July 19th, 2010
07:17 AM ET
12 years ago

Clinton unveils major aid package to Pakistan

(CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major aid package for Pakistan on Monday - with hundreds of millions of dollars pledged on projects to address the country's water and power shortage, and its floundering economy.

Clinton made the announcement at the beginning of a day-long "strategic dialogue" in Islamabad on the second day of her visit to the South Asian country.

The projects, which Clinton called "long-term investment in Pakistan's future," include the construction of several dams, improvements to hydroelectric power plants and the country's power grid, and the construction or renovation of three medical facilities.

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  1. Angus McDugan

    If they (along with North Korea) can afford nuclear weapons then they have enough money that they don't need aid.

    July 19, 2010 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  2. Cbass

    This is silly. They are just going to keep dangling Bin Laden in front of us until we give them all of our money. GO IN THERE AND GET BIN LADEN. STOP MAKING DEALS 'CAUSE IT'S NOT IN THEIR INTEREST TO JUST GIVE HIM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 19, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  3. jenn, philadelphia

    Because the billions of dollars we've already given them has worked out so well for us so far.

    July 19, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. jim

    I'm sure that there are many Americans that would have liked that money spent here instead of Pakistan.Our economy is in bad shape and we need to help ourselves before helping someone else.

    July 19, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |