KERRY LUGAR BILL PDF

President Barack Obama changed that relationship in October , when he signed the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of , better known as the Kerry-Lugar bill, which triples nonmilitary aid to the country for the next five years. The funding is part of a strategy to forge a new relationship with Pakistan to help combat extremism and anti-American sentiment by improving living conditions and promoting democracy, according to a White House statement. One of the conditions that has caused concern stipulates that Pakistan grant U. Khan , a Pakistani nuclear scientist who confessed to selling nuclear weapons secrets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran via the black market.

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History[ edit ] The bill was introduced to Congress on September 24, , after being voted for submission to Congress by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Senate unanimously passed the bill the same day. The House of Representatives passed the bill on September No voting records were kept, as it was a voice vote. John Kerry has been particularly vocal about his support for the bill, including postings on his website and an article written with the Council on Foreign Relations defending the Act.

Citing that because a lot of the aid bypasses dysfunctional government institutions in favor of grassroots programs, NGOs , and local institutions, the effectiveness of bringing tangible benefits for the people would increase. He stated there was a "trust deficit" [5] between the United States and Pakistan, which the Act demonstrates solidarity with the Pakistani people by improving institutions they interact with everyday.

June Many Pakistanis were agitated by the terms of the Act. Foremost was the Pakistani Army , which was quoted saying there were "serious concerns" [6] with the language and terms of the Act.

Nor can we permit the Pakistani state — and its nuclear arsenal — to be taken over by the Taliban. To keep military aid flowing, Pakistan must also cooperate to dismantle nuclear supplier net-works by offering relevant information from or direct access to Pakistani nationals associated with such networks". Gen Kayani told them that there were elements in the bill that would set back the bilateral relationship, and critical provisions were al-most entirely directed against the Army.

The General was particularly irritated on clauses of civilian control of the military since he had no intention of taking over the government. The reported remarks of the American envoy were that rejection of the bill would be taken as an insult and smack of arrogant attitude but, contrarily, some clauses of the bill could also be termed as insult to the entire Pakistani nation. While opposition to the Taliban has grown, so has opposition to U. Accordingly, they will keep their options -- including backchannels with the Taliban and other fellow travelers -- open, knowing that at the end of the day, the Americans have few alternatives available to them.

Christine Fair argued that the U. Bush where the U. The committee, however, vetoed a further amendment which would cut all aid to Pakistan. We are giving to Pakistan about 7.

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KERRY LUGAR BILL

Congress finds the following 1 The people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the United States share a long history of friendship and comity, and the interests of both nations are well-served by strengthening and deepening this friendship. Congress declares that the relationship between the United States and Pakistan should be based on the following principles 1 Pakistan is a critical friend and ally to the United States, both in times of strife and in times of peace, andthe two countries share many common goals, including combating terrorism and violent radicalism, solidifying democracy and rule of law in Pakistan, and promoting the social and economic development of Pakistan. Such amounts shall be in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes. The notice may be submitted in classified or unclassified form, as necessary. B Amounts otherwise available to the Secretary of State to carry out this subsection. The report shall include the following 1 A description of the principal objectives of United States assistance to Pakistan to be provided under title I of this Act.

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Pakistan's Military Riled by the Kerry-Lugar Bill

Ashfaq Kiyani. But could this have been avoided? On the face of it, the Kerry-Lugar bill should be welcomed in Pakistan. The substantial assistance offered is intended to help Islamabad meet its long-term development needs as well as its counterinsurgency requirements, and recognizes the crucial importance of a stable Pakistan in such a geopolitically sensitive region of the world.

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Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009

History[ edit ] The bill was introduced to Congress on September 24, , after being voted for submission to Congress by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Senate unanimously passed the bill the same day. The House of Representatives passed the bill on September No voting records were kept, as it was a voice vote. John Kerry has been particularly vocal about his support for the bill, including postings on his website and an article written with the Council on Foreign Relations defending the Act. Citing that because a lot of the aid bypasses dysfunctional government institutions in favor of grassroots programs, NGOs , and local institutions, the effectiveness of bringing tangible benefits for the people would increase. He stated there was a "trust deficit" [5] between the United States and Pakistan, which the Act demonstrates solidarity with the Pakistani people by improving institutions they interact with everyday.

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The bill has come under fierce criticism in Pakistan, which dampened the US desire to showcase the bill as a major milestone towards establishing long-term partnership with Pakistan. Although Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a news briefing in Washington on Wednesday that Obama would also attach a signing statement to the new law, the White House said that the president did not and had no intention to do so. A signing statement underscores the way the executive intends to implement a law, which may differ from the text of the law itself. The signing followed efforts by the Obama administration and US lawmakers to allay concerns in Pakistan over conditions linked to the aid package, while making clear the legislation would not be changed.

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