US Senator Rand Paul moves bill to strip aid to Pakistan, Egypt and LibyaSubmitted by celeste on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 04:54
WASHINGTON: An influential American Senator has moved a Congressional amendment to strip all US aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya - totaling about $4 billion per annum - and divided the fund equally for veterans jobs bill and deficit reduction programme.
Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky, who has been trying to strip Pakistan of all US aid till Dr Shakil Afridi is released from jail, made another attempt by introducing a new amendment to the veterans jobs bill.
"I'm not saying don't have relations with Pakistan. Many in Pakistan have been sympathetic to our country. Many in Pakistan have helped our country. But many in Pakistan with a wink and a nod look at us, take our money and laugh at us. They cash our check and they laugh at us," Senator Paul said moving his amendment to the Veterans Jobs Bill.