Islamabad: The United States has expressed satisfaction over the positive development in bilateral relationship with Pakistan that led to the decision to release $ 16 billion for security purpose and under Coalition Support Fund (CSF) since 2002 as Pakistan become the largest recipents of US foreign assistance.
“We are pleased by the positive developments in our bilateral relationship in recent months. We continue to work with the Pakistanis to tackle the many shared challenges facing us,” said a spokesperson for the US Embassy.
He added that US civilian assistance to Pakistan has delivered real results on the issues most important to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and all Pakistanis for cooperation in energy, education, and economic growth.
He pointed out that the CSF disbursement is a routine step in reimbursing Pakistan for support provided and is a positive sign of cooperation on our shared national security priorities. In December 2012 the United States government reimbursed Pakistan for operations for the period of June-November 2011, he said, adding that the reimbursement was in the amount of $688 million.
In July 2012, he said the United States government reimbursed Pakistan for operations for the period of July 2010-May 2011 and the reimbursement was in the amount of $1.118 billion. The spokesperson further said that Pakistan has received over $10 billion since 2001.