navy awarded a $170 million contract for the manufacture and delivery of nine AH-1Z aircraft and nine auxiliary fuel kits for Pakistan.